About Us

The George Washington University (GW) Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is housed under the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The office provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation, and making connections to support GW entrepreneurs and the Mid-Atlantic startup community.

Founded in 2010, the office has worked with thousands of students, faculty, and alumni, and serves as a focal point for entrepreneurship at GW. It leverages the unique strengths of our university's schools in the nation's capital to serve society at large through the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship.

GW is a core university in one of the U.S. National Science Foundation's eight Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Nodes, which promote the Lean Startup Approach for building successful startups. GW has also been designated as an I-Corps Hub, one of 10 universities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

In 2020, with the help of our office's operations, GW was placed among the Princeton Review's top 25 universities with the best graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. 

Additionally, the office facilitates the GW New Venture Competition which awarded over $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the previous competition cycle.