Cash Prizes

If you weren’t already pumped to win the competition, the track, category, and audience choice prizes will convince you.



1st Wins $10K per Track

  • Winners selected from 3 tracks: tech, social, and new venture each win $10,000

  • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place win $5,000

  • Prize money is to be used to fund the winning business or non-profit idea

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Take Home a Category Prize 

  • A total of $75K is awarded to multiple specialty category prize winners

  • Each of the category specialty prizes ranges from $5K-$10K each

  • Stand out in your category and win money to propel your biz forward


GW NVC Prizes

$10K Viewer's Choice Award

  • Winner selected from the 12 finalists

  • Anyone can vote, even people who cannot attend the competition in person. (This is when having friends on social media can pay off. #MadeAtGW)

  • Start promoting day one, and you could win the Viewer's Choice Award


Specialty Category Prizes


Best Undergraduate Prize: $10K


10K Prize

Viewer's Choice Award: $10K



Best Women's Entrepreneurship Prize: $10K



Quinn Prize for International & Social Entrepreneurship: $7,500


Arup Prize for best Build Environment Technology: $7,500

Best Built Environment Venture Prize: $7,500


Med Tech Prize of $10,000

Best Medical Device Venture Prize: $10K



ParagonLabs Prize for Workplace Innovation: $5K


COVID-19 Prize

Best Innovative Solution for COVID-19 Prize: $5K




Most Innovative Food & Beverage Industry Venture: $5K


Best Food and Beverage Industry Prize $5

Best Food & Beverage Industry Venture: $5K


$5,000 Prize

Mary Katherine Kienzle Prize for Best Veteran Venture: $5K


$5,000 Prize

Best MBSA Student Venture Team Prize: $5K



See All Cash Prizes and Requirements

*May be counted towards 1st place prize winner


Learn How to Get One Step Closer to Your Prizes

Learn how to get

2016, GW NVC Prize Winners

The prizes are awesome, we can’t lie, but there’s definitely some work and fun along the way!

In fact, we believe that the most valuable part of the experience is the process itself.

Learn how to apply and register for the competition, figure out your team structure, and read about the incredible support system you’ll gain throughout the next couple of months.


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