2024 New Venture Competition Winners



Meet the NVC winners! These 15 teams collectively won $157,000 in cash prizes. 

134 judges from all over the world have chosen the 2024 winners in the Business Goods & Services, Consumer Goods & Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Social Innovation, and Explorer Tracks. We also awarded 10 other cash specialty prizes.

Congratulations to all the teams!



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Consumer Goods & Services


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EveryActive, Adjust-A-Bra

Camryn Baum GWSB '25
Sofia Bertini CCAS '24
Brooke Moses GWSPH '26
Laura Sofia GWSB '25
Joanna Destil GWSB '25

EveryActive brand is a B2B2C company redesigning current sportswear to minimize its adverse impact through unique products. Our first product is Adjust-A-Bra, a redesign of the modern-day sports bra that aims to minimize the financial and societal cost of women’s size fluctuations through three aspects of adjustability.

Consumer Goods & Services 1st Place ($10,000)
Best Market Assessment ($5,000)

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Kevin Jaatinen SMHS '26

Gyroline is a novel ski safety device that detects a fall and releases the ski bindings from the boot in real-time to prevent torsional strain on the knee and severe trauma. Additionally, Gyroline will automatically alert ski patrol and emergency contacts in cases of severe falls for a rapid response.

Consumer Goods & Services 2nd Place ($7,500)


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Thonk Lab

Corey Howell Corcoran '23
Diego de Sola Corcoran '24

Thonk Lab is a company bridging high-end computer-based accessories and sustainable materials. When keycaps and keyboards are discarded, like most e-waste, the ABS and PBT plastic doesn’t break down. Thonk Lab’s products revolve around algae-based bioplastic, leading the way in sustainability practices for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.

Consumer Goods & Services 3rd Place ($5,000)
NextEra Innovation In Sustainability ($10,000)




Business Goods & Services


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Karol Mlynarczyk GWSB '24
Dylan Koo ESIA '24
Youssef Ragab GWSB '22

In-Locator is empowering retailers by providing customer data and enhancing customer satisfaction through indoor navigation, augmented reality mapping, tailored shopping lists, and personalized rebates, making the in-store journey fast and individualized. Our solution integrates with retailers’ database infrastructures, offering dynamic in-store guidance and upsell opportunities.

Business Goods & Services 1st Place ($10,000)
Best Financial Understanding ($5,000)

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John Harrison GWSB '23
Loren Kairis

SiyehTech is dedicated to becoming a top-tier worldwide supplier of landmine detection equipment by utilizing the latest advancements in autonomous vehicle technology, robotics, and software. We aim to provide safer, more efficient, quicker, and more cost-effective solutions than our competitors.

Business Goods & Services 2nd Place ($7,500)


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Kunal Bagre GWSB '24

Immersiview is a B2B company that helps event organizers offer their users the opportunity to experience live events from their own space through a VR headset. It tackles ticket scalping. Also, it opens doors for those unable to attend events, be it due to sold-out venues, disabilities, travel, or work.

Business Goods & Services 3rd Place ($5,000)
Viewers Choice Award ($7,500




Social Innovation


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Engineering Horizons

Ammar Kamaruszaman SEAS '24
Rigel Brown SEAS '24
Taylor White SEAS '24
Nicolo Kreuger SEAS '25
Treesta James SEAS '26

The George Washington University’s Engineers’ Philanthropic Society presents Engineering Horizons: an initiative that will allow GW engineering students to volunteer within the local community and foster a safe, exploratory space for underserved 8th grade students to widen their perspectives on the endless possibilities within STEM by providing high-impact science tutoring.

Social Innovation 1st Place ($10,000)

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Saleh Sani GSEHD '26

Goalplus transforms the recreational sports landscape by hosting inclusive events that foster community engagement and entertainment. Addressing the need for organized recreational activities, we connect youth, families, and corporations, offering a dynamic platform that catalyzes social change through the power of technology and real life experiences.

Social Innovation 2nd Place ($7,500)
Q Advisors Global Impact Prize ($7,500)


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Fluffy Honey Farm, LLC

Michael Bingham GWSB '27
Ashley Thomas

Fluffy Honey Farm pioneers clinical therapy using accessible alpacas in rural communities. Our mission is to provide formal therapeutic services and alpaca experiences. Therapy focuses on friendly temperament alpacas to offer reassurance and ease anxiety in therapeutic sessions, providing hope for rural mental health services.

Social Innovation 3rd Place ($5,000)




Health Care & Life Sciences


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Brave Scientific

Vikas Soni SEAS '24
Anmol Taploo SEAS '24
Shashank Kaul

Brave Scientific, a Virginia-based Health and Life Sciences company, introduces JivaJet, utilizing cutting-edge Plasma Medicine technology. Addressing the challenges of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in veterinary healthcare, JivaJet offers a non-invasive, cost-effective, and safe treatment with accelerated recovery from topical bacterial infections in pets.

Health Care & Life Sciences 1st Place ($10,000)
Best Prototype ($5,000)
Spirit of NVC ($4,000)

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Abhisri Ramesh SMHS '26
Avanthika Ramesh

A.Eye is a medical platform for Ophthalmologists that provides advanced diagnostic assistance and streamlines image interpretation workflows by leveraging predictive and generative AI algorithms.

Health Care & Life Sciences 2nd Place ($7,500)
CirrusLabs Best Tech Venture (10,000)


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John Russell GWSPH '26
Bhakthi Sahgal GWSPH '26
Bridget Kelly GWSPH '26
Alvaro Rivera GWSPH '26
Ornsiree Junchaya GWSPH '26

Oncovana fills a critical gap in access to quality cancer-related fertility services for newly diagnosed cancer patients hoping to one day have a family. Oncovana's evidence-based digital platform ensures that all patients receive education, care, psycho-social support, financial assistance, and connection to timely fertility services regardless of location.

Health Care & Life Sciences 3rd Place ($5,000)
Best Customer Discovery ($5,000)
Best Storytelling ($5,000)






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Nurse Math, LLC

Marguerite Rowell SON '26

The Nurse Math App addresses the absence of financial education in nursing programs, providing a comprehensive solution for ongoing professional growth and career success. The app offers step-by-step calculations for common healthcare and business formulas and eliminates time recalling ratios or searching the internet to make strategic and operational decisions.

Explorer 1st Place ($1,500)

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Aditya Loganathan CCAS '23
Ryan Heidish SMHS Staff
Andrew Meltzer SMHS Faculty
Mehrshad Fahim Devin SMHS '27
Kevin Jaatinen SMHS '26

GuideGuard is reinventing the guidewire with its revolutionary design. Its sleek, intuitive, familiar shape provides clinicians with comfort, while its innovative P-shaped tail end prevents retention accidents. Working with central-line kit manufacturers, we aim to break into the market and become a well-known commodity in the QI space.

Explorer 2nd Place ($1,000)


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Shpapi Vision, LLC

Fernando Villarreal GWSB '24
Andres Villarreal GWSB '26

Shpapi Vision LLC, founded by two Mexican brothers, is an eco-friendly and affordable eyewear brand in the B2C market. It offers stylish sunglasses suitable for various lighting, blending style, and sustainability. Emphasizing support for local businesses, SHPAPI caters to fashion-conscious consumers with unique designs for day and night wear.

Explorer 3rd Place ($500)





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