2019 Winners



Last CallLast Call: Winner of the Social Venture Track and Audience Choice - $45,000

Last Call is an online marketplace that enables businesses to discount their surplus food and provide more affordable meals. Social Venture Track Winner ($20,000), Audience Choice Award ($10,000), Best Women's Venture Prize ($10,000), Most Innovative Food & Beverage Industry Venture ($5,000). Team: Chloe King (ESIA '19), Erin McGeoy (GWSB Alum)

 

Dulceolgy

Dulceology: New Venture Track Winner - $35,000

Dulceology is an online bakery that engages clients through social media and connects with prospective customers through seasonal pop-up shop experiences. New Venture Track Winner ($20,000), Best Art and Design Student Prize ($10,000), and Best Food & Beverage Industry Venture ($5,000). 

Team: Edith Leiva (Corcoran '20), Nicole Leiva

Plast-ways

Plast-ways: Tech Track Winner - $35,000

Plast-ways is an engineered consortium of plastic eating microbes intended to increase landfill lifespan. Tech Track Winner ($20,000), Blank Rome’s Best Undergraduate Prize ($10,000), and Opportune Clean Energy and Healthcare Prize ($5,000).

Team: Manyung Emma Hon (SEAS '20), Samuel Magaziner

Other Award Winners

ALLDOTs

ALLDOTs: $10,000

AllDOTs provides a complex automated dual-target system for pavement condition detection and maintenance planning optimization. Fosun International Venture Prize ($10,000).

Team: Ali Gerami Matin (SEAS '21), Mohammad Shams (SEAS '19)

District Connect

District Connect: $7,500

Our solution is a mobile grocery store that provides healthy and affordable food. Serving right where people need it most. AARP Foundation Older-Adult Focused Innovation Prize ($5,000) and Honorable Mention Prize ($2,500).

Team: Gabby Levet (SPH '21), Winona Francis (GWSB Alum), Ariel Hensley (not pictured)

Knowledge to Own

Knowledge to Own: $5,000

An online platform to get free money to buy a home. KTO's search and match platform can save you thousands of dollars in seconds. Veterans Prize ($5,000).

Team: Alberto Estrella (GWSB '18), Trevor McGraw (GWSB '18), Kin Wah Koo (GWSB '18), Thomas Walsh (GWSB '18)

Mobility Innovators

Mobility Innovators: $5,000

Mobility Innovators is an innovative, compact tray, designed for US veterans who are wheelchair bound and lack independence. Runner Up Prize ($5,000).

Team: Jonathan Lau (SEAS '22), Justina Pruski (SEAS '21), Raymond Yau (SEAS '22), Giavanna Corazza (SEAS '22)

Obious

Obious: $2,500

Obious is an online marketplace that makes buying and selling group experiences easy. Honorable Mention Prize ($2,500). 

Team: Eleanor Parry (GWSB '19), Jiani Xu (GWSB '20), Daniel Noake

Perpetua

Perpetua: $12,500

Perpetua presents Meerkat, a climate-controlled glovebox that makes it possible to use modern point-of-care medical labs in the developing world. Runner Up Prize ($5,000) and Best Medical Device Venture ($7,500). 

Team: Randall Ray (SMHS '22), Parker Johnson (SEAS '19), Nirmal Ravi

Spiro

Spiro: $15,000

Spiro is a wearable bracelet that helps identify children's asthma triggers to decrease morbidity and mortality in a severity-enriched cohort. Runner Up Prize ($5,000) and Fosun Health and Wellness Prize ($10,000).

Team: Sajani Desai (SMHS '22), Rachael Herrera (SMHS '22), Abhya Vij (SMHS '22), Sonia Samant (SMHS '22)

Takin' it Easy

Takin' it Easy: $5,000

Takin' it Easy is a user-friendly, cost-effective automated pill dispenser providing medical safety and autonomy for users and families. Runner Up Prize ($5,000).

