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Georgia Messinger (she/her/hers), originally from Los Angeles, CA, is a junior at Harvard University studying psychology and computer science on a gap semester currently to explore startups and venture capital. Georgia has founded two companies, Trill Project and Girls Get IT. Experienced in managing teams of 30+ other students, Georgia’s organized conferences for hundreds of attendees (BOLD Conference & Young Women’s Conference), created organic marketing campaigns to generate thousands of clicks, written dozens of blog pieces across all platforms, pitched on national television, and secured $120k+ in equity-free funding for her projects. Georgia’s work focuses on the intersection between social impact and technology and has been featured as Apple’s App of the Day (four times) and on TechCrunch, InStyle, Refinery29, KTLA, and more.
Over quarantine Georgia launched The Bottom Line Podcast through Harvard Ventures, the leading startups and VC club at Harvard, which she is president of, and ran the largest pitch competition for undergraduate students, i3 Innovation Challenge, which has awarded $700k+ in equity-free funding to other founders. On campus, her studies range a wide array of topics including Latin Poetry, Buddhist Art History, and Artificial Intelligence. She is a researcher in the The Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology Lab and a member of Harvard Women in Business, Harvard Women in Computer Science, Harvard Undergraduate Student Art Collective, and formerly the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Advocate. She represents .406 Ventures (previously she represented Lightspeed Venture Partners) on campus as their scout.
Georgia is especially energized in entrepreneurial communities and is honored to now be connecting more Black founders to mentorship, peer to peer communities, and, of course, funding through her work with Valence.