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!

2017 NVC Winners

Team Summary/Prizes Team Members

Urgent Wellness

#1 Urgent Wellness

Urgent Wellness, community-placed community health worker-operated telemedicine and medical vending machines, will redue costs while improving health for vulnerable populations.

Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize ($15,000)
  • AARP Foundation’s Older-Adult Focused Innovation ($5,000)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • John Barabino
  • Luigi Leblanc
  • Freya Spielberg (SPH '92)
  • Aubrey Villalobos (SPH '21)

Berg Bites

#2 Berg Bites

With heart healthy oats, Omega 3 powerhouses like chia/hemp seeds, Berg Bites are the guilt free snacks that are sinfully delicious!

Cash Prizes

  • 2nd Place Prize ($10,000)
  • Blank Rome's Best Undergraduate ($10,000)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Audenti, 6-months of access & set-up ($24,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Daniel Berg (GWSB '18)
  • Marguerite Bottorff

Agaport

#3 Agaport

Agaport will be the first online platform to search, compare, and book storage space in Freeports, located within FTZs.

Cash Prizes

  • 3rd Place Prize ($5,000)
  • Best International Venture ($7,500)
  • Best Interdisciplinary Venture ($5,000)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Social Driver, consultation session ($3,000)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Joshua Pulman (GWSB '17)
  • Mimi Shojai (CCAS '17)
  • Tatiana Seikaly (CCAS '17)

The Pocket Palette

#4 The Pocket Palette

The Pocket Palette: A single-serve makeup kit that empowers women to focus on priorities and stop carrying bulky bags.

Cash Prizes

  • 4th Place Prize ($2,500)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Hera Hub, co-working membership for six months ($12,000)
  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Lynda T. Correa Peralta (GWSB '17)

 

Special Categories Cash Prize Winners:

 

Team Summary/Prizes Team Members
KnoNapKnoNap

KnoNap is a one-of-a-kind discreet napkin with detector cells that test for Date Rape drug presence in various beverages.

Cash Prizes

  • Audience Choice Prize ($5,000)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • iStrategyLabs, Consultation ($3,000)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Colten Eberhard (CCAS '17)
  • Danya Sherman (ESIA '19)
  • Connor Varley (SEAS '18)

Bernik

Bernik

A Heads-Up-Display for motorcycles that projects critical information in the rider's forward vision including rear view visibility and blindspots.

Cash Prizes

  • Kulkarni Prize for Best Technology Venture ($7,500)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Nikolaos Beratlis (SEAS '01)
  • Natalia Clementi (SEAS '19)

Clean Condense

Clean Condense

We provide gardeners and growers with clean water to run their operations, in both an affordable and environmentally friendly way.

Cash Prizes

  • Sustainable Infrastructure Prize ($5,000)
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • GW CPS/VSTC, Coworking Space ($8,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Charles Bayard Carlson (GWSB '18)
  • Spencer Legred (CCAS '17)
  • David Meehan (GWSB '17)
  • Dennis Marquis
Trident Innovation

By implementing an innovative portable water desalinator Trident Innovations aims to alleviate human health impacts from unclean drinking water.

Cash Prizes

  • Opportune Clean Energy Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Eastern Foundary, 6 month membership ($3,000)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Adrian Britt, CCAS '17
  • Thomas Garvis, SEAS '17
  • David Sullivan, CCAS '17
Corkboard

Corkboard is an online marketing system designed for local businesses to spread the word about unique events across multiple channels.

Cash Prizes

  • Best Veterans Venture ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Marie Rudolph, Military Bowl Tickets ($500)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Luke Bogacz, GWSB 2019
  • Trevor Ewen

In-Kind Prize Winners

Team Summary/Prizes Team Members
BlackBook The BlackBook-app connects nightlife consumers and venues interactively: securing payments, filling excess capacity and optimising sales. Innovating a fragmented industry.
  • Advantage Business Centers ($13,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • William Goulding, ESIA 2017
dis-Ability dis-ABILITY is developing adaptive fitness technology to make gym equipment universally accessible and safe for disabled individuals with physical impairments.
  • TechShop Membership
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Alex Perrin, GWSB 2017
  • Greg Wagner
drwr drwr is an antiques and collectibles e-commerce platform. It improves buyer/seller experience through an user-generated taxonomy system.
  • MakeOffices Membership
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • James Carbone, GWSB 2019
  • Rowland Zhang, ESIA 2016
FourthWaveStudios Fourth Wave Studios builds Augmented Reality apps which make education material more visual and interactive than ever before.
  • Refraction, Community Membership
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Joseph Schiarizzi, SEAS 2018
The Forgotten Fruit We create delicious snacks using misshaped produce discarded by our agricultural system, to increase revenue for farmers and decrease waste.
  • Aveya Creative
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Larry Gibbons, GWSB 2016
  • Stephanie Westhelle, GWSB 2017
GiveButter Givebutter is a social crowdfunding platform for student organizations and nonprofits with a mission of inspiring people to give back.
  • WeWork Membership
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Liran Cohen, SEAS 2018
  • Max Friedman, GWSB 2017
  • Ari Krasner, ESIA 2018
Journeyture Journeyture brings sustainable solutions to a dull industry through innovative, modular designs. Come be A Part of our journey!
  • TechShop Membership
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Christopher Fitch, GWSB 2017
  • Laurel Ganem, CCAS 2018
  • Rolando Murgas, CCAS 2018
Opal: Medical Equipment Opal is a comprehensive equipment management system that delivers the power and efficiency of condition-based maintenance to the healthcare sector.
  • TechShop Membership
  • Finalist Cash Prize ($5,000)
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Connor Roberts, SEAS 2017
SignOut SignOut is a software application that hosts surgical protocols of care and helps institutions improve patient outcomes and cut costs.
  • GenB, Development and Execution Plan Support
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Radoslav Georgiev
  • Uchechi Iweala, SMHS 2019
  • Hieu Nguyen, SMHS 2017
  • Michelle Patterson
V-Fashion V-Fashion provides opportunities to parents in Vietnam areas to produce knitted products to have income to send children to school.
  • SEED Spot, Evening Program
  • General Assembly, Tuition Credit ($3,950)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)
  • Minh Tran, GWSB 2017