New Venture Competition


The New venture competition

 Moves Ideas From Ideation to Implementation

Started in 2009, The GW New Venture Competition is the #1 largest collegiate competition in the country and provides GW students, faculty, and alumni with real-world experiences in entrepreneurship that can’t be replicated anywhere else. 

Students have the opportunity to compete in three tracks — Tech, Social, and New Venture — and bring an idea to the table, work with mentors to craft and pitch a stellar idea, and vie for cash and non-cash prizes equaling more than $500,000. 

Funding comes from the deans of the GW schools, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. 



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Total cash prizes awarded since 2009.


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Cash and In-Kind Prizes awarded to GW
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"NVC taught me that failure, setbacks, and disappointments are all part of the learning process, and overcoming them and learning new insights from each experience is integral to your success! Being with a strong team enables you to handle each setback in stride, and encourages you to persevere in stressful and challenging situations!"

Stephanie Cheung
CCAS '22, NVC Finalist POP!


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