New Venture Competition

A New Venture



New Venture Competition

The George Washington University’s New Venture Competition (NVC) is one of the largest collegiate innovation competitions of its kind, attracting hundreds of GW students as they bring their big ideas to life and distributing more than $500,000 in prize money annually. But as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down campus and threatened to cancel the 2020 Competition outright, could NVC’s organizers apply their own principles of innovation to save the day?


Featured Teams 

Rice Wrap Team


Rice Wrap

This biodegradable food packaging is designed to not only keep food fresh and secure, but also work to eliminate environmentally harmful single-use plastics.

REALM team


Project REALM

This initiative works to collect sterile surplus medical supplies from larger hospitals and redistribute them to local free clinics.






"You can’t compare it to being on the stage, actually giving it live. That’s a different experience. But I still had the rush. I still had the glee that we were going to the finals and actually presenting to the judges."

Rushi Challa
SMHS MD ’23 of Project REALM