GW students take first prize in business competition

Crowdvance wins first place. Photo via Texas Christian University.

Two GW students, Dylan Fox and Zach Herman, recently won first prize in the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition, hosted by Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business.

The annual competition focuses on for-profit enterprises that impact society in meaningful ways.

Fox and Herman won for their company, Crowdvance, an online fundraising tool aimed at helping small organizations. Crowdvance competed with 27 other startups from universities across the US and around the world.

In January, GW professor John Rollins and Jim Chung, director of the GW Office of Entrepreneurship, selected Crowdvance for the international competition.

Founded in 2011, Crowdvance has already helped several organizations improve their fundraising tactics, including GW’s Women Field Hockey team. Crowdvance helped the team raise $1,000 for their annual charity game for breast cancer in under four weeks.

Read more about the Crowdvance story in The Hatchet.

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