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The Sloane Family

A gift from the Sloane family (Richard Sloane, GWSB '67, JD '72, LLM '73, Jill Sloane, GWSB '02, and Kevin Sloane) in support of NVC.


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Strategic Investment Group

SIG are pioneers in the Outsourced CIO (OCIO) industry, we combine a depth of knowledge and a spirit of innovation that together make us a global leader in our field.

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Blank Rome LLP

One of America's largest law firms and DC's premier law practices. Peter S. Weissman, Partner, is a GW alum (LAW '96) and has been an integral supporter of the GW NVC.

Paragon Labs


ParagonLabs, powered by SHRM, serves as the bridge for the HR tech community, workers, and the workplace. We connect and engage the HR and tech communities and lead the conversation on how these communities can work together to build better workplaces and a better world.


Joe Sauma

Mr. Sauma (GWSB MBA '89) is the CFO of IAS Corp., a leading Food & Beverage export management organization. Currently on the GW Family Philanthropy Board.


Michael Quinn

Mr. Quinn (ESIA '84) is a Founding Partner of Q Advisors. He is currently on the Board of Advisors at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Social Driver

A digital agency that connects companies with people today through websites, social media, and video. They have four creative studios: design, development, video and digital content to deliver on results.

GW NVC Sponsor Arup


Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Working in more than 140 countries, the firm works with our clients on innovative projects of the highest quality and impact.


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Mary Katherine Kienzle

Mary Katherine Kienzle (GWSB MBA '97) is the CFO at Alderman Ventures, a family office making angel investments in early stage companies primarily in the fintech and technologys sectors. We back exceptional founders who are seeking to significantly benefit humanity and where we believe we can add value beyond capital.

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LaJuanna Russell

LaJuanna Russell (GWSB MBA '98) is the founder and president of Business Management Associates, Inc (BMA), a business process and human capital management firm.

Brian Herrman

Brian Herrman

Brian Herrman (GWSB BBA '77) is the president and CEO of China-America Healthcare Partners, a company that works with mid-sized Chinese medical device companies for the purpose of making long term investments in USA healthcare companies. He also serves on the GWSB Board of Advisors.





GW School of Business
School of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Elliott School of International Affairs
Milken Institute School of Public Health
College of Professional Studies
School of Nursing
GW Law
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Office of the Vice President for Research






Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering computing power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. 

Martin Schultz

Martin Schultz & Associates

A Chicago-based, full-service, law firm that counsels various clients on various matters including startup and early-stage and expansion financing. Offers counseling services on matters involving the formation, operation, and execution of any business venture.



WorkChew provides access to flexible and bookable workspaces in your cities, most beautiful restaurants, and hotels. The ultimate community for hustlers and doers.

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Draper University

DraperU is redefining innovative education by equipping entrepreneurial-minded students with an immersive experience to learn, connect and grow in the working world.

GW NVC Sponsor MakeOffices New


Where You Go to Grow Your Business. Get professional, turnkey, flexible workspaces, all-inclusive amenities (fast WiFi, coffee & beer, 24/7 access), events and organic networking opportunities to make connections and meet customers. It's everything you need to grow your business.

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Blank Rome LLP

One of America's largest law firms and DC's premier law practices. Peter S. Weissman, Partner, is a GW alum (LAW '96) and has been an integral supporter of the GW NVC.

GW NVC Sponsor 1776


The Northeast corridor's largest network of incubators serving entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and startup companies succeed and reach their maximum potential.







GW NVC Sponsor AdvantEdge

AdvantEdge Workspaces

A leader in the DC workspace industry, providing distinctive and customized office space for lease. Currently consisting of two locations in Class-A buildings.

GW NVC Sponsor ThinkNimble


ThinkNimble is a software development company that works with startups and socially focused businesses. Our job is to help you build modern technology to realize your organization's vision. We do that by providing an authentic and honest perspective about how technology can impact your business goals.

Hera Hub

Hera Hub DC

Hera Hub is a place for female founders to connect, share resources, and build community. A spa-inspired, shared workspace for female entrepreneurs located in Friendship Heights, DC. These spaces provide a productive work environment for women who work from home.



At Anü, we develop technology to evolve professional referral networks using AI, that is trustworthy, bias free and enjoyable to use. We introduce early stage founders to great firm-based lawyers ready to be your partner as you continue to grow.

Mass Light


Founded in 2000 by two Apple developers, their expertise in building, scaling, and maintaining complex public-facing applications for clients in the non-profit, defense, and commercial industries.

Social Driver

Social Driver

A digital agency that connects companies with people today through websites, social media, and video. They have four creative studios: design, development, video and digital content to deliver on results.



Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. (LEAD) is the industry leader in mental health education, committed to providing training and curriculum to strengthen mental health literacy, promote lifelong well-being, and build community resilience.

Open Gov Hub

Open Gov Hub

Open Gov Hub (OGH) is a dynamic meeting place that brings together many organizations and resources to help open up governments and empower citizens worldwide. Open Gov Hub runs a world-class, 20,000 square foot coworking space in downtown DC as part of its mission.


Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen is a food business accelerator. We build successful food businesses that launch locally, grow regionally, and scale nationally. We do this by supporting growth in four phases: launch, product-market fit, growth, and exit planning.

Watson Institute

Watson Institute

Watson Institute is a place where next-generation entrepreneurial leaders can find their community, discover their calling, and accelerate their careers. We provide the tools, network, and mindset for the next generation to solve challenges, and lead impactful lives.

Seed Spot


Nationally ranked coworking space by Gust as one of the Top 20 Accelerators in the World and was named by Cisco & UBI Global as one of the Top 3 Social Impact Incubators in the United States in 2015.

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Growth Lab Solutions

Growth Lab Solutions is a company specialized in offering management consulting services to US and European companies. Whether it is accounting and bookkeeping, financial modeling, or brand management we are equipped with the right skillset to cover new businesses’ needs and help them grow efficiently.