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Build your ideas, engage with experts, and journey to the finals.

Win $500,000 in cash and prizes.


Over half a million dollars in prizes


In cash prizes to multiple winners



Start Your Application to the 2022 New Venture Competition

NVC 2022


The GW New Venture Competition (NVC) provides every GW student, faculty, staff, and alumni with a real-world educational experience in developing, testing, and launching their own startups, business, and social ventures. The competition is open to every GW student in one of three tracks: New Ventures, Technology Ventures, and Social Ventures. 

In 2022, we will award over $500,000 in prizes, which include $125,000 in cash to the winners. 

Applications are due February 2, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET. 


2022 Applications Now Closed




Open to All GW Students! Yes, Every Student! 

Student Winners - Sassy Pants

2018 4th Place Team - Sassy Paints

Whether you’re enrolled in a degree program full-time or part-time, undergrad or graduate, or an international student, you can be a part of the GW NVC! No prior experience is necessary. 

Find out what it's like to participate by watching the NVC Experience Video.








Find Out More about the GW NVC         

The Journey Is On

How It Works

Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur or just dreaming about a new idea, our competition has a route for everyone. Learn how NVC works, plan for success, get feedback, and compete to win.

Prizes and Recognition

Prizes & Recognition

Your vision for your business could become a reality with these incredible prizes. The opportunity to win cash prizes, get recognition from GW, validation from entrepreneurial experts and the network you're going to build along the way will help make your idea a reality. 

Success Stories

Success Stories

Our past winners and participants have gone on to excel in the fields of entrepreneurship, business, and social enterprise. Learn more about their stories and get motivated to be one of the next great legacies of the competition!

Not ready? We get it.

Kids Holding Hands


It can be intimidating to jump right in and build a business plan when you’ve never done it before!

Thankfully, we have a passionate and dedicated team of staff and coaches that are ready to answer your questions and help you decide if this year’s opportunity is the right fit for you.


We Have Resources to Help You 

Find Out What It’s Like to Participate 



See what it's like to experience the GW New Venture Competition as a participant.