2018 NVC Winners

Congratulations to all of the Winners of the 2018 GW New Venture Competition!

It is our great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2018 GW New Venture Competition. The list of all the winning teams of the Competition are listed below.


2018 NVC Winners


Team Team Members Summary / Prizes
1st Place
Time Table

Jonas Majauskas (GWSB '18)

Giuliano Senese

Jason Kornreich (GWSB '18)

Time Table is redefining the dining experience by integrating automation, increasing calculation accuracy, and streamlining the wait-list process.
 

Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize ($25,000)
  • Best Undergraduate Venture ($10,000)
  • Best Technology-Based Venture ($7,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
  • The Alley (co-working space)
  • 99designs (graphic design services)
2nd Place
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.

Cash Prizes

  • 2nd Place Prize ($15,000)
  • Best Women's Venture ($10,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Blank Rome (legal services)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
  • 99designs (graphic design services)
3rd Place
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.

Cash Prizes

  • 3rd Place Prize ($10,000)
  • Best International and Social Entrepreneurship Venture ($7,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Aveya Creative (marketing services)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
  • 99designs (graphic design services)
4th Place
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.

Cash Prizes

  • 4th Place Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Blank Rome (legal services)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Runner-up
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.

Cash Prizes

  • Runner-up Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • GenB (product development services)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Runner-up
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.

Cash Prizes

  • Runner-up Prize ($5,000)
  • Audience Choice Award ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
  • Social Driver (half-day pop-up innovation lab)
Runner-up
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.

Cash Prizes

  • Runner-up Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Aveya Creative (marketing services)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Runner-up
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.

Cash Prizes

  • Runner-up Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • AdvantEdge (co-working space)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Runner-up
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.

Cash Prizes

  • Runner-up Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • 1776 (co-working space)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)

 


2018 Special Category Cash Prize Winners


Team Team Members Summary / Prize
C.W.O.S.S.

Rohan Patil (CCAS '19)

Krishan Shah (GWSB '20)

Ibet Ramirez (CCAS '19)

Arthur Cronin (CCAS '18)

Our device will mitigate the hospital's financial burden and provide healthcare personnel with a proactive solution to this systemic problem.

Cash Prizes

  • Best Medical Device Venture ($7,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • MakeOffices (co-working space)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)

 

Eat Exercise Enhance

Alex Berets (GWSB '19)

Schuyler King (CCAS '19)

Ryan Sprague (SPH '18)

EEE will be the most straightforward fitness app on the market targeted towards young to middle-aged males.

Cash Prizes

  • Veteran's Prize ($5,000)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)

2018 In-Kind Prize Winners


Team Team Members Summary / Prize
Snap Collar

Michael Sullivan (GWSB '18)

Jack Collins (GWSB '17)

Snap Collar is a product designed to be applied to casual and polo shirt collars to improve the shirt's appearance.

Cash Prizes

  • Semifinal Honorable Mention Prize ($2,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Refraction (co-working space)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)

 

UGET

Myojeong Kim (GWSB '20)

Amy Jung (CCAS '20)

We provide flexible, customized homecare service app to connect social workers to beneficiaries immediately.

Cash Prizes

  • Semifinal Honorable Mention Prize ($2,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Spark Enterprises

Ahmad Aljaberi (CCAS '20)

Nam Tran (SEAS '19)

Nathan Carney (GWSB '21)

Applying augmented reality to trading card games will entice people who've never played TRGs before to join the market.

Cash Prizes 

  • Semifinal Honorable Mention Prize ($2,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
M-Size Me

Yolandra Hancock (SPH Faculty)

Kritica Joshi (SPH '19)

M-Size Me is the only pediatrician developed mHealth technology that addresses childhood obesity amongst African-American adolescent females.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hera Hub (co-working space)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Deep Space Solutions

Mounir Alafrangy (SEAS '18)

Jessica Montgomery (GWSB '20)

Raj Rao (SMHS Faculty)

With the common problem being osteoporosis, we are building a more effective exercise machine for astronauts and older adults.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Eastern Foundry (co-working space)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
GreenMake Inc.

