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Practical Applications of Blockchain: Event Overview

May 30, 2017

Practical Applications of Blockchain: Event Overview

Renovation for Innovation

April 28, 2017

Plans to Improve Water Security, Diabetes Tracking Are among New Venture Competition Quarter Finalists

February 10, 2017

Plans to Improve Water Security, Diabetes Tracking Are among New Venture Competition Quarter Finalists

Innovation – Something Both Parties Can Agree On

January 19, 2017

Innovation – Something Both Parties Can Agree On

Start-up costs for MBA graduates pay off

January 18, 2017

Start-up costs for MBA graduates pay off

DC Data Startup Scores Deal to 'Significantly Expand Presence on Capitol Hill'

January 09, 2017

DC Data Startup Scores Deal to 'Significantly Expand Presence on Capitol Hill'

This Immigrant Entrepreneur's Startup Connects Companies And Causes With Lawmakers

January 06, 2017

This Immigrant Entrepreneur's Startup Connects Companies And Causes With Lawmakers

GW Student Wants to Make Starting a Business Easier for People with Disabilities

December 23, 2016

GW Student Wants to Make Starting a Business Easier for People with Disabilities

GW in Top 50 Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

December 06, 2016

GW in Top 50 Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

GW plans to open space for students to collaborate innovation incubator

December 05, 2016

The Tompkins Hall basement will become an "innovation incubator," which officials said they hope will be ready to open next semester. Students took a tour of and made suggestions for the space last week.

This Immigrant Entrepreneur's Startup Connects Companies And Causes With Lawmakers

November 21, 2016

This Immigrant Entrepreneur's Startup Connects Companies And Causes With Lawmakers

While you're doing homework, these students are building businesses.

November 20, 2016

While you're doing homework, these students are building businesses.

D.C. I-Corps Awarded Five Years of Funding

November 09, 2016

The Washington, D.C., innovation and entrepreneurship hub includes GW and three other universities.

Too few inventors are getting their devices to market. Here's what George Washington University is doing about it.

September 27, 2016

Too few inventors are getting their devices to market. Here's what George Washington University is doing about it.

Social Driver - 2016 Washington Family Business Award Honoree

August 03, 2016

www.smartceo.com
Co-founders Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop built Social Driver on three core beliefs: The future is bright, progress is a social driver, and drivers make history. “We are optimists who believe that when smart, passionate people work toward a goal, anything is possible,” Sanchez says. “We choose not to be passengers, sitting on the sidelines wondering, ‘What will they come up with next?’ Instead, we are drivers, making that future we are so excited to be a part of.”

Meet The MBA Grad Leading America’s LGBT Business Community

August 03, 2016

www.businessbecause.com
Anthony Shop co-founded his digital agency with his husband during his MBA at the George Washington University School of Business.

When Students Start a Business in University

August 02, 2016

BBC.com
Kathy Korman Frey, Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Founder of Hot Mamas Project, is quoted.

Aperiomics is Awarded "Health & Life Sciences Innovator of the Year" by Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

July 08, 2016

2016 Greater Washington Innovation Awards
Aperiomics was selected from among five finalists as the Health & Life Sciences Innovator of the Year by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in their 2PndP Annual Greater Washington Innovation Awards. According to Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO, Jim Corcoran, these award winners “represent the most forward thinking companies in our region. They are shaping the future of business as we know it.”

Using Your City Resources for Success

June 10, 2016

Universal Student Fund Podcast In season 1 episode 6 Lex McCusker, Director of the GWU New Venture Competition discusses how he got started in entrepreneurship, the purpose and value of business competitions, and the importance of networking in order to get your business off the ground. Find more information about the GWU New Venture Competition here: newventure.gwu.edu/winners-archive. Also, feel free to e-mail Lex McCusker at lexmccusker@gwu.edu for further questions.

Best friends find work together farming - in a storage container

June 10, 2016

Philly.com
Sure, Parth Chauhan likes providing unblemished, just-picked lettuce, kale, cilantro, and other herbs and vegetables to his South Jersey community. And although the 25-year-old is sold on the concept - "This is a way for us to be on the cutting edge of technology," he said - starting HomeGrown Farms was just as much about satisfying his desire to work with his lifelong best friends, Raghav Garg and Zeel Patel.

The 13 Hottest Cities for Entrepreneurship

June 06, 2016

Inc.com
The latest entrepreneurship study has some good news for the U.S. economy: startup growth is healthier than it's been in years.

Meet 3 Young Entrepreneurs Who Put Wall Street to Shame

May 28, 2016

The Root

Three self-starting teens have found ways to make their dreams come true and achieve CEO status before they’ve even set foot in a college classroom.

‘Angels’ Send NVC Finalists to Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

May 18, 2016

GW Impact

Thanks to the generosity of a local entrepreneur and two GW alumni, the 2016 finalists in the GW New Venture Competition (NVC) were invited to attend the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur XVIII Forum, one of the region’s largest networking events for entrepreneurs.

