GW Entrepreneurship Newsletter

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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. 

2021 Fall Semester Events

Workshop: What is Social Innovation?
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

This 1 hour virtual learning experience will cover the quick history of social innovation and the new techniques used by nonprofits and NGOs to solve global challenges. Attendees will also get to connect with experts in the social innovation field.


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: Friday, September 10 & Friday, September 17
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


Info Session: GW Entrepreneurship Resources and Programs
Dates: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Are you interested in becoming an innovator, changemaker, or entrepreneur? We have you covered! Join us for the next Info Session to learn about all of the support resources our office and other partners can provide to students on campus.


Workshop: Creating New Solutions Through Design Thinking
Dates: Thursday, September 16
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Virtual Room Linkn will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

This interactive virtual workshop develops ideation and creative problem solving skills for students and recent alumni. Using the Design Thinking framework used by innovators, entrepreneurs, and designers, attendees will learn how to define problem sets and come up with innovative and creative solutions.


Jumpstart 1-Day Bootcamp: Global Impact
Dates: Thursday, September 23
Event Type: In-Person

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: GW I+E Lab at Heyday Workplace
Register to Attend Here

In partnership with Ycenter, this bootcamp is an experiential and interactive event focusing on global innovation and problem-solving. Over the course of one day, students will discover and break down complex global problems, innovate new solutions, and design a business plan to launch a new company or social enterprise.


App Building for Entrepreneurs
Dates: Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25
Event Type: In-Person

Time: (Friday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM & (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: GW I+E Lab at Heyday Workplace
Register to Attend Here

Learn how to build an app without any coding experience! In partnership with Ycenter, this bootcamp will be an experiential and interactive learning experience focusing on how to create digital app solutions for startup, business, and social venture founders.

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AMA: Immigration Resources for GW Student Entrepreneurs
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Many of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the US have been founded by foreign nationals working or studying in the US. This session will feature a brief lecture on general guidance for how current international students can navigate the US immigration system and all of the options available as you pursue your entrepreneurial dreams.


Jumpstart 2-Day Bootcamp: Discover | Innovate | Design
Dates: Saturday, October 9 & Saturday, October 16
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Both Days)
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In partnership with Ycenter, this event will be an experiential and interactive learning and skill building experience. Over the course of one week, students will discover and break down a complex problem, innovate new solutions, and design a business plan to launch a new company, startup, or social and civic enterprise. 


Building the Future in the Now: E-Commerce | Hemp | Textiles | Sustainability
Dates: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Event Type: In-Person

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: GW School of Business, 2201 G Street NW, Room 151 (Kendall Auditorium)
Register to Attend Here

Are you interested in understanding what it takes to build an e-commerce business with a focus on providing sustainable produccts and services? Join us for this great sessions featuring founder & CEO of Anact, Brianna Kilcullen (GWSB BBA '11), as she walks us through important aspects about how to build your e-commerce business, how to fund your business, and how Anact is paving the way to reintroduce hemp textile manufacturing in the US and globally.


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: Friday, October 15, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


Flavors of Middle-Eastern Food and Families in Entrepreneurship
Dates: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In the face of today's political climate in the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) region, family remains the pillar behind cultural prosperity and professional success. One of the ways we, as humans, unite has always been around food. In partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) along with local MENA-owned restaurants to create this panel. Join us for an insightful discussion on family-owned businesses in the DMV area advocating and practicing their culture within the community.


Flourishing in Food Speaker Series: How Tech is Transforming the Food World
Dates: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

When it comes to food, technology isn't always the first thing that comes to mind. However, technology has changed how we produce, process, and find our food through mobile apps, data, and more. As part of the new "Flourishing in Food" Speaker Series, this panel will discuss the positive and negative impacts of technology on the food industry with a panel of experts and entrepreneurs in the food industry.

