Past Winners

Urgent Wellness Wins 1st Place Prize in 2017 NVC!
Urgent Wellness Wins 1st Place Prize in 2017 NVC!

Urgent Wellness, Berg Bites, Agaport, and The Pocket Pallete are Top 4 2017 NVC Finalists!

Check out the full list of winners and prizes here.


Get Involved

The competition is organized by the GW Office of Entrepreneurship and GWupstart Social Innovation Lab, in addition to numerous volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, mentoring a team or getting involved in some other capacity, please contact us!

More than $300,000 in total prizes were awarded during the 9th annual GW New Venture Competition Finals on April 20, 2017. The ten finalists were selected to present their business pitches to a panel of judges and a live audience.

The teams represent ventures that competed in the Commercial Entrepreneurship Track or the GWupstart Social Venture Track.

View the 2017 prizes and sponsors!

 

Meet the 2017 Winning Teams!

1st Place Winner - Urgent Wellness

Urgent Wellness

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

Team

  • John Barabino
  • Luigi Leblanc
  • Freya Spielberg (SPH '92)
  • Aubrey Villalobos (SPH '21)

Cash Prizes

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

 

2nd Place Winner - Berg Bites

Berg Bites

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

Team

  • Daniel Berg (GWSB '18)
  • Marguerite Bottorff

Cash Prizes

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

In-Kind Prizes

  • Audenti, 6-months of access & set-up ($24,000)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)

3rd Place Winner - Agaport

Agaport

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

Team

  • Joshua Pulman (GWSB '17)
  • Mimi Shojai (CCAS '17)
  • Tatiana Seikaly (CCAS '17)

Cash Prizes

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

In-Kind Prizes

  • General Assembly, Course and Front Row Access (~$6,000)
  • 99 Designs, graphic design services ($400)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)

 

4th Place Winner - The Pocket Palette

The Pocket Palette

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

Team

  • Lynda T. Correa Peralta (GWSB '17)

Cash Prizes

  • 4th Place Prize ($2,500)

In-Kind Prizes

  • Hera Hub, co-working membership for six months ($12,000)
  • Blank Rome, Legal Services ($5,000)
  • Cove, one free month planning ($315)
  • Vista Print, Premium Website Package ($225)