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News & Events

Interested in Innovation & Entrepreneurship? Register to attend our events!

The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosts many events throughout the school year as part of our many wonderful programs. If you are interested in learning more entrepreneurial skills, wanting to meet your next mentor or business partner, or just interested in networking with some of GW's most innovative community -- then attend one of our events! Events are free and open to the GW community. Evening workshops typically will provide food & beverages. 

2018 Fall Semester Events

August

Veserium EDM Concert at GW
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Time: Doors open at 8:00PM (pre-show with surprise local DJ), Veserium Concert starts at 9:00PM
Location: GW Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Highly sought-after EDM DJs, Veserium, are coming to GW to perform a live show. Based in Las Vegas, the performance group is known for their impressive light shows and ability to "sculpt sound from thin air." They have been recognized by the Discovery Channel for their "Renaissance-level" creativity. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime show! TICKETS ARE LIMITED. Get yours fast!


Technology, Art, and Entrepreneurship Talk with Veserium
Date: Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: GW Science & Engineering Hall Room B1220, Basement Level 1 (Address: 800 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

Following their incredible concert at GW, Veserium will host an intimate discussion on their entrepreneurial journey to marry innovative technology with music.

 

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September

Human Centered Design Workshop: Designing Innovative Solutions for Social Challenges
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 5:45PM - 7:45PM
Location: GW Gelman Library, Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

This experiential and interactive workshop exposes students to the tools, tactics, and frameworks used by innovators, entrepreneurs, and designers to empathize with populations they seek to serve, define problem sets, and come up with innovative solutions. 


Immigration Legal Clinic for GW Student Entrepreneurs
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: GW Marvin Center Room 307 (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

International students who wish to start a business here in the US are welcome to join us for a lecture on all the processes to move your business forward. Students will also be able to schedule a 1-on-1 with a lawyer onsite during this event to discuss options catered to your situation.


Fosun International Overview & Global Entrepreneurship
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: Duques Hall Room 652 (Address: 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC)
Register Here to Attend

Join us for an exciting presentation and panel discussion with guests from world-class business organization, Fosun Foundation. Fosun manages one of the largest global startup accelerator programs and competitions. Want to see how you can compete on an international stage and take your startup to the next level? Come to this talk!


PITCH-A-PALOOZA
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: GW Science & Engineering Hall, Room B1220, Basement Level 1 (Address: 800 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

Do you have an idea? A problem that needs solving? Follow your innovative itch to the GW PITCH-A-PALOOZA! Join us and your peers to hear and vote for your favorite ideas. Did we mention that we're giving out $100 gift cards to the top pitches? Did we also mention that we have pizza? There's that too.


2018 Evaluator Summit: Morning Plenary with Guest Speakers from Miriam's Kitchen & DC Scores
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Location: GW Science & Engineering Hall, Room B1220, Basement Level 1 (Address: 800 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

GW students are cordially invited to join the 2018 Evaluator Summit during its Morning Plenary featuring guest speakers from Miriam's Kitchen and DC Scores. 


2018 Evaluator Summit: Grants 101: Introduction to Finding Grants
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: GW Science & Engineering Hall, Room B1220, Basement Level 1 (Address: 800 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

GW students are cordially invited to join the 2018 Evaluator Summit during one of its workshops - Grants 101: Introduction to Finding Grants. 


Jumpstart 2-Day Bootcamp
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Both Days)
Location: GW Gelman Library, Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

Jumpstart your ideas and passions with this experiential and interactive two-day bootcamp that exposes you to the tools, tactics, and frameworks used by innovators and entrepreneurs to create new startups, businesses and social enterprises.

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October

Networking for GW International Students: Learn Effective Ways to Network
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location: GW District House, Room B114 (Address: 2121 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

This session can help you begin a discussion with someone you just met at a networking session, and give you practical tools to obtain valuable contacts who will actually want to return your emails! Join us!