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Flourishing in Food Speaker Series: Women Innovators in the Food Industry
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual Link to be sent at a Later date
Register to Attend Here

As part of the new "Flourishing in Food" Speaker Series, this panel will dive deeper into the stories of 3 GW alumna and successful food entrepreneurs and their experiences in the food and beverage industry. Our panelists include Dominique Tolbert (GWSB MBA '21), Chief Spice Officer and Founder of Mesean Spices, Ayeshah Abuelhiga (ESIA BA '07), Founder and CEO of Mason Dixie Foods, and Amy Trout Hughes (GWSB MBA '12), Co-Owner and Managing Partner of MarshmallowMBA.


Hackathon: Innovate the Future of Travel Tech - From House to Gate
Dates: Friday, November 12 (Virtual) & Friday, November 19 (In-Person)
Event Type: Hybrid

Time: Friday, November 12 (1pm - 4pm) & Friday, November 19 (9:30am - 5:45pm); Reception to Follow
Location: Virtual Room Will Be Sent Later (Nov 12) & GW Science & Engineering Hall (Nov 19)
Register to Attend Here

In partnership with CirrusLabs, George Hacks, and the SEAS Innovation Center, we invite all GW students to this newest hackathon and design sprint. This virtual and in-person experiential and interactive hackathon exposes students to a real-life challenge from a CirrusLabs client perspective. The challenge is to look for solutions to improve air travelers' assurance that they have enough time to make their flights when starting from home, office, or anywhere. Students who register must attend BOTH sessions. 


Workshop: Marketing for Startups
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Event Type: In-Person

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: GW I+E Lab at Heyday Workplace
Register to Attend Here

This in-person session will cover the basics behind understanding your customer / audience, value proposition, and advertising channels. Tools gained at this workshop will benefit those that have a well thought out product or service and have spent some time thinking about the customer. 


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: Friday, November 19, 2021
Event Type: Virtual

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!

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2021 Spring Semester Events

GW Winter Innovation Camp: Session One - Camp Orientation, Find a Bunkmate, and Pick Your Camp Activity
Dates: January 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

GW Winter Innovation Camp kicks off with camp orientation where you will meet your counselors and engage with your fellow camper to share your ideas, passions, businesses, side hustles, social and startup ventures.


GW Winter Innovation Camp: Session Two - Arts & Crafts / BYOB (Build Your Own Business)
Dates: January 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

The basic fundamentals of cooking up a business or venture are the focus of the second installment of the GW Winter Innovation Camp. Using a human-centered design thinking framework, campers who have an idea will be able to further develop their concept.


GW Winter Innovation Camp: Campfire Stories with Shadi Bakour, Co-Founder & CEO of Pathwater & GW Alumni
Dates: January 7, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

As part of the GW Winter Innovation Camp, The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series presents Innovation Campfire Stories with Shadi Bakour, Co-Founder & CEO of Pathwater (GWSB '13). Join us as we hear about his experiences as a student entrepreneur and co-founder.


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: January 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


Human Centered Design Workshop: Designing Innovative Solutions for Social Challenges
Dates: January 19, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
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.


Create Professional Looking Videos Fast with Adobe Rush
Dates: January 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In collaboration with GW's Libraries & Academic Innovation (LAI), Gelman Library - CREATE Digital Studio, this workshop will guide you through everything you need to know about creating professional looking videos in the blink of an eye using Adobe Premiere Rush!


GW Student Mixer: Calling all Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Changemakers
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Are you a student founder or have an idea and looking for others to collaborate with? Look no further! The GW Student Mixer is a safe space where students can talk and meet with other student innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers at GW to collaborate on new ideas.


Hackathon: Innovate the Future of the Built Environment
Dates: January 22 & January 29 (Two Sessions, Must Attend Both)
Time: January 22 - 1pm - 4:30pm, January 29 - 1pm - 3:30pm
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Join the design sprint to improve the ways people interact with the physical world! In partnership with Arup, we are looking for solutions to improve the ways people interact with the physical world through the built environment. this virtual and experiential and interactive hackathon exposes students to core problem statements focusing on UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), specifically, on #6: Clean water and sanitation, #7: Affordable and clean energy, #11: Sustainable cities & communities, and #12: Responsible consumption and production.