Team: Sydney Bailes (SEAS '19), Caitlyn Pratt (SEAS '21), Solomon Abrams (GWSB '19)

Viva Vita

Viva Vita: $5,000

Viva Vita makes aging engaging with empowering virtual-reality technology. Our hassle-free services bring new life to seniors and their caregivers. Runner Up Prize ($5,000). 

Team: Carleigh Berryman (GWSB '19), Julianna Yee (GWSB '19), Dylan Tally (GWSB '19), Dakota Sinder (GWSB '19)

Voxion

Voxion: $2,500

Voxion provides a user-friendly and cost-effective solution for consumer-facing businesses to build custom voice applications. Honorable Mention Prize ($2,500).

Team: Sam Bunger (SEAS '21), Saramarie Puzzanghera (SEAS '22), Nathaniel Bury (SEAS '22), Ryan Fornara (not pictured)

Watterwagon

WATTerWagon: $7,500

The WATTerWagon increases water carrying capacity and eliminates strenuous labor for hundreds of millions living in rural water-scarce regions. Quinn Prize for Best International and Social Entrepreneurship Venture ($7,500).

 Team: Christian Trummer (SEAS '21), Jagan Doodala (CCAS '19)

YouthCare

YouthCare: $15,000

An intergenerational memory care social enterprise that partners trained student volunteers and persons with early-stage dementia. Runner Up Prize ($5,000) and Fosun Grad Social Venture Prize ($10,000).

Team: Nihal Satyadev (SPH '19), Arjun Vadlamudi

 

2019 NVC Finalists

Tech Venture Finalists

Perpetua

Perpetua

Perpetua presents Meerkat, a climate-controlled glovebox that makes it possible to use modern point-of-care medical labs in the developing world.

Team: Randall Ray (SMHS '22), Parker Johnson (SEAS '19), Nirmal Ravi

Plast-ways 3

Plast-ways

Plast-ways is an engineered consortium of plastic eating microbes intended to increase landfill lifespan.

Team: Manyung Emma Hon (SEAS '20), Samuel Magaziner

Takin In Easy 4

Takin' it Easy

Takin' it Easy is a user-friendly, cost-effective automated pill dispenser providing medical safety and autonomy for users and families.

Team: Sydney Bailes (SEAS '19), Caitlyn Pratt (SEAS '21), Solomon Abrams (GWSB '19)

Voxion 2

Voxion

Voxion provides a user-friendly and cost-effective solution for consumer-facing businesses to build custom voice applications. 

Team: Sam Bunger (SEAS '21), Saramarie Puzzanghera (SEAS '22), Nathaniel Bury (SEAS '22), Ryan Fornara (not pictured)

New Venture Finalists 

Dulceology 2

Dulceology

Dulceology is an online bakery that engages clients through social media and connects with prospective customers through seasonal pop-up shop experiences.

Team: Edith Leiva (Corcoran '20), Nicole Leiva

Obious 2

Obious

Obious is an online marketplace that makes buying and selling group experiences easy.

Team: Eleanor Parry (GWSB '19), Jiani Xu (GWSB '20), Daniel Noake

Spiro

Spiro

Spiro is a wearable bracelet that helps identify children's asthma triggers to decrease morbidity and mortality in a severity-enriched cohort. 

Team: Sajani Desai (SMHS '22), Rachael Herrera (SMHS '22), Abhya Vij (SMHS '22), Sonia Samant (SMHS '22)

Viva Vita 2

Viva Vita

Viva Vita makes aging engaging with empowering virtual-reality technology. Our hassle-free services bring new life to seniors and their caregivers.

Team: Carleigh Berryman (GWSB '19), Julianna Yee (GWSB '19), Dylan Tally (GWSB '19), Dakota Sinder (GWSB '19)

Social Ventures Finalists

District Connect

District Connect

Our solution is a mobile grocery store that provides healthy and affordable food. Serving right where people need it most.

Team: Gabby Levet (SPH '21), Winona Francis (GWSB Alum), Ariel Hensley (not pictured)

Last Call 2

Last Call

Last Call is an online marketplace that enables businesses to discount their surplus food and provide more affordable meals.