Pitching Your Best Foot Forward: What Investors Want to Hear
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Location: The Alley powered by Verizon (Address: 2055 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

For startups seeking to fund raise successfully through investors, the Pitch is a critical first step to gaining their interest. It is important, however, to keep in mind that this is only the beginning in a series of steps. Becoming educated on the in's and out's of each step will differentiate you in the eyes of investors and hopefully get you in the funding you've worked hard for for your startup.


Advising Emerging Companies: How Lawyers and Entrepreneurs Make Innovation Happen
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Location: GW Law School (Address: 2000 H Street NW, Faculty Conference Center - 5th Floor Burns, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

How do lawyers support the creation and growth of new, innovative, and high-growth companies? How can lawyers incorporate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking into their own practices? Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host three experienced legal advisors to high-growth companies for a discussion of some of the roles that lawyers can play in innovation-driven entrepreneurship ecosystems.


Connect with Innovative Startup Community
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Location: 1957 E Street NW, Room 214, Washington, DC 20052
Register to Attend Here

Want to learn more about tech startups and how to get jobs at these tech startups? Don't miss out on this interactive event with guest speakers from Monte Jade. They will be speaking about the future of tech startups and how foreign nationals can work to either start their tech startup here in the US and how you can land a role at a tech startup.


Where Do I Start? Webinar
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
WebEx Room: webex.gwu.edu/join/jbautista
Register to Attend Here

Do you have a business or social enterprise idea, but don't know where to start? Are you interested in getting feedback on your idea and getting guidance on how to move your idea forward? Join us for an interactive discussion on how you can get your startup idea going!


Immigration Legal Clinic for GW Student Entrepreneurs
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: GW Marvin Center Room 407 (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

International students who wish to start a business here in the US are welcome to join us for a lecture on all the processes to move your business forward. Students will also be able to schedule a 1-on-1 with a lawyer onsite during this event to discuss options catered to your situation.


Human Centered Design Workshop
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 5:45PM -7:45PM
Location: GW Gelman Library, Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

This experiential and interactive workshop exposes students to the tools, tactics, and frameworks used by innovators, entrepreneurs, and designers to empathize with populations they seek to serve, define problem sets, and come up with innovative solutions.


So you need an app: What you should know before you start!
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW Gelman Library, Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register Here to Attend

Amelia Friedman, Co-Founder and COO of Hatch Apps (Y Combinator), will be leading this interactive workshop covering explanations of when building an app is the right solution, what you'll need to prepare before starting the development, the software development options available, and key evaluation criteria.


Where Do I Start? Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Location: GW Innovation Center at Tompkins Hall, Room M06 (Address: 725 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Do you have a business or social enterprise idea, but don't know where to start? Are you interested in getting feedback on your idea and getting guidance on how to move your idea forward? Join us for an interactive discussion on how you can get your startup idea going!


Alumni and Parents Entrepreneurship Panel
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Location: Duques Hall, Room 151 (Address: 72201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Join us for an interactive panel event with prominent GW alumni entrepreneurs as part of the exciting 2018 GW Colonials Weekend! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet and talk with successful GW entrepreneurs right here on campus.

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November

SEED SPOT Weekend Bootcamp
Date: Friday, November 2 - November 4, 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (time will vary depending on agenda)
Location: GW Gelman Library Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

This 3-day Launch Camp provides entrepreneurs and individuals that are exploring starting a venture a safe place to explore and launch their idea. Throughout the program, you will have access to mentors, content experts, SEED SPOT's curriculum, and a network of supporters.


Immigration Legal Clinic for GW Student Entrepreneurs (as part of All-Access with the International Student Office)
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: GW Marvin Center Room 309 (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

This clinic will service GW international students as they meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer on campus to discuss their options for starting a business in the US.


Where Do I Start? Webinar
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
WebEx Room: webex.gwu.edu/join/jbautista
Register to Attend Here

Do you have a business or social enterprise idea, but don't know where to start? Are you interested in getting feedback on your idea and getting guidance on how to move your idea forward? Join us for an interactive discussion on how you can get your startup idea going!