2021 GW New Venture Competition 101: Insider Tips on How to Compete!
Dates & Times: January 23, 2021 (1pm - 2pm) & January 26, 2021 (5pm - 6pm)
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Want to compete in this year's GW New Venture Competition? Want the chance to compete for $500,000 in cash and prizes? Join us for this brief session where you can learn tips and tricks on how to compete and win this year!


GW New Venture Alumni Panel
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Interested in competing in the 2021 NVC? Hear from past NVC winners and competitors about their experiences in the competition!

 

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2021 GW NVC Round 2: Develop and Improve Your Feasibility Analysis
Dates: February 9, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

A feasibility analysis is a comprehensive document that contains a startup's financials, business model canvas, descriptions of the venture and descriptions of the team. Join us for this workshop to learn how to put everything together and get through to the next round of the competition!


Easy Financials for Startups Workshop
Dates: February 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Entrepreneurs need to understand that financial projections are not only important for raising capital and gauging the timing of when follow-on investment made by needed, but more importantly, to acknowledge the founder's responsibility to be accountable to that plan. Join us for this interactive virtual workshop that will help you get your financial plans together!


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: February 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


GW OIE Speaker Series: The Merging of Healthcare & Technology Into Business
Dates: February 20, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Curious about what a medical device patent is and how it works? Want to better understand what it takes for an entrepreneur to commercialize a medical device? Join us on February 20 as we speak with Dr. Feng Tian and Dr. Igor Efimov on their perspectives and experiences with medical device patents, technology, and commercialization.


Creating a Business Model Canvas for Startups Workshop
Dates: February 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Originally created by Alex Osterwalder, the Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. Join us for an interactive virtual workshop that will help cover the basics behind creating a business model canvas for your startup venture.

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AMA: Legal Resources for DACA & Undocumented GW Student Entrepreneurs
Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Many of the companies in today's US market were all founded, completely or in part, by immigrants and DACA recipients. In partnership with the Honey W. Nashman Center, this session will feature a brief lecture on general guidance for how students who identify as being part of DACA or are undocumented can navigate the US legal system as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a small business or startup venture.


Art Through the Intersections
Date: March 5, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Join us as we speak with innovtive artisans and entrepreneurs about how art can be used in various intersections.


2021 GW New Venture Competition Workshop: How to Pitch to an Investor
Date: March 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Pitching your business idea can be tough. Whether one is trying to win a business model competition or persuade prospective funder to support a venture - we can help you learn the key elements of a good pitch and designing an appropriate pitch deck.


Introduction to Trademark Law: It's Yours so Learn How to Keep it Yours
Date: March 11, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In partnership with Anü and the 2021 GW New Venture Competition, this interactive session will help early stage founders to understand the value and necessity of Trademarks as a class of Intellectual Property.


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


Pitch Deck Design Workshop
Dates & Times: March 9, 2021 (5pm - 6pm) & March 18, 2021 (1pm - 2pm)
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Pitching your business idea can be tough. Designing a "perfect" pitch deck can be even more tough. Learn more about the design do's and dont's, tips and tricks for best in class slide design, and how to create an engaging slide deck that will interest any audience and help reinforce your pitch presentation in class, work, or pitching for investment or at a competition.


Female Entreprenuership in the Arab World: From Morocco to Saudi Arabia
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

The GWOIE in collaboration with GWomen invites you to participate in an all Arab female entrepreneurship panel discussion with entrepreneurs who built and grew their different business ventures in the Arab world during the pandemic.

