Archive: News

  • Pivot Partners with McCourt Student Research Team

    This past year, the Pivot Program partnered with a graduate student research and consulting team within The McCourt School of Public Policy in order to develop a robust way to measure the degree to w

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  • Pivot Program Transitions Online for the Spring

    As classes and internships transitioned online in mid-March, the Pivot Program adapted to new technology to maintain a productive learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Similar to

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  • Pivot Program featured in Georgetown Magazine

    This Fall, the Georgetown Magazine published a feature highlighting how the Pivot Program is helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the business world. In the story, Pivot Program gra

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  • Alumni Experiences: Marcus Butler at Fifth Tribe

    Marcus Butler built his first computer when he was 12. Now, he spends his days building websites as a developer at the digital agency Fifth Tribe.   “I build webpages, do HTML and WordPress, a

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  • Pivot Pitch Competition Showcases Budding Entrepreneurs

    On June 14th, fifteen Pivot Fellows presented their entrepreneurial venture ideas, from catering to cleaning to custom sneakers, before a panel of judges at the Pivot Pitch Competition. The pitch

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  • Pivot in Forbes

    Georgetown University's Pivot Program: Preparing Former Prisoners To Become Entrepreneurs The Pivot Program was conceived and is operated by faculty in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in

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  • The Internship Experience: Spotlight on Prequel

    What's it like to have an internship through the Pivot Program? DeVaughn Bell and Ralph Green behind the bar at Prequel “It’s not just a work experience. It’s also a mentorship,” says DeVaughn

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  • Pivot Program featured on Fox5

    On June 21st, 2019, graduating Pivot Fellows Jermaine Dory '19 and Kadija Clifton '19 shared with Fox5 about how Georgetown Pivot Program has greatly influenced their experience in transitioning from

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  • TRT World featured: Former Inmates Join Entrepreneurship Program

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQgRssnd6E&feature=youtu.be "The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Out of every 100,000 people in America, 655 are behind bars. Thos

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  • Pivot in the Financial Times

    The business schools taking teaching into prisons Devaughan Bell, a former inmate, hopes to set up his own business © Greg Kahn/FT Like many business school students, DeVaughan Bell is doggedl

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