Program Tracks

350+ ventures have emerged through OIE programming and over $1 billion in follow-on funding has been raised by these companies. In the Washington metro area, 60 ventures are still operating, providing an estimated $165 million in added income to the local economy. Over 3,000 GW students, faculty, and staff have participated in NVC yielding 1600+ teams since 2009.

GW students continue their entrepreneurial spirit post-graduation. GW is on the top 25 list of universities in the United States that have graduated the highest number of billion-dollar start-ups.



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Student Track

Welcome to the Student Track at the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship! Join us to explore the world of innovation with an Introduction to Lean Innovation. Get guided by industry experts in our Mentor In Residency program, and showcase your ideas in the thrilling New Venture Competition.

Finally our Lean Start-Up Short Course equips you with practical skills for a successful startup. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your entrepreneurial potential!



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Faculty Track

Discover the Faculty track of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship programming for educators. This track equips participants with tools and practices to instill a culture of innovation within academic institutions. Through an "Introduction to Lean Innovation," faculty members gain a solid foundation in lean methodologies. The "Mentor In Residency" program offers personalized guidance from industry experts.



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DC Startup Track

Welcome to the DC Start-up Track, an exciting program by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship! In our comprehensive program, we'll introduce you to the power of Lean Innovation, a game-changing methodology designed to optimize your business processes, reduce waste, and accelerate growth. Our expert instructors will guide you through interactive workshops, helping you discover how to stay agile and competitive in today's fast-paced business landscape. 



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International Track

The George Washington University's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GW OIE) has served in the National Science Foundation's I-Corps program since its inception, and was one of only a handful of institutions selected to be an initial I-Corps grant awardees in 2013. In January 2022, GW again became a partner institution in the new NSF I-Corps Hub, advancing innovation in the U.S.'s Mid Atlantic region, and expanding the societal impact of commercialization.