2019 GWSSA Ventures

GW Summer Startup Accelerator


The ventures that participated in the 2019 GWSSA Cohort are:

Logo Venture Description


District Connect

Our solution is a mobile grocery store that provides healthy, and affordable food. Serving right where people need it most. Team: Gabby Levet (SPH '21), Winona Francis (GWSB Alum)



An online bakery that engages clients through social media and connects with customers through seasonal pop-up shop experiences. Team: Edith Leiva (Corcoran '20), Andrea Nicole Leiva



Envirobe is an engineered consortium of plastic eating microbes intended to increase landfill lifespans and revenue by up to 5%. Team: Manyung Emma Hon (SEAS '20)


Last Call

An online marketplace that enables businesses to discount their surplus food and provide more affordable meals. Team: Erin McGeoy (GWSB Alum), Sri Varre (ESIA '22)


Perpetua Perpetua presents Meerkat, a climate-controlled glovebox that makes it possible to use modern point-of-care medical labs in the developing worlds. Team: Randall Ray (SMHS '22), Parker Johnson (SEAS '19)



Pocket Palette

The Pocket Palette is the first and only single-use full face, travel makeup kit. Team: Lynda T. C. Peralta (GWSB Alum), Tiare Fuentes

Vaulted Vinyl

We are the Premium POP! Vinyl Protection Company. Top-tier protection for Funko Pops all over the world. Team: Shane Kemp (CCAS '19)


Viva Vita

Viva Vita makes aging engaging with empowering virtual-reality technology. Our hassle-free services bring new life to seniors and their caregivers. Team: Carleigh Berryman (GWSB '19), Ashwath Narayanan (CCAS '22)





Voxion provides a user-friendly and cost-effective solution for consumer facing businesses to build custom voice applications. Team: Sam Bunger (SEAS '21), Saramarie Puzzanghera (SEAS '22), Nathaniel Bury (SEAS '22), Ryan Fornara



The WATTerWagon increases water carrying capacity and eliminates strenuous labor for hundreds of millions living in rural water-scarce regions. Team: Jagan Doodala (CCAS '19), Christian Trummer (SEAS '21)



If you have any questions, contact:
Dave McCarthy
Associate Director, I-Corps / GWSSA
George Washington University