Team: Chloe King (ESIA '19), Erin McGeoy (GWSB Alum)

Mobility Innovators 2

Mobility Innovators

Mobility Innovators is an innovative, compact tray, designed for US veterans who are wheelchair bound and lack independence.

Team: Jonathan Lau (SEAS '22), Justina Pruski (SEAS '21), Raymond Yau (SEAS '22), Giavanna Corazza (SEAS '22)

2019 NVC Finalists

YouthCare

An intergenerational memory care social enterprise that partners trained student volunteers and persons with early-stage dementia.

Team: Nihal Satyadev (SPH '19), Arjun Vadlamudi

 

The NVC Semifinalists

NVC Semi-Finalists

 

These teams made it through the most competitive field we have had in the history of the competition. 

Over 90 judges from all over the world have whittled down the field from 216 teams to the top 36.

Meet the top 12 semifinalists in each track. 

 

 

Social Venture

ACE Axelle Nassirou (GW Law '19), Nadia Lee

District Connect Winona Francis (GWSB '18), Gabby Levet (Milken '21), Xinzi Quan (CPS Alum '18)

EbiMkt Omotola Coker (GWSB '20), Adenike Mustapha

Impaction Shivani Chokshi (CCAS '19), Sunkanya Ananthanarayanan

Last Call Chloe King (ESIA '19), Erin McGeoy (GWSB '18)

Move Jonathan Lau (SEAS '22), Giavanna Corazza (SEAS '22), Raymond Yau (SEAS '22), Justina Pruski (SEAS '22)

Milkr Lehr Soleri (Milken '20)

MotivateNow Kirthi Narayanan (SEAS '19)

Pill Pet Nicole Mintz (Milken '20)

Resilience Gym Danya Anouti, Paul Gill (SMHS '19)

WATTerWagon Christian Trummer (SEAS '21), Jagan Doodala (CCAS '19)

YouthCare Nihal Satyadev (Milken '19), Arjun Vadlamud

 

Tech Venture

AllDOTs Ali Gerami Matin (SEAS '21), Mohammad Shams (SEAS '19)

Codesoap Aaron Coplan (SEAS '19), Andrew Adalian (SEAS '19)

DiCaSo - Digital Career Solutions Brandon Schneider (GWSB '19), Idan Erez (GWSB '19)

e-spire Sarah Millan (SMHS '22), Samantha Lahav (SMHS '22), Tara McCloksey (SMHS '22), Alex Marchak (SMHS '22)

FlyMate Roger Andely Jr. (SEAS '19)

Hospital Chat Corinne Tarantino (CCAS '19), Michelle Singh (CCAS '20), Mariamawit Zeleke (SEAS '20)

Perpetua Randall Ray (SMHS '22), Parker Johnson (SEAS '19), Nirmal Ravi

Plast-ways Manyung Emma Hon (SEAS '20), Samuel James Magaziner

Takin' It Easy Caitlyn Pratt (SEAS '21), Sydney Bailes (SEAS '19), Patrycja Mikolajczyk (SEAS '19), Shirali Nigam (SEAS '20)

Vashion Hong Xuan (SEAS '21), Zeyu Zhang (SEAS '19)

Voxion Sam Bunger (SEAS '21), Nathaniel Bury (SEAS '22), Saramarie Puzzanghera (SEAS '22), Ryan Fornara

WYFT LLC Lily Jiang (CCAS '19), Koji Alguacil (CCAS '20), Nico Zviovich (ESIA '19)

 

New Venture

Deliver-Smart Richard Cantu (GWSB '19), Will Cooper (GWSB '19), Oscar Mthethwa (GWSB '18), Annalise Parks (GWSB '21)

Dulceology Edith Leiva (CCAS Corcoran '21), Andrea Nicole Leiva

HaulSwap Vibhu Pillai (GWSB '20), Sam Husson (GWSB '20)

Knowledge to Own Alberto Estrella (GWSB '18), Trevor McGraw (GWSB '18), Kin Wah Koo (GWSB '18), Thomas Walsh (GWSB '18)

