Student Groups

As a student at GW with interest in 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.

Contact GW Startups Club President, Matt Bernstein, for more information.

MED Entrepreneurs

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. 

GW MBA Entrepreneurs

The GW MBA Entrepreneurs is open to all graduate students in the GW School of Business.

Compass Fellows

The Compass Fellowship, 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.

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.

For updates and information on upcoming events, email with your contact information in order to be added to the listserv.