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CCAS Alumnus Says ‘Figure Out What Excites You’

CCAS Alumnus Says ‘Figure Out What Excites You’

Frank Cordeck, CCAS BS ’00, is uniquely qualified to talk about success in business. A director at Signal Hill Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private placement advisory, he has been a driving force in building the firm’s Internet & Digital Media practice, closing more than 30 transactions since

Two SEAS Alumni Build Successful Cybersecurity Company

Each year, the GW Entrepreneurs Round Table and the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship take the occasion of the New Venture Competition (NVC) Finals to honor notable alumni who have been high-achieving entrepreneurs. This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Achievement Award (DEAA), husband and wife team Karl Gumtow, SEAS BS ’92, and Vicki

GW Alumni bring Mediterranean flavors to a national audience

Pita, falafel, spicy lamb meatballs, and tzatziki: you’ll find all these and more at CAVA, the Washington-area fast-casual spot that’s been serving balanced and craveable Mediterranean cuisine since 2011. Described as “flavorful and healthy,” CAVA’s extensive menu includes customizable meals from Saffron Basmati Rice grain bowls to pita with seasonal soups. The company also has

Hardy Farrow Receives Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ for Successful Education Nonprofit

  Hardy Farrow BA ’13 values dreaming big. “You live a self-fulfilling life,” he says. “If you dream big, you will achieve big.” Farrow’s mantra guides his work as founder and executive director of LITE Memphis (Let’s Innovate Through Education). “LITE Memphis equips minority students to be future entrepreneurs by teaching them how to pitch

President of iHeartMedia Has Soft Spot for GW

In September of 1992, Darren Davis, CCAS BA ’95, a resident of Crawford Hall, received a phone call that would change his life forever. Radio WASH FM had accepted his application to work as an intern at the station. He reported to work the following Monday at 4:00 am, and within four weeks, he was

Alumnus Shares Enthusiasm for Science, Technology—and Amharic

In 2004, Solomon Kassa, GWSB MS ’11, left his homeland, Ethiopia, to pursue a career in his dual passions: science and technology. In 2011 he earned a Master of Science in systems technology management from the George Washington University, and in 2012, he launched a weekly science and technology show, hosting the broadcast in his

Alumnus Ahmad Ishaq Thinks Outside the Cube

For many, government efficiency seems like a paradox. But for Ahmad Ishaq, GWSB ’07, it’s a passion. Enter Bytecubed, a contracting firm that specializes in information technology. After moving from California, and working at places such as IBM, Ahmad realized a passion for using technology to tackle out-of-date programs (mostly used by the government). By

Alumni Net Surprising Returns as NVC Volunteers

  The GW New Venture Competition (NVC) creates a platform for GW students to develop, test, and launch startup ventures. A thrill for the students, yes, but with the final round scheduled for April 19, this intense competition also inspires seasoned professionals to enjoy fresh thinking, youthful energy, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Remember how much

Public Health Alumna Leads Bayer’s Digital Transformation

While taking an EMT course as an undergrad at GW, Jessica Federer, GWSPH BS ’05, developed an incredible amount of respect for the doctors and nurses she observed working night after night in the Emergency Room, but she was frustrated that they could not change the health care system or public health environment to prevent

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