StartupHoyas MED is an on-campus student organization formed in 2017 with the goal of promoting Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Georgetown. We provide educational events to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, promote new startups, and facilitate career networking in the space.
Healthcare is now the largest employer in the United States, and is poised for continued growth as the economy gears up to care for an aging population. Billions of dollars are pouring in to support innovation ranging from novel drugs and medical devices to newer digital health innovations. The DC metro area is a hotbed for healthcare investment, with global pharmaceutical companies (GSK, Astra-Zeneca), major hospital groups (e.g. $100 million venture fund from Inova Fairfax, Medstar Institute for Innovation, JHU), and a growing biotech ecosystem in surrounding counties. But despite all of the potential, there is no clear leading innovation institution within the region.
Georgetown, as a major academic center in the heart of the nation’s capital, is well placed to become a centerpiece in the DC healthcare innovation space. With a large population of life science students, first class academic faculty, and a vast network of alumni entrepreneurs and contacts, we are uniquely equipped to connect nascent entrepreneurs and innovators with the resources they need to succeed.
The StartupHoyas MED organization aims to help cultivate this untapped energy to produce tangible innovation. As the StartupHoyas MED community grows, we hope to serve as a hub for healthcare innovation, startups, and career connections for both the Georgetown University Community as well as the broader DC Metro area.