Pitch George Competition

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 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.

In addition to the Graduate and Undergratuate tracks, in 2016 Pitch George has introducing a Women's Pitch Challenge for GW's female entrepreneurs!

Undergraduate Winners:

  • 1st Place - Agaport (Team: Joshua Pulman, Mimi Shojai)
  • 2nd Place - AirWell (Team: Charles Bayard Carlson, David Meehan, Spencer Legred)
  • 3rd Place - Mynd (Team: Lauren Hoffman, Sebastian Hood)

Graduate Winners:

  • 1st Place - Atomic Number 1 (Team: Christopher Fitch, Burton Carey)
  • 2nd Place - Opal: Medical Equipment Management Device (Team: Connor Roberts)
  • 3rd Place - FocusRide (Team: Jordan Weinberg, Michael Weinberg)

Women's Track Winners:

  • 1st Place - The Forgotten Fruit (Team: Stephanie Westhelle)
  • 2nd Place - ShortCuts (Team: Samantha Meyerson, Megan Joseph)
  • 3rd Place - USACA (Team: Rachel Decoste)

Pitch George Competition is made possible by:


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!