The Next New Venture: A Fresh Way to Farm

April 20, 2016

GW Today

Entrepreneurship competition top winners receive more than $60,000 for environmentally friendly local produce.

Alumni Net Surprising Returns as NVC Volunteers

April 05, 2016

GW Alumni News

The GW New Venture Competition (NVC) creates a platform for GW students to develop, test, and launch startup ventures.

GW’s New Venture Competition: The High Impact of Sponsorship

April 05, 2016

GW Impact

Founded in 2008, the GW New Venture Competition (NVC) stimulates social and commercial enterprise by challenging students at the George Washington University to harness an idea, formulate a plan, and make a pitch.

Jim Chung to Speak at GWtalks Event in Indonesia

March 21, 2016

GW Today
Associate vice president for innovation and entrepreneurship will discuss startups at alumni event.

Three GW roommates are selling ads to give money away — maybe to you

February 09, 2016

Wahington Post
The trio of roommates crafted an online sweepstakes — now with more than 98,000 entrants — with the goal of raising at least $5,000 in advertising revenue.

GW students’ new, one-of-a-kind website has gone viral

February 09, 2016

The Rival
It’s called We Give Two, and it’s a revolutionary idea, started by three friends, Max Friedman, Liran Cohen, and Ari Krasner. The idea is pretty simple: basically, companies pay for advertising space on the website, wegivetwo.com, and can either have their ad run for 24 hours, 72 hours, 1 week, or the whole month of February.

How NOT to Start a Startup - Five Mistakes We Made Launching We Give Two

January 17, 2016

LinkedIn
Three weeks ago, my college roommates Liran Cohen, Ari Krasner and I came up with this crazy idea where we would sell ads (a la Million Dollar Homepage) and give the money back to people in the form of a cash giveaway.

Seven Networking Apps That Are Changing How You Network

September 19, 2015

Inc.
GW Student, Max Friedman, Junior and CEO/founder of Happening, is receiving great media coverage! He is listed first among a list of seven new, social networking apps that are changing how we network. Happening was a semi-finalist in this past cycle of the GW New Venture Competition!

These 5 DC-Area Data Analytics Companies Are Killing It

August 25, 2015

DCInno
Founded in 2012, TrackMaven (#1) is led by George Washington University alum Allen Gannett. The company has raised more than $21 million from a cohort of returning investors that include local powerhouse New Enterprise Associates and Silicon Valley Bank.

FOX News: L'Oreal Paris honors 'Women of Worth' who make a difference

December 03, 2015

L'Oreal Paris honors 'Women of Worth' who make a difference

The revolutionary technology helping to fight food waste (MEANS Database)

December 03, 2015

Washington Post on MEANS Database - The revolutionary technology helping to fight food waste

Math Matters (But Actually): We Can Solve Hunger With Numbers

December 03, 2015

Math Matters (But Actually): We Can Solve Hunger With Numbers

From Cross-Disciplinary Study to the Slums of India, Students’ Business Plan is Changing Lives

November 24, 2015

Senior Maz Obuz and Elliot School graduate Evan Young, BA ’15, turned their business plan model into a nonprofit dedicated to solving the world’s sanitation crisis.

Does Your Business Idea Suck? Best Ask the Experts

September 25, 2015

The Rival, LLC
Article highlighting the GWERT Mentor Match-up which pairs industry experts with entrepreneurial students.

Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40: Anthony Shop, Social Driver (1st Place Winner, 2011 GW Business Plan Competition)

April 20, 2015

Anthony Shop (GW MBA), Partner at Social Driver, listed as one of Washington Business Journals 40 honorees for the region's top young professionals. Social Driver was the 1st place winner of the 2011 GW Business Plan Competition!

GW Business Plan Competition Winner Has the ‘MEANS’ to End Food Waste

April 15, 2015

GWToday
“Beyond the prizes, this has just been such a valuable experience...But the most valuable thing we learned was how to pitch. There was a workshop session with venture capitalists, and it helped us understand exactly how to pitch our mission.” -- Grant Nelson, MEANS Database

Startup Expo Brings Together New Businesses, Career-Minded Students

March 25, 2015

GW Today
More than 200 students attended 4th annual George Washington University Startup Career Expo.

What Could a Startup Do with $35,000 in 365 Days?

March 16, 2015

GW Today highlights the 2014 GW Business Plan Competition's 1st place winner, Sensamir, and their year of growth.

#GWSEH Researcher Spotlight: Engineering at the Speed of Light

March 09, 2015

GW Today
GW Professor Volker Sorger's opto-electronic technologies are helping to create a smarter planet. Professor Sorger is a chief technology officer at BitGrid, a startup company led by two GW seniors, who won three prizes in the 2013 GW Business Plan Competition, and was a finalist in the southeast Cleantech Open.

Top 7 Unrestricted Cash Awards in Business Plan Competitions

February 24, 2015

We are in the top five for collegiate business plan competitions when ranked by the amount of unrestricted cash awarded!