2018 NVC Finalists

9 of the most innovative student startup teams advance to the Final Round of the New Venture Competition

Congratulations! On to the Final Round!

It is our great pleasure to announce the 9 teams that advance to the final round of the 2018 GW New Venture Competition.  The competition in the semifinal final (3rd) round of in-person pitch presentations was particularly strong this year, the teams should be pleased to be advancing in the Competition. The list of all teams advancing to the final round of the Competition are listed below.

The time limit for a team's presentation is 12 minutes. These presentations may be accompanied by PowerPoint slides 9no other slide technology will be allowed in order to ensure compatibility with available projection resources). Judges will have 8 minutes for questions and answers. For more information, see here.


Finalists (9 teams)


Team Name Team Leader Venture Description
DiSTAT Isaac Lichtenstein (SMHS '20)
Spencer Lichtenstein
The Rapid Diagnostic Suite is an on-site, on-demand clinical testing solution, saving time and money for healthcare businesses and consumers.
Nostopharma Jelena Jeremic (GWSB '21)
Katya Vert
Nostopharma develops treatment to prevent pathologic bone growth - a painful complication after traumas and severe burns affecting 100,000 patients.
Time Table Jonas Majauskas (GWSB '18)
Gluliano Senese
Jason Kornreich (GWSB '18)
Time Table is redefining the dining experience by integrating automation, increasing calculation accuracy, and streamlining the wait-list process.
Bendt John Kuhl (GWSB '18)
Rem Houghton (SEAS '18)
Samuel Bamiboye
Bendt is distributive-risk mitigation platform that facilitates the trading of future earnings of professional athletes to produce tracking stocks.
The Wandering Raven Trishanya Raju (GSEHD '19)
Mayank Mathur
The Wandering Raven is an e-learning platform that teaches young students creative writing through informative and engaging animated videos.
Sassy Pants Elizabeth Terry (GWSB '19)
Erin Oliphant (CCAS '19)
Nancy Calderone
Tamara Wurst
Sassy Pants empowers women by co-creating innovative, customizable athletic apparel to transform traditional fitness
Sisterly Questions (SQ) Neha Jog (CCAS '20)
Sarah Stupp (CCAS '20)
Sisterly Questions is an online information and support system that acts as a virtual big sister and a curriculum provider.
SUMAK Andrea Armas (CPS '18) SUMAK is an Andean healthy beverage based on purple corn that contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, created for and by women.
George Washington University Credit Union Initiative Sahil Pankhaniya (GWSB '21)
Chris Trummer (SEAS '21)
Allen Wang (GWSB '21)
Our credit union strengthens the GW community by helping students bank cheaper, build credit and learn to manage their finances.