Cheng Yan (GWSB '19)

Yifeng Yu (GWSB '18)

GreenMake is a high-end and personalized food delivery service that allows healthy food seekers to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Last Call

Erin McGeoy (GWSB '18)

Chloe King (ESIA '19)

Last Call is a platform connecting restaurants and foodies. Restaurants push out surplus dishes near closing for a discounted price.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
NomTruck

Javier Pereira (GWSB '18)

Andrea Starkman (CCAS '18)

Platform connecting food trucks and customers via online ordering, and offering food trucks a centralized dashboard to run their business.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Spekt Virtual Reality

Kaitlin Santiago (CCAS '20)

Lauren Huber

Spekt is a VR software product simulating physical environments and SEL interactions to train SME and startup workforces.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
TransferCharge

Seamus Moran (CCAS '21)

Dylan Lucko (GWSB '21)

Alex LeFavi (ESIA '21)

TransferCharge technologies provides users with the capability to transfer battery charge between phones, eliminating the inconvenience of wired chargers.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Waist Grippers

Raffi Garnighian (GW Law '18)

Adrienne Greenberg

Waist Grippers are removable silicone gripping strips that keep shirts tucked in by attaching to the user's belt line.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Dahir Solutions

Dimitrije Mitic

Michael Ready (CCAS '19)

Sofian Obaid (SEAS '18)

Konstantin Mitic (SEAS '18)

We are providing a comfortable, non-limiting back brace that alleviates lower back pain, allowing users to live their daily lives.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Funder Hero Liana Sherman (ESIA '18)

Funder Hero's an app that enables users to use their phones while simultaneously raising money for non-profits, startups and projects!

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Global Organization for Applied Political Leadership

Jonathan McGee, MPS (CPS '15)

Laura Brendle (ESIA '18)

G.O.A.L. is a training incubator for diverse political talent, developing a pipeline of future political leaders taht reflects society.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Inclusive Innovation Incubator (co-working space)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
MeeSee

Brittany Wheeler (SEAS '20)

Jasmine LeFlore

MeeSee is a detachable sensor that provides added awareness to users by detecting motion and facial recognition.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • SEED SPOT (launch camp)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Motivate-Now Kirthi Narayanan (SEAS '19)

Motivate-Now is an online hub that creates a supportive environment for people to make a positive impact on their lives.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
MovementQ

Lauren Rosenbaum (SPH '18)

Liz Thompson (CCAS '11)

Diana Cheng

Gregory Joseph

MovementQ is a first-of-its-kind cafe/bar, performance venue and event space focused on building inclusive LGBTQ community.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Spaces NoMA (co-working space)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Power to the People

Felipe Bohorquez (GWSB '18)

Aditi Seth (ESIA '18)

George Raskovic (ESIA '18)

Sasan Dehghan

Power to the People is a social enterprise that creates a more resilient and energy efficient city while also providing underserved communities with skills and employment opportunities.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Rise to Peace Ahmad Mohibi (ESIA '18)

The Interview Project seeks to prevent future radicalization by educating youth and families in vulnerable communities.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • General Assembly (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
WESPA (World Esport Players Association

Kris Miller (GWSB '19)

Jubin Arora (GWSB '19)

Maria Elisa Gomes de Almeida (GWSB '18)

Ellen Zavian (GWSB Staff)

WESPA is a trade association 501(c)(6) that will represent professional gamers in teh burgeoning Esports industry.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • iStrategy Labs (custom lab consultation)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Anzen: Safety GPS

Md Shahnoor Amin 

Md Shahrooz Amin (SEAS '18)

Anzen is a mobile system that continuously monitors the safety of a user's surroundings.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
EZVein

Shubham Gupta (SEAS '20)

Joseph Spinelli

EZVein is a device that allows users to easily see veins while having both hands available for accurate vein puncture.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Harvey

Stephanie Moinian (GWSB '19)

Jonathan Moinian (GWSB '13)

A proactive information management software that connects business owners, operators, and vendors to save time and money.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
NormaChain

Chunchi Liu (SEAS '21)

Vishesh Javangula (CCAS '19)

By blending searchable encryption with blockchain, NormaChain combats financial fraud by efficiently scanning and sorting through unforgeable encrypted transaction histories.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
Patient Insight, Inc.

Jesse Pines (SMHS '18)

Sarah Sims

Electronic health data is everywhere, but difficult to use. We design data for doctors for safer, better-informed, and cost-effective care.

In-Kind Prizes

  • AWS Educate (educational course credits)
  • Hatch Apps (3-month app trials)
  • Cove (1-month membership plan)
  • CPS / VSTC (co-working space)