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 five tracks: Consumer Goods and Services, Business Goods and Services, Social Innovation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, and Explorer.

In our 16-year history, the NVC has served over 3,000 student entrepreneurs and awarded $2M in prizes.

Applications are due January 28, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET.


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The Process

Know the NVC Timeline and Your Journey to the Finals


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Round 1

Bring Your Idea 

Submission Deadline: January 28th



Refine Your Concept 

Submission Deadline: March 3rd

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Pitch Your Venture

Pitch live on April 10th & 11th

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Bring your idea, refine your concept, and pitch your venture


Nearly half a million dollars in prizes


In cash prizes to multiple winners


Specialty and in-kind prizes up for grabs!