The Venture Accelerator consists of Analysts and Project Managers (PMs) who are split up into project teams that consult for each startup. These teams are assigned to each start-up in collaborating exclusively with its founders to conduct market research, develop strategies, and turn a minimum viable product into a successful, profit-making business. After their training, the members of the VA will be well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis to meet the unique demands of the VA entrepreneurs in the dynamic startup world.T
The semester begins with an initial meeting with the entrepreneurs to identify client needs and establish a working timeline for the semester. The VA team meets weekly with the founders to discuss progress, address new updates, and make any necessary pivots according to the situation. The VA team finishes the semester with the presentation of a final deliverable summarizing progress-to-date, empirical findings, and the team’s recommendations for the start-up moving forward.
Within the VA program, consultants also support the finance division by providing research for reliable and accurate financial projections, as well as weighing in on the GV grant process. The consulting division is experienced in a number of sectors, including consumer goods, technology, software, and luxury retail, and continues to be the premier resource and support for the success of entrepreneurship at Georgetown.
LaunchPad is responsible for leading the training we provide to early-stage entrepreneurs by teaching them lean startup methodologies. LaunchPad members also work as one-on-one consultants to these early-stage ventures.
The external relations division is responsible for publicizing the events and activities of Georgetown Ventures and its startups to develop awareness on-campus. ER team members also work directly with our entrepreneurs to help them with marketing and building their brands.
The marketing team posts regularly on Georgetown Ventures’ social media accounts to update our community on upcoming events and our startup’s activities.
The outreach team reaches out to entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, alumni and companies to build up Georgetown Ventures’ mentorship and partnership network with the end goal of producing events and fundraising.