Pitch George Competition


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The annual Pitch George Competition is one of the George Washington University's (GW) premier entrepreneurial initiatives organized by the GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE). The "elevator pitch" competition takes place each fall semester and allows young entrepreneurs (from high school to GW graduate students) to present their business ideas, get valuable feedback on the viability of their business concepts and win startup capital.

The Pitch George Competition is held in three tracks: Graduate, Undergraduate and Women's Tracks. The prize breakdown is listed below:

  • Graduate Track
    • 1st Place - $2,000
    • 2nd Place - $1,250
    • 3rd Place - $750
  • Undergraduate Track
    • 1st Place - $2,000
    • 2nd Place - $1,250
    • 3rd Place - $750
  • Women's Track
    • 1st Place - $2,000
    • 2nd Place - $1,250
    • 3rd Place - $750
  • Fan Favorite
    • $250 per track

The competition offers networking opportunities with entrepreneurs from the greater DC area as well as hands-on preparation for the GW New Venture Competition - the top undergraduate and the top graduate winners automatically advance to the semi-finals.

Check back in Fall 2019 when the application for the next competition opens up!

2018 Undergraduate Track Winners:

  • 1st Place - WYFT (Team: Koji Alguacil, Lily Jiang)
  • 2nd Place (& Fan Favorite) - GWU Credit Union Initiative (Team: Sahil Pankhaniya)
  • 3rd Place - Takin' It Easy (Team: Caitlyn Pratt, Sydney Bailes, Shirali Nigam)

2018 Graduate Track Winners:

  • 1st Place - Still Trucking (Team: Vibhu Pillai)
  • 2nd Place - Deliver Smart (Team: Will Cooper)
  • 3rd Place - SeatMe (Team: Michael Schweizer, Jordan Manchev
  • Fan Favorite - In A Flash: Camera Sharing (Team: Jolie Stroh)

2018 Women's Track Winners:

  • 1st Place (& Fan Favorite) - Early Intervention Systems (Team: Rohan Patil, Ibet Ramirez Urrea)
  • 2nd Place - Smart Nibs (Team: Nadja Naimon)
  • 3rd Place - Spice (Team: Kimberly Ndubizu)

Pitch George Competition is made possible by:

PG Sponsors 2018 

For more information about the competition, contact:

George T. Solomon, D.B.A.,
Professor of Management
Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)

The George Washington University
School of Business
2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052


Parth Chauhan at 2016 Pitch George!

Inspirational words for students looking to enter the New Venture Competition from the 2016 1st place winning team HomeGrown Farms!