Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative Names 2017-2018 Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative Names 2017-2018 Entrepreneurs-In-Residence
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business recently named its seventh annual cohort of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.These entrepreneurs and investors spend time on the Georgetown University campus throughout the academic year to advise both undergraduate and graduate students on starting their own companies. The initiative manages an array of courses and extracurricular programs to serve the Georgetown University entrepreneurial community, both within and outside of the McDonough School of Business, and fosters stronger connections to the vibrant Washington, D.C., entrepreneurial community and the Georgetown Alumni Association. 
The 14 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for 2017-18 are:

Laura Clark, an experienced retail entrepreneur and communications executive. She founded Wylie Wagg, a regional retail chain, and was the company’s chief executive officer until its acquisition by a large national retailer in late 2016.

Shye Gilad (MBA’12), co-founder and managing partner of ProJet Aviation, an award-winning aviation hospitality company that helps people accomplish extraordinary things through the wonder of private flight.

Patricia Henriques, a relationship-driven entrepreneur, who founded and led Management Alternatives Inc. for 20 years from start-up to an industry-recognized, national leader in corporate relocation management.

John Jabara, founder of Savenia Labs, a company, based in Maryland, which reinvents appliance, electrical product, and home energy ratings so that individuals and businesses can assess lifetime energy costs and environmental impact prior to purchasing.

Fiona Macauly, founder of a for-profit company and a social enterprise that between them had $30 million in revenue and offered products and services in 50 countries.

Mike Malloy (C’12), currently leads the Halcyon Incubator and was the chief executive officer at Waveborn Sunglasses, a company that changes how people see the world by selling luxury Italian sunglasses and donating 10 percent of the profits to fund life-changing cataract surgeries.

Peter Mellen (C’89, MBA’98), an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience working in online business and commercial real estate. He is the founder of Netcito, a network of peer advisory groups for entrepreneurs, and owner of Mellen Investment Properties, a real estate investing firm that manages and invests in commercial properties.

Miguel Monteverde, a D.C. based tech and media executive. He is the founder and principal at Green Mountain Advisors, a firm that provides consulting services for early-stage companies.

Jill Monk, pioneer and early evangelist of edtech. In 1995, she founded one of the first and most highly rated education portals on the internet, which was venture-backed.

Meghan Roman (B’96), founder and principal of Stonerose Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based public relations consultancy for technology companies and venture capital investors.

Mark Silverman (B’72, L’75), a venture investor and adviser at Westhaven Therapeutics and Georgetown Translational Pharmaceuticals.

Marc Steren, co-director of the Georgetown University Summer Launch program. He is the National Federation of Independent Businesses 2015 entrepreneur educator of the year, the 2015 David S. Stone Excellence in Teaching award winner, and the founder of the Young Innovators program.

Dave Terzian (C’76), managing Partner of Brand Strategy Partners, LLC, a boutique consulting group that specializes in the quick service and fast casual restaurant segment, with extensive resources to assist managers and entrepreneurs with brand development strategies and execution.

Tien Wong, an expert in technology and startups. He serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Tech2000, a provider of advanced technology training and mobile device software to government and Fortune 500 companies; chairman of Lore Systems, an internet technology professional services company; and chairman of Opus8, a private investment and strategic advisory firm.

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The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, led by founding director Jeff Reid, inspires Georgetown University students to be entrepreneurial, teaches them the entrepreneurial lessons learned by others before them, connects them to useful resources, and helps them pursue their own unique entrepreneurial interests. Signature programs include the StartupHoyas Challenge Business Pitch Competition, the StartupHoyas Incubator, the McDonough School of Business Entrepreneurial Fellowship, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Faculty Exchange, Entrepreneurs in Residence, and events such as Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day, the Venture Capital Investment Competition and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter: @StartupHoyas.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the premier destination for global business education, provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in the service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs prepare students to be “global ready” by providing a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C.—the nexus of world business and policy—and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree or custom programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter: @msbgu.