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GW OIE Speaker Series: Merging of Health Devices & Technology Into Business
Dates: April 20, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

Join us on April 20 from 5-6 PM ET as we speak with Dr. Wei Chen, visiting assistant professor of Information Systems and Technology Management at the George Washington University School of Business, about the intersection of artificial intelligence and the healthcare industry.


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Dates: April 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Room Link will be sent later
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!

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2020 Fall Semester Events

GW Entrepreneurship Resources and Programs Info Session
Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Learn more about the resources and programs available for incoming entrepreneurs and innovators at the George Washington University!

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Creating New Solutions Through Design Thinking Workshop
Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 5:15 PM - 6 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This interactive virtual workshop develops ideation and creative problem solving skills for GW students and recent alumni.


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Date: September 18, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


What is Social Innovation?
Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This virtual event will cover the history of social innovation and new techniques used by nonprofits and NGOs to solve global challenges.


SEED SPOT Launch Camp: Social Innovation
Date: September 25-26, 2020 (Must attend BOTH sessions)
Time: 11 AM - 3 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Start or explore an idea, social purpose business, or startup venture with a community of other GW innovators!


Student Entrepreneur Meetup
Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Looking for another founder? Or a startup to collaborate with? Join this meetup to connect with other GW student entrepreneurs!

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Fireside Chat with DemocracyWorks
Date: October 2, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 2 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This Fireside Chat will be an intimate talk about politics, the upcoming elections, and how innovation and entrepreneurship come into play.


Fast Feedback with the GW Mentors-In-Residence
Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This virtual event will allow you to get guidance and feedback on your idea from former and current entrepreneurs, founders, and GW alumni.


GWomen Networking Fall Event
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Join the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for a dedicated women's entrepreneurship networking night!


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Date: October 16, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Open to all who want to start their entrepreneurial journey!


Hack for Inclusion and Social Justice
Date: October 17, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

A design sprint to combat bias and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Creating New Solutions Through Design Thinking Workshop
Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 2 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This interactive virtual workshop develops ideation and creative problem solving skills for GW students and recent alumni.


Student Entrepreneur Meetup
Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Looking for another founder? Or a startup to collaborate with? Join this meetup to connect with other GW student entrepreneurs!


AMA: Immigration Resources for GW International Student Entrepreneurs
Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This lecture will discuss options available to GW international students as they pursue their dreams through creating a business or startup.

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Mobile App Design and Management Workshop
Date: November 6, 2020
Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This virtual event will cover different approaches in app building and building the foundations of a successful, and marketable mobile app.


Jumpstart Bootcamp: Global Challenge Innovation
Date: November 7, 8, 14, 15, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Students will discover and breakdown complex global problems, innovate new solutions, and design a business plan to launch a startup.


In Conversation: Female Entrepreneurship During a Pandemic
Date: November 12, 2020
Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Hear from inspiring female entrepreneurs about how they've started, and (in some cases) pivoted their business ventures during COVID!


GW Summer Startup Accelerator Info Session
Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

Learn more about how to launch and scale your startup venture through this in-demand, nine-week, summer intensive accelerator!


Introduction to Lean Innovation
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

In this virtual, half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods.

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Marketing for Startups and Businesses
Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 2 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to event date.
Register to Attend Here

This interactive virtual workshop will cover the basics behind understanding your customer, value proposition, and advertising channels.

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2020 Spring Semester Events

2020 GW New Venture Competition 101: Insider Tips on How to Compete and Win
Dates: January 21, January 23, January 27, January 29, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: GW I+E Lab
Register to Attend Here

This 101 session will detail how YOU can compete for thousands of dollars in funding for your startup. Learn all the tips straight from the team that organizes the competition!


NSF Innovation Corps Info Session
Dates: January 22, 2020
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 1922 F Street NW, Room 208, Washington, DC 20052
Register to Attend Here

This info session will share program and funding opportunities at GW for anyone with an idea, innovative research, or side hustle! DC I-Corps is a Lean Startup bootcamp for university and federal lab inventors and students, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and designed to foster an innovation ecosystem in the nation's capital.


