2021 GWSSA Ventures

GW Summer Startup Accelerator


The ventures participating in the 2021 GWSSA Cohort are:

Logo Venture Description

AI for All Logo

AI for All LLC

AI for All LLC helps businesses bring customer trust to AI systems and products. 

Team: Farhana Faruqe (GSEHD Doctoral Candidate), Larry Medsker (GW Professor)

Belsou Logo


Bèlsou is a beauty-tech platform that inspires smarter skincare purchases by providing consumers tailored access to products, services, and professionals based on their skincare needs.

Team: Shanice Black (GWSB MBA '20)

HappyPlate Logo


HappyPlate is a marketplace where people wiht health problems find fresh ready-to-eat meals to meet their dietary demands.

Team: Michael Tadesse (GWSB MBA '22), Vinuri Dissanayake (GWSB MBA '22)

OTGBaby Logo


OTGBaby provides worry-free diaper changing for on-the-go families. Its patented diaper changing backpack called "The Go Bag" combines the best features of a diaper bag with the necessary function of a changing pad creating the perfect combination of luxury, function, and style. "The Go Bag" eliminates the unnecessary stress for parents when attempting to find a clean, convenient and comfortable place to change a baby's diaper away from home.

Team: Brett Guterman (GWSB BS '22)

Sa'akom Farms Logo

Sa'akom Farms

Sa'akom Farms is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the alleviation of pverty in Cambodia through the implementation of innovative, vertical hydroponic farming technologies.

Team: Calista Amrell (CCAS BA '21), Allison Miller (CCAS BA '23), Carter Pew (GWSB BS '23), Rachel Brown (ESIA BA '23), Lucas Vining (CCAS BS '22)

Terrae Packaging Logo

Terrae Packaging

Terrae Packaging is a full-service, sustainable beauty packaging design and consultation firm. We provide design and brokering services to beauty companies who are looking to adopt eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging.

Team: Simone Vaillancourt (GWSB BBA '23)

Tesfa Medical Center Logo

Tesfa Medical Center

Tesfa Medical Center, LLC (TMC) improves cancer outcomes for its patients in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. TMC, the first outpatient cancer center in Ethiopia, combines mobile diagnostics, outpatient treatment and innovative telehealth to support patients through their cancer journey.

Team: Leelie Selassie (GWSB MBA '21), Jaime Sarmiento-Monroy (GWSB MBA '21), Brendan Jones (GWSB MBA '21)



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