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. 


James (Jim) Chung

Associate Vice President for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Kate Heath

Director, Student Entrepreneurship

Bob Smith

Director, I-Corps at GW

Sean Connelly

Administrative Supervisor

Mohammad Dembele

Office Operations Associate

Michael Ferrier

Program Coordinator, Student Entrepreneurship

Sarah Leary

Program Manager

Jessica Nguyen

Program Manager

Ryan Salandy

Web Developer

Kerry Slattery

Program Manager, International Entrepreneurship



Student Team

Sabrina Clebnik

Founder | NVC Winner 2022 | Senior Class of 2023

David David Rangel

Sophomore | Class of 2025

Simone Vaillancourt

Senior Class of 2023

Elizaveta Volkova

Sophomore Class of 2025



2023 Mentors

Neil Agate

President of Four Gates, LLC

Office Hours: Monday 12p - 2p, Wednesday 12p - 2pm

Nazlin Bhimji

Director of Programs at Global Good Fund

Office Hours: Wed 12p - 1p, Thur 12p - 1pm

Daron Coates

Managing Director at ThinkBox Group

Office Hours: Wed 12p - 1p, Thur 12p - 1p

Jeff Cummings

Mentor for various entrepreneurship programs

Office Hours: Tuesday 11a - 2p

Karl Ginter

Serial entrepreneur & mentor to early stage companies.

Office Hours: Friday 11a - 2p

Gary Grenter

Principal Consultant at Alpha-Flow Management Consulting

Office Hours: Mon 11a - 12p, Wed 12p - 1p

C'pher Gresham

CEO at Seed Spot

Office Hours: Friday 11a - 2p

Jiemin Jordan

Managing Partner at Decisive Investment Group

Office Hours: Mon 11a - 2p, Tue 10:30a - 11a, Wed 11a - 2pm, Thur 11a - 2p

David Powell

Principal of DLPIBC, LLC

Office Hours: Friday 11a - 2p

Jan Rosenberg

Vice President at Datatility

Office Hours: Mon 11a - 1p

Qyana M. Stewart

CEO & Principal Consultant at GlobalForce Tech

Office Hours: Tue 11a - 1:30p, Thur 11a - 1:30p

Rose Wang

Founder of Binary Group

Office Hours: Mon 11a - 2p