Walsh School of Foreign Service

Selected Past GIPC Finalists

OxiWear developed an ear-wearable vital-signs monitoring and emergency alert accessory for patients with pulmonary hypertension. Founder Shavini Fernando (CCT ‘20) also went on to win a ,000 Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize, and gained .25 million in pre-seeding funding. 

Intrepid Women aims to create a toolkit to combat sexual harassment and gender-based violence in public spaces. Its first service, Bibti, provides a matching service for women traveling in public. Founder Emily Owen (MSFS ‘21) raised a first round of ,000 in angel investments from major entrepreneur Charles Ferguson.

Elenas (founder Zach Oschin, BSFS ‘20)  is a digital direct sales platform for beauty products where Latin American women earn extra income in a risk-free way. As CEO, Zach has expanded it into a social commerce platform that has raised million in venture funding and is expanding in the region. Elenas was recognized by TechCrunch as one of the top 15 new start-ups in Latin America. 

Kits to Hearts (founder Sonia Su, MASIA ’20) delivers practical and customized gift packages to cancer patients in order to ease the pain of going through long and arduous cancer treatments. The Georgetown entrepreneurship network provided strong alumni, investor, and mentorship support for Sonia and she was able to leverage the insight and feedback from her mentorship network to place second in Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge and to win grants to send her first 50 to 100 Kits to Heart gift packages. Since then, Kits to Hearts is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit that is continuing to expand outside the D.C.-Baltimore area

UHustle (founder Christy Felix, MSB ‘20) makes side-jobs easier for college students.  Since being selected as the people’s choice at GIPC, Christy has successfully launched the beta test with 25 “Hustlers” on her platform, harnessing ,700 in test revenue and 95% satisfaction rate from her customers. Christy was featured on STEAM Boston and represented Georgetown University at Forbes 30 under 30 Summit

Healthcare Mobile (renamed Clafiya) (founder Jennie Nwokoye, SCS ’20) brings primary healthcare services to the doorsteps of patients in Nigeria. Since participating in GIPC, the Clafiya team has successfully onboarded 50 community healthcare workers and has reached over 350 users through their pilot program in Enugu State in Southern Nigeria. Clafiya has received positive feedback and is increasing its traction by demonstrating that at-home healthcare can be affordable and convenient. Clafiya proactively responded to the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria by adding features to communicate real time COVID-19 updates, provide symptom education, and disseminate medical service locations and their toll-free numbers.