Food Innovation Panel & Networking Event
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: GW I+E Lab
Register to Attend Here

DC has become one of the most innovative food hubs in the country. From Sweetgreen to &pizza, many chefs and food innovators call DC home. In collaboration with Union Kitchen and TwentyTables, we are bringing some of the top executives in the DC startup food industy to talk, meet, and connect with up-and-comming GW food innovators.


2020 GW New Venture Competition 101 Webinar: Insider Tips on How to Compete and Win
Date: January 29, January 30, 2020
Time: Varies
Location: webex.gwu.edu/join/jbautista
Register to Attend Here

This 101 webinar session will detail how YOU can compete for thousands of dollars in funding for your startup. Learn all the tips straight from the team that organizes the competition!


Human Centered Design Workshop: Does the Workplace Need Innovation?
Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 3PM
Location: GW I+E Lab
Register to Attend Here

In partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, this HCD workshop will focus on looking for solutions that will help make work better for everyone. This experiential and interactive workshop will help expose students to the tools, tactics, and frameworks used by innovators to create new products and services that will help with improving work life, the work place, or the workforce.

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2020 GW New Venture Competition 101 Webinar: Insider Tips on How to Compete and Win
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: webex.gwu.edu/join/jbautista
Register to Attend Here

This 101 webinar session will detail how YOU can compete for thousands of dollars in funding for your startup. Learn all the tips straight from the team that organizes the competition!


Jumpstart 1-Day Bootcamp: Health and Wellness Innovation
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301-302
Register to Attend Here

In partnership with Ycenter, this bootcamp is an experiential and interactive event focused on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages across the globe as aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3 (UN SDG #3): Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. No previous knowledge about UN SDG's is necessary to attend.


2020 GW NVC Round 2 Workshop: Developing a feasibility analysis that will get you through to the next round of the NVC!
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW I+E Lab
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!


Pitch'n in the Kitchen: Pitch | Listen | Connect
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM 
Location: GW I+E Lab
Register to Attend Here

Do you have an idea? Want to talk through your idea or technology with the community of entrepreneurs at GW? Pitch'n in the Kitch is right for you! A casual, intimate pitch event where you can pitch your idea (no matter the stage) to your fellow peers and professional entrepreneurs from around campus in an actual open kitchen. Why a kitchen? That's the place where things get made and new ideas are discovered.


2020 GW NVC Mentor Mingle
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 6PM - 8PM 
Location: GW I+E Lab
Register to Attend Here

Are you in search of guidance on how to get your startup business up and running? Want to connect with former and current investors that can mentor you on your pitch? Join us for an evening of networking and matching with mentors that can help guide you in your business journey.


2019 GW Startup Career & Internship Fair
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 12:00PM - 2:30PM 
Location: GW Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
GW Registration | Non-GW Registration | Employer Registration

Some of DC's hottest startups will be on campus recruiting entrepreneurial students. This event is free and open to the DC community! 


Easy Financial for Startups Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW I+E Lab
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.


Creating a Business Model Canvas for Startups Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location:  GW I+E Lab
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.

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How to Craft an Engaging Startup Pitch and Slide Deck Workshop
Date: March 5 & March 25, 2020
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW I+E Lab
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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!


Pitch'n in the Kitchen
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
Location: GW I+E Lab
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Do you have an idea? Want to talk through your idea or technology with the community of entrepreneurs at GW? Pitch'n in the Kitchen is right for you! A causal, intimate pitch event where you can pitch your idea (no matter the stage) to your fellow peers and professional entrepreneurs from around campus, in an actual kitchen. Why a kitchen? That's the place where things get made and new ideas are discovered.

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2020 GW New Venture Competition Finals
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM 
Location: Finals - Jack Morton Auditorium (Address: 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052) | Reception - Marvin Center Great Hall (Address: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
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12 teams take the stage to vie for over $500K in funding and support at the 12th Annual 2020 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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