MyCotra Siva Makireddy (SEAS '19), Priyanka Ali (SEAS '19), Md Abid Shahriar Rahman Saadi (SEAS '19),

Obious Daniel Noake (CCAS Corcoran '19), Eleanor Perry (GWSB '19), Jiani Xu (GWSB '20)

RUNAR Aaron Gauthier (CCAS '20), Pedro Uria Rodriguez (CCAS '20)

SmartNibs Nadja Naimon (GWSB '20), Raquel Dornelles

Spiro: A Wearable Asthma Trigger Detector Sajani Desai (SMHS '22), Rachael Herrera (SMHS '22), Abhya Vij (SMHS '22), Sonia Samant (SMHS '22)

St. Algren Mimi Phan (GWSB '19), Manuel Carrion (GWSB '20)

Viva Vita Carleigh Berryman (GWSB '19)

World Brand Center Zhanar Kubekbai (CPS '20), Saparbek Nagashibekov (SEAS '19), Mirambek Nagashbekov, Arman Yeskarayev (GWSB '19)

 

The Top 100 Teams

NVC Top 100 List

 

This year we smashed records with 216 teams entering the competition, the most in our 11-year history.  

Here are the top 100 that made it to the second round. 

 

Meet the 2019 Top 100 Teams


 

$PLIT Olivia Benson (CCAS '21), Sophia Deutsch (CCAS '21), Matt Buckley (GWSB '21)

5 Guys Heart Care John Reeves (GWSB '19), Nelson Jerez, Wei Song, Andrew Nimroody (GWSB '22)

ACE Axelle Nassirou (GW Law '19), Nadia Lee

Afya Superfoods Luis Chavez (CCAS '21)

AllDOTs Ali Gerami Matin (SEAS '21), Mohammad Shams (SEAS '19)

Amber's Shared Power Bank Meilin Lyu (ESIA '21), Xiang Fan (GWSB '19)

Antique Car Imports Gerardo German (GWSB '19)

Apollo Sekou Bamba (SEAS '19)

Artistic Solutions Jennifer Crosby (CCAS '19), Charles Jefferson

Aunt Flow On The Go! Adriana Deonarine (CCAS '20)

AUTISM QUARTERBACK-OSSAS Regina Forman (GWSB '19), Kofi Quansah (GWSB '19)

BallparkDeliver Muyin Feng (GWSB '19)

Black Women's Fitness Network (BWFN) Naa Lamptey-Mills (SPH '21), Enku Negussie (GWSB '21)

Brando Julie Zhang (CCAS '20), Yifan Ruan (GWSB '20)

BreathingEZ Sarah Millan (SMHS '22) , Samantha Lahav (SMHS '22), Tara McCloksey (SMHS '22), Alex Marchak (SMHS '22)

Brew Bees Devin Scarlett (ESIA '19)

Bridge to Know Ruiqian Zhao (CCAS Corcoran  '19), Qinxin Qiu (CCAS '20), Jiayi Liu 

Camp Happy Cassandra Gharnit (CCAS)

Capitol Scritchers Victor Stitchnot (GWSB '20), Kimberly Suttle (GSEH '20)

Clique Miles Tipton (CCAS '20), Richard Dedu (SEAS '19)

Codesoap Aaron Coplan (SEAS '19)

Connectchain Inc. Yimin Cong (SEAS '19), Rui Tang, Ao Ji , XiaoYing Wang (CCAS '19)

Dairy Tale Power Bites Valeriy Gataullin (GWSB '19)

DC Asthma Initiative David Kauffman (SMHS '22), Andrea Klein (SMHS '22), Muhammad Rehman (SMHS '22), Ian Walker (SMHS '22)

Deliver-Smart Richard Cantu (GWSB '19), Will Cooper (GWSB '19), Oscar Mthethwa (GWSB '18), Annalise Parks (GWSB '21)

Dex Systems Hina Zaidi (GWSB '20)

