GW Office of Entrepreneurship Office Hours with Jim and Lex, Wednesdays and Fridays, October 29th to November 21st

The GW Office of Entrepreneurship and GW Business Plan Competition hosts office hours for current or aspiring entrepreneurs in the GW community (GW students, faculty, staff and alumni). Receive personalized advice from Executive Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Jim Chung and/or Director of the GW Business Plan Competition, Lex McCusker. We will also have guest entrepreneurs pop in, so stay tuned!

Receive free and impartial advice on how to:
- Build a successful lean startup company
- Brainstorm startup strategies
- Find startup funding opportunities
- Learn about the entrepreneurship resources available at GW
- Navigate the technology transfer and patent process
- Learn about the GW Business Plan Competition

There is also a Skype Meeting option if you cannot attend in person.

Register online to secure a spot for your visit!
Wednesdays, 10AM-12PM | Fridays, 11AM-1PM and

Colonial Cup Election Night Presented by MBA Student Engagement, November 4th, Tonic, 7PM to 9PM

Join us on Tuesday, November 4 from 7pm-9pm at Tonic (3rd floor) for the 2014 U.S. House and Senate Elections. There will be free food and drinks. Students, please take a look at the attached document to see who is in the race for Senate. Next, vote here on the candidates you think will win from the 10 contentious elections. Your ballot must be in by November 3, 12pm.  The person to correctly predict the most races wins a prize and receives 15 Colonial Cup points for their team. Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jessica Elias at [email protected]

#WhyMBA from #GWSB @GWBusiness

The GWSB Difference

Location, Location, Location:

  • Our campus is a true cultural center: a crossroads where business and progress intersect and shape society.Not only do our students learn concrete business skills, but they also get a front-row seat to how business is conducted. We’re located just a few blocks away from global institutions like the World Bank and IMF as well as thousands of global businesses and non-profits.
  • GWSB has strong relationships with key decision makers at organizations including the U.S. Department of State, the White House, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. In addition, the Washington, DC metropolitan area has emerged as the national model for the future of the built environment and real estate.

By providing great opportunities for women:

  • GWSB has one of the world’s highest percentages of female students enrolled in its MBA program (over 40% in each class)
  • GWSB has also earned national recognition for its Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program.
  • GWSB recently became one of six new business school members of the Forté Foundation
  • The Princeton Review ranks GWSB 5th for “Greatest Opportunity for Women.”

By establishing a culturally diverse community:

  • Only in Washington, D.C., do so many students, working in so many sectors—federal government, private business, nonprofit, military, international firms—come together and collaborate so well.
  • About half of the current MBA class is intentional
  • By being a place where the military and veterans can excel:
  • Designated as a 2015 “Military Friendly School” in G.I. Jobs magazine, an honor bestowed to the top 15% of universities.
  • GW participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program

By providing unique opportunities for our students:

  • Only School to have classes taught by a sitting Chairman of the Federal Reserve (Ben Bernanke)
  • By providing customized business education:
  • 7 Specialized Masters Degrees and 12 Concentrations for our MBA: Customized Business Education

By incorporating a strong international orientation and global reach:

  • GWSB provides students with hands-on experience in locations around the world and insight into emerging markets with our Consulting Abroad Program (CAP). Each Global MBA student graduates with international experience!
  • We offer 20 graduate elective overseas short courses and manages 17 semester-based bilateral exchanges
  • 19th in the U.S. for our International Business Program according to US News & World Report
  • By integrating the social, environmental, and economic realities of business…Sustainability at GWSB is an interdisciplinary endeavor that weaves many academic areas together to create exciting new educational opportunities.

For more information regarding the #WhyMBA campaign:

Marriott Digital MBA Intern now available on GWorks, application due October 22nd, 11:59PM

There is a great MBA Internship opportunity with MarriottDigital! MarriottDigital has posted the MBA Internship opportunities and the Manager of this dept. has extended the deadline until next week, Wednesday, October 22 and the job posting number is: 807257.

The Digital team is seeking summer interns in the following areas:
1. strategic planning
2. product management
3. operations
4. marketing
5. business development

MarriottDigital is looking for 1st year MBA students who have an interest in the above areas. International students will be considered. A full description is below.
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STARTS TODAY, Register for 2014 GW October Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Washington, D.C.!, October 15-18

Partners for this year’s conference include the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), VISA Inc. Small Business, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Gallup Inc., and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). The networking opportunities over three days will be significant.

Pre-Conference – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
Launched in 2012, USASBE’s Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship is ideally suited for faculty who are considering teaching a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Productive Development Financing and Marketplace Day at IDB
Hosted at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the program offers an IDB led panel on Latin America and a marketplace in the afternoon where researchers have the opportunity to discover new data sets related to firm creation, entrepreneurship, and public policy. The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute (GEDI), the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kauffman Firm Survey and more will be represented. PSED 101 and GEDI 101 training sessions will also be offered.

Friday, October 17, 2014 - Public Policy Forum
Keynote Speakers on Friday, October 17 at the GW School of Business include:
-Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup Inc.
-Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
-Kevin Lenane, Founder and CEO of Veenome
-Heekyung Min, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea)

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Research Day
The final day of the conference includes peer-reviewed empirical research presented by authors at the George Washington University School of Business. This year, the presentation tracks will focus on (1) Global (2) National and (3) Local issues related to entrepreneurship research and public policy.

Conference website


Jim Clifton
Chairman and CEO of Gallup
Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting, public opinion research, and analytics. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions.


Kevin Lenane
Founder and CEO of Veenome
Kevin founded Veenome in 2011 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He is an experienced Mobile Product Manager and Business Development Expert with a keen sense of how location, platform and portability play into the mobile experience for businesses and consumers. He worked with clients at PointAbout including GM/OnStar, Microsoft, FEMA, The Huffington Post and various confidential military and aviation organizations.

Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD
The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
Professor Lumpkin is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Family Business Review and Strategic Management Journal.

Ms. Heekyung Min
Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea).
Prior to joining CJ, Ms. Min held various executive positions in both government and private companies with extensive experience in HR, Finance and Intercultural Management. In 2007, Heekyung acted as the Director General of the Business Opportunity Bureau at the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) in Incheon, Korea, responsible for leading the team that supervised the development of the city while promoting Korea’s and IFEZ’s investment opportunities to the world.

*Register Today!* Registration is now open for the 2014 GW October Conference!