George Washington University
New Venture Competition
Build your ideas, engage with experts, and journey to the finals.
Win $500,000 in cash and prizes.
The New Venture Competition provides GW students, faculty, and alumni with real-world experiences in entrepreneurship that can’t be replicated anywhere else!
GW students have the opportunity to compete in three tracks, Tech, Social, and New Venture and bring an idea to the table, work with mentors to craft and pitch a stellar idea, and vie for cash and non-cash prizes equaling $500,000.
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.
Your vision for your business could become a reality with these incredible prizes. The opportunity to win $20k in 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.
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.
In case you missed the 2019 Finals, we have a highlights video for you.