DiCaSo - Digital Career Solutions Brandon Schneider (GWSB '19), Idan Erez (GWSB '19)

District Connect Winona Francis (GWSB '18), Hollis Maye-Kay (CPS '20)

drinkup! Zara Khan (GWSB '20)

Dulceology Edith Leiva (CCAS Corcoran '21), Andrea Nicole Leiva

Easy Cleaner Srinivas Chittela (GWSB '20), Vasu Sunkara 

EasyExchange Yaochen Du (GWSB '20), Guanqun Feng (GWSB '19), Siwen Ai (GWSB '19), Yiwei Gong (GWSB '20)

EbiMkt Omotola Coker (GWSB '20), Adenike Mustapha 

Faerie Camille Meekins (CPS '19)

FlyMate Roger Andely Jr. (SEAS '19)

Fourth AID Nam Tran (SEAS '19), Jackie Bellefeuille (SEAS '19)

Glo n Go Victoria Giaciani (GWSB '20)

 

 

HaulSwap/Keep Trucking Vibhu Pillai (GWSB '20), Sam Husson (GWSB '20)

HLF Heather Louise Finch (GWSB '20)

Hospital Chat Corinne Tarantino (CCAS '19), Michelle Singh (CCAS '20), Mariamawit Zeleke (SEAS '20)

Hygg Daxiyang Shan (CCAS '19), Hefang (Cynthia) Gao, ChunHo (Daren) Pun (GWSB '19)

Impaction Shivani Chokshi (CCAS '19), Sunkanya Ananthanarayanan 

Ingo Genna Tatu (CCAS '20)

InGuide Cheng Ji (GWSB '19), Christopher von Autenried (GWSB '19), Leonid Lezhnin (GWSB '19)

International Hub Timothy Sawah (GWSB '19), Heling Xie (GWSB '19), Douglas Robertson (GWSB '19), Amin Nasrinpour (GWSB '20)

Joy Yanis Yahiaoui (CCAS '19)

Just In Time Artificial Intelligence Recommendations (JITAR) Benjamin Harvey (SEAS)

Knowledge to Own Alberto Estrella (GWSB '18), Trevor McGraw (GWSB '18), Kin Wah Koo (GWSB '18), Thomas Walsh (GWSB '18)

La Muse Press, LLC Mary Banks (CPS '19)

Last Call Chloe King (ESIA '19), Erin McGeoy (GWSB)

LaundryBuddies Matthew Fuzi (ESIA '19)

Local Abdullah Algothami (GWSB '19)

Local Planner Panisara Pummalee (GWSB '20)

Meports Ethan Steininger (GWSB '20)

MEEZAN Coffee Izza Soubiane (ESIA '20)

Milkr Lehr Soleri (Milken '20)

Milli Alexa Chavin (CCAS '19), Meredith Hessel (CCAS '20), Sarah Cassius (ESIA '19)

Monitor Ali Al Farsi (GWSB '20), Shashwat Agarwal (GWSB '20)

moon & stars Morgan Schatzman (GWSB '19)

MotivateNow Kirthi Narayanan (SEAS '19)

Move Jonathan Lau, Giavanna Corazza, Raymond Yau, Justina Pruski

MyCotra Siva Makireddy (SEAS '19), Priyanka Ali (SEAS '19)

Obious Daniel Noake (CCAS Corcoran '19)

PackageSmart Jaret Williams (SEAS '22), Alex Garner (SEAS '22)

Penguin Nicki Mintz (Milken '20), Cagla Akcadag (GWSB '21), Patrick Morrison (GWSB '20)

Perpetua Randall Ray (SMHS '22), Parker Johnson (SEAS '19), Nirmal Ravi 

Petementz Thomas Regnante (GWSB '21), Ivan Khoklov

Pill Pet Nicole Mintz (Milken '20)

Pivot - DC's Restaurant Secret Shopper Community Alexis Bhadha (GWSB '19)

Plast-ways Manyung Emma Hon (SEAS '20), Samuel James Magaziner 

POWERHOUSE Yulia Abdulmanova (ESIA '19)

