As a student at GW with interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, you can connect with like-minded undergraduate and graduate students in your respective school. The clubs available on campus include:
GW Startups Club
The GW Startups Club is open to all GW students, both on undergraduate and graduate levels. The purpose of the club is to develop business, service, and product ideas into actionable ventures by creating an open forum for discussion and networking. Members meet on a weekly basis to present startup ideas and provide constructive feedback and best practices sharing. Outside speakers are often invited to provide additional insights on select entrepreneurship topics.
Starting a business is appealing, but daunting. The LaunchPad provides structure and encouragement for students interested in engaging with entrepreneurship but struggling to take the first step. We'll be working in small motivated teams to brainstorm business ideas, conduct market research, build a business plan, develop a prototype, seek out mentors in the industry, work toward financial and non-material backing, and learn what it takes to establish a product or company from scratch. We meet weekly to brainstorm, form teams to build out ideas generated from the initial brainstorming sessions, and present our progress to professional mentors throughout the year. By early March, this process culminates in a presentation of a full working pitch modeled after the TV show Shart Tank.
GW Med School Entrepreneurship Club
The MED Entrepreneurs Club focuses its efforts and resources on establishing an entrepreneurial community in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All MED constituents interested in entrepreneurship - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - are welcomed to the club to brainstorm, discuss ideas, address business-related problems, and connect and network with other entrepreneurs in the medical field. Current and aspiring medical entrepreneurs also meet on a regular basis for discussions and talks with prominent physicians and lifesciences entrepreneurs.
Contact MED Entrepreneurship Club President, Harsha Koneru, for more information.
GW MBA Entrepreneurs
The GW MBA Entrepreneurs is open to all graduate students in the GW School of Business.
Contact GW MBA E-Club President, Anirudh Vashishth, for more information.
GW Women In STEM
STEM fields, consisting of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, contain ample job opportunities for college graduates. With the growing emphasis on women in the fields, we would like to provide networking and professional development opportunities for women studying and/or interested in career opportunities in STEM.
Social Impact 360
Social Impact 360, formerly known as Compass Fellows and supported by the Kenneth Cole Foundation, is a global family of young social innovators supported by peer and professional mentors. The Compass Fellowship is a one-year program that identifies the most passionate first-year undergraduates at schools around the country, inspires them to start a social venture, and empowers them to solve the world's greatest problems with socially-conscious business.
For more information, check out the Social Impact 360 Home Page.
GW Women In Business
Private Equity and Venture Capital Club
The Private Equity and Venture Capital Club provides opportunities for its membes to learn about the private equity industry; that includes but is not limited to, leveraged buyouts, venture capital, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. The club creates opportunites for students to network with professionals, enhance their career opportunities in the industry, and assist in the placement of members into the private equity and venture capital industry. Through on-campus activities, events, functions, and initiatives, the club seeks to provide membes with opporunities to learn about and gain experience in the field of private equity and venture capital, and to meet fellow students and alumni who share similar interests.
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GW Tech Collective
The GW Tech Collective is a group of students at the George Washington University interested in technology and innovation. We pursue our interests through a combination of workshops, trips, lectures, and social events. We are open to all ideas. If you want to work on a project or learn more about a subject, feel free to talk to us. We may not have all the answers but we will at least try to point you in the right direction. If you are excited about any topic loosely related to science, technology, or engineering we are probably excited about it too.
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TAMID at GW
The TAMID Group is a nonprofit organization that develops the professional skills of undergraduate students through hands-on interaction with the Israeli economy. TAMID integrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and business professionals with Israel through a comprehensive education curriculum, pro-bono consulting for Israeli startups, caputal market investment research, and a summer internship program in Israel. TAMID has no political or religious affiliations.
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GW Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi Beta Mu is a proud member chapter at the George Washington University. We are committed to serving and bringing professionalism to the community. Through leadership, action, and building of brotherhood, the members of AKPsi Beta Mu strive to adhere to the core values of the fraternity and The George Washington University.
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