Parth Chauhan at 2016 Pitch George!

Inspirational words for students looking to enter the New Venture Competition from the 2016 1st place winning team HomeGrown Farms!

2016 NVC Winners

Team Summary/Prizes Team Members

# 1 HomeGrown Farms

HomeGrown Farms grows hyperlocal, sustainable produce year round by utilizing innovative indoor hydroponic technology. HomeGrown Farms: Grow Local, Eat Local.

Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize ($35,000)
  • GWU Best For-Profit Social Venture ($7,500)
  • Kulkarni Prize for Best Technology-based Venture ($7,500)
  • Sustainable Energy and Infrustructure Prize ($5,000)
  • Audience Choice Award ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Course and Front Row Access (~$6,000)
  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • Arjuna Solutions, startup session ($2,500)
  • TechShop, class packages ($1,150)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Parth Chauhan, Elliott School of International Affairs, 2013
  • Pranav Kaul, Elliott School of International Affairs, 2016
  • Raghav Garg, Other, 2013
  • Zeel Patel, Other, 2013

#2 Mental Health Promotion

Written by students, for students, MHP challenges traditional health education by addressing mental illness at its roots.

Cash Prizes

  • 2nd Place Prize ($15,000)
  • Blank Rome's Best Undergraduate ($10,000)
  • GWUpstart's Best Non-Profit Social Venture ($7,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Course and Front Row Access (~$6,000)
  • Social Driver, half day pop-up innovation lab ($3,000)
  • TechShop, class packages ($1,150)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Kyrah Altman, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2019
  • Nora Hennessey, Eliott Schoolf of International Affairs, 2019

#3 Represently

Represently is a legislative constituent relationship management system for representatives that saves time in mail management, response organization, and communication metrics.

Cash Prizes

  • 3rd Place Prize ($10,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Course and Front Row Access (~$6,000)
  • TechShop, class packages ($1,150)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Joseph Nelson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2016
  • Kevin Connell, School of Business, 2016
  • Nathan Pigott, Other, 2014

#4 Rooftop Tea Company

The Rooftop Tea Company is a social enterprise that is creating an ethical supply chain for premium organic teas. By building low-cost rooftop tea gardens in internationally developing communities, we will provide economic opportunities to women who would otherwise have limited access.

Cash Prizes

  • 4th Place Prize ($5,000)
  • Best International Venture Prize ($7,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Hera Hub, co-working membership for six months ($12,000)
  • MakeOffices, membership and co-working space for six months ($7,600)
  • TechShop, class packages ($1,125)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Cheyenne Tessier, Elliott School of International Affairs, 2017

Abdicare

AbdiCare has a compound (ABx) that we intend as a once daily inhalation aversion therapy for cigarette smoking cessation.

Cash Prize

  • Honorable Mention ($1,000)

In-Kind Prize

  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Kham Ali, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2016
Project Dream Miles

Project Dream Miles allows runners to raise 10¢ or more for their favorite nonprofit for every mile they run.

Cash Prize

  • Honorable Mention ($1,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AdvantEdge, co-working space for six months ($13,000)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Yeshwant Chillakuru, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2017
  • Danish Imtiaz, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2018
  • Charles Dorward, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2017
  • Chanu Dasari, Other
Propisor
A visually driven online service market place and aggregator that connects homeowners to the right home improvement professionals.

Cash Prize

  • Honorable Mention ($1,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • iStrategy Labs, custom lab consultation ($3,000)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Veer Taneja, School of Business, 2016
  • Satyam Gupta, Other, 2014
RightDate RightDate puts real life back into online romance by provides singles and couples with dates within their community.

Cash Prize

  • Honorable Mention ($1,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Leah Farrar, GW Law, 2016
SeamlessColor

SeamlessColor is a 3D printing material company that produces color-customized filaments for artists and designers.

Cash Prize

  • Honorable Mention ($1,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Anna Wu, School of Business, 2018
  • Eman Mirdamadi, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2016
Staff U

We help college students find paid work that fits into their already busy schedule and enable businesses to find short-term help.

Cash Prize

  • Honorable Mention ($1,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • WeWork, office space and membership for six months ($14,400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Colin McFaul, School of Business, 2015
  • Nick Condry, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2017

 

Special Categories (Semi-Finalist Teams):

 

Finalist Teams Cash Prizes In-Kind Prizes Total
Micro-Housing for Millenials
  • Quality Support, Inc.'s Veterans Prize ($5,000)
  • Marie Rudolph, Military Bowl tickets (valued at $500)
  • Cash - $5,000
  • In-Kind - $500
MyPrefCard -
  • GenB MVP, development and execution plan support ($10,000)
  • In-Kind - $10,000
RightDate -
  • Audienti, platform access and onboarding package ($24,000)
  • In-Kind - $24,000
SmartBridge -
  • Virginia Science and Technology Campus, co-working space for six months ($8,000)
  • In-Kind - $8,000
SuperEagle Solar -
  • Eastern Foundry, co-working space for 12 months ($4,200)
  • In-Kind - $4,200
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