ReFresh Shaan Kapadia (GWSB '20), Michael Wang (GWSB '20), Henry Kim (GWSB '19), Alicia Kim (GWSB '20)

Renegade Ryan McFerran (ESIA '19)

Resilience Gym Danya Anouti (SMHS '19), Paul Gill 

 

RETRO-S Kyle Farrell (GWSB '21)

Rise Nutrition Jesse Papirio (Milken '19), Kristan Papirio

RUNAR Aaron Gauthier (CCAS '20)

SeatMe A.I. Michael Schweizer (GWSB '19), Jordan Manchev (GWSB '19)

SikaLinks Farida Dogbeh-salami (Milken '20)

Sky Port Hong Xuan (SEAS '21), Zeyu Zhang (SEAS '19)

SmartNibs Nadja Naimon (GWSB '20)

SNAP Ranjan Biswas (CCAS '12), Adrian Haber (SEAS '20)

Spice Kimberly Ndubizu (GWSB '19)

Spiro: A Wearable Asthma Trigger Detector Sajani Desai (SMHS '22), Rachael Herrera (SMHS '22), Abhya Vij (SMHS '22), Sonia Samant (SMHS '22)

SPLIT PAYMENT Massimiliano Vinci (GWSB '19), Samrat Patel (ESIA '19)

St. Algren Mimi Phan (GWSB '19), Manuel Carrion (GWSB '20)

Streamline Brooke Warshafsky (GWSB '20)

TailorED Caroline Zwick (GWSB '19)

Takin' It Easy Caitlyn Pratt (SEAS '21), Sydney Bailes (SEAS '19), Patrycja Mikolajczyk (SEAS '19), Shirali Nigam (SEAS '20)

TalentEd Alvan Banief Dieuveille Makoundi-Tchibinda (CCAS '20), Seedy Njie 

TalktoMira Khang T. Voung (Milken '19), Zach T. Morgan

The Selfybrush Magdalena Freithofnig (GWSB '20)

TOP Devo. Co. R. (Robert) Smith (CCAS '21), Amanda Bell 

TOWNIE Hyehmi Nolan (GSEH '19)

TravelHer Guide Alina Brenninkmeijer (CCAS '19)

UnBearable Deliveries Emma Slager-Laurent (GWSB '21)

varNamAIA Kavita Krishna Meegama (GSEH '20)

VerBand Luis Otero (GWSB '20), Collin Cadet (CCAS '21), Skye Blanks (ESIA '21)

Vet2MD Camilla Maybee (SMHS '20), Ross Maybee 

Veterans Against Hate Luke Lorenz (CPS '20)

Vision Redate Haile (GWSB '19), Peter Braccia (GWSB '19), ChanYoung Lee (GWSB '20), Morgan Schatzman (GWSB'19)

Vital Tracker Puja Patel (GWSB '20)

Viva Vita Carleigh Berryman (GWSB '19)

Voxion Sam Bunger (SEAS '21), Nathaniel Bury (SEAS '22), Saramarie Puzzanghera (SEAS '22), Ryan Fornara 

WATTerWagon Christian Trummer (SEAS '21), Jagan Doodala (CCAS '19)

WAZOTA - AFRICAN MARKET PLACE Leonard Ewang Ngumbah Wolloh (ESIA '20), Oscar Sona Ebanja 

WINDING THE CLOCK - Robert Bettmann (CPS '20)

WinOrWin Benjamin Elmoznino (GWSB '20)

World Brand Center Zhanar Kubekbai (CCAS '20), Saparbek Nagashibekov (SEAS '19)

WYFT LLC Lily Jiang (CCAS '19), Koji Alguacil (CCAS '20)

Your Trail Dylan Luckjo (CCAS '21), Leila Murphy (CCAS '21)

YouthCare Nihal Satyadev (Milken '19), Arjun Vadlamud

*If you are part of a Top 100 team but do not see your name listed, please contact Jasmine Bautista directly at [email protected].