Teaching Team

GW Summer Startup Accelerator (NEW)

The teaching team will be led by David McCarthy, Associate Director of I-Corps program at GW, active angel investor, and multi-startup survivor. 

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Dave McCarthy

Associate Director, I-Corps at GW
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After successful startups at RunFast.net (online multimedia training) and WindRose Media (webcasting technology and original content development), Dave founded Potential Energy DC - the only DC-area incubator fully devoted to developing energy, efficiency, and sustainability companies. Dave is also a recognized expert in angel investing in the DC region.

As the Associate Director I-Corps at GW, Dave is focused on helping community-based research teams successfully bring their work from the labs to the marketplace. The goal of the new Phase 0 / I-Corps Go program, that Dave is leading, is to improve funding and commercialization success rates for community-based research teams. In this role, Dave will be leveraging the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship's I-Corps experience commercializing university intellectual property over the past five years.

Dave went to UVA where he studied Systems Engineering with a computer science minor. Dave lives in McLean with his wife and two growing sons.

Scott Stein

Scott Stein

Associate Director, Student Entrepreneurship Programs
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Scott Stein is a social entrepreneur, social impact director, and UX designer with more than a decade of experience and achievement with strategic management, product and service innovation, fund development, and marketing in the social enterprise, political, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors.

Formerly, he was the National Director of Social Enterprise Development at Main Street Alliance and shaped MSA's future through sparking, identifying, and testing scalable civic venture opportunities to build financially sustainable growth strategies. Additionally, Scott has focused on bringing innovative approaches and design thinking to tackle challenges for Ben and Jerry's and state governments to create innovative solutions to challenges ranging from youth homelessness to poverty.

Based on his work in the field of social entrepreneurship Scott was selected to participate in the prestigious Schusterman Foundation REALITY Global program in 2015. He was also the recipient of the NYU President's Service Award for outstanding achievement.

Scott has an MPA from New York University, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, a BA from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, and a UX / UI Design Certificate from the Pratt Institute.