Become a Startup Scout
Georgetown University

Join the VC Startup Scout program and gain an unprecedented opportunity to connect with a vibrant startup community. Expand your network, gain insider knowledge and influence the future of innovation.


Georgetown University in Washington D.C. has a thriving startup and VC ecosystem. The University is active in fostering entrepreneurship among its students and alumni through diverse initiatives.

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative is one such venture, with its aim to foster entrepreneurial spirit among students across all of Georgetown University's campuses. The initiative provides support through mentorships, resources for new startup ideas, and competitions among others.

One notable success story from Georgetown University is that of Perlego co-founders Gauthier Van Malderen and Matthew Davis. Perlego, an online learning platform often referred to as the 'Spotify for textbooks', has raised over $15M in funding. Both Van Malderen and Davis are Georgetown alumni.

Anoter Georgetown alumnus in the startup world is Ted Leonsis, a former AOL executive who has gone on to invest in multiple technology companies through his VC firm, Revolution Growth, co-founded with another Georgetown alumnus, Steve Case.

A unique aspect of Georgetown University's ecosystem is its commitment to social entrepreneurship. The University promotes startups that aim to bring about social change, through initiatives like the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation.

In summary, Georgetown University equips its students and alumni with an ideal environment and the necessary resources to foster entrepreneurship.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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