Dolphin Tank at GW
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: GW Marvin Center Room 308 (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Dolphin Tanks aren't about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea - they're about channeling the expertise of the people in the room. This event will be an interactive discussion led by an expert panel that focuses on one thing: "how can we help?" This event is open to those that want to present a startup and those that would like to sit in on the presentations.


2018 Howard Hoffman Lecture: Evan Richheimer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Tradition
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Location: GW Duques Hall Room 353 (Address: 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

The GW Howard Hoffman Lecture Series brings together faculty, students, business leaders, and members of the wider GW community for discussion on a varitey of entrepreneurship issues. This month's guest speaker is GW alum, Evan Richheimer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Tradition.

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2019 Spring Semester Events

JANUARY

2019 GW New Venture Competition 101 (in-person session)
Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 
    • ​3PM - 4PM
    • 6PM - 7PM
  • ​Monday, January 28, 2019
    • ​12PM - 1PM
    • 3PM - 4PM

Location: GW District House Room B117 (Address: 2121 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Want to compete at the 2019 GW NVC? Do you want to learn more about HOW you can join the competition? Join us for an in-person 101 session on how you can compete this year. Don't miss out on your chance to compete for over $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.


2019 GW New Venture Competition 101 (webinar session)
Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 
    • ​12PM - 1PM
  • ​Monday, January 28, 2019
    • ​5:30PM - 6:30PM

WebEx Link: webex.gwu.edu/join/jbautista
Register to Attend Here

Want to compete at the 2019 GW NVC? Do you want to learn more about HOW you can join the competition? Join us for an intimate webinar 101 session on how you can compete this year. Don't miss out on your chance to compete for over $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

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FEBRUARY

2019 GW New Venture Competition 101 (in-person session)
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 12PM - 1PM 
Location: GW District House Room B117 (2121 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Want to compete at the 2019 GW NVC? Do you want to learn more about HOW you can join the competition? Join us for an in-person 101 session on how you can compete this year. Don't miss out on your chance to compete for over $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.


Business Model Canvas Workshop
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW Gelman Library Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

This hands-on workshop will include a brief overview of the business model canvas, the current state-of-the-art form specifying the nine key elements of a startup venture. Instructors will then hold individual advising sessions to help students create a canvas or improve the canvas for their particular startup idea.


Feasibility Analysis Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW Gelman Library Room 219 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

GW New Venture Competition teams who are looking to get help with their round 2 application should attend this workshop! Learn more about the best method to outline your business for a potential investor and funder. The Feasibility Analysis is a critical part of the round 2 submission to the competition. If you are still intersted in attending this workshop but not part of the competiion -- you are still welcome to attend!


Easy Financial for Startups Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW Gelman Library Room 301-302 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

You're working on a great business plan for your business startup, to take to a bank or other lender. A key part of that plan is the financial statements. These statements will be looked at carefully by the lender, so join us for a workshop to go over some tips for making these documents SELL your business plan.

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MARCH

How to Craft an Engaging Presentation/Pitch Deck Workshop
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW Gelman Library Room 301-302 (Address: 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

Pitching your business idea can be tough. Creating the "perfect" pitch deck can be even more tough. Don't fret! Our experts at the GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Gelman Library will be helping you on how to craft a sound presentation and pitch deck for you to impress your colleagues and peers. Learn more about the do's and don'ts for a concise pitch as well as best practices for how you can nail your presentation!

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APRIL

2019 GW New Venture Competition Finals
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM 
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium (Address: 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Register to Attend Here

9 teams take the stage to vie for over $300K in funding and support at the 11th Annual 2019 GW New Venture Competition. The finals round wil take place from 6-8pm at the Jack Morton Auditorium. Join us for an evening of hearing the best startup ideas that GW students have to offer. There will be a reception (open to everyone) immiediately after!

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