Mentorship & Coaching

Our mentors are here to provide you with guidance, strategy, and creativity to help you rise to the top!



Mentor Spotlight: Rose

Thankfully, our incredible mentors are ready and able to help you throughout the entire competition journey, no matter the stage of your current idea.

So, whether you’re coming to the table with a booming business or a thought that has been floating around in your head, our mentors are here to help you rise to the top.

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Mentors and Coaches are on Campus to Help 



We get it - it can be intimidating to jump into the NVC if it’s your first time. That's why we have mentors who can guide you through the process.

Our mentors in-residence are experienced entrepreneurs who are offering their time and wisdom to help your business succeed.

We would love to connect you with one today!


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GW Innovation Exchange: 
Access Hundreds of Professionals and Alumni 

Innovation Exchange


The GW Innovation Exchange is an online community powered by the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for those interested in entrepreneurship, new ventures, startups, and social and civic enterprise creation. This community offers students, alumni, and professionals the ability to:

  • Become a mentor
  • Find a mentor
  • Find potential collaborators
  • Have 30 min calls with industry experts
  • Face to face meetings with industry experts
  • Video chat with industry experts
  • Find professionals to interview for a class
  • Find teammates

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Connect with a Near Peer for Student-to-Student Sessions

Near Peers


We get it. It can be intimidating to speak directly with a professional entrepreneur. That's why we have Near Peers to help get you in the right direction.

The Near Peer's are current GW students who act as guides for current students interested in getting a peer-to-peer perspective on all innovation & entrepreneurship programs and the GW New Venture Competition.

Connect with a Near Peer and get the inside scoop on all of our programs today!


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