CPS Students Selected as 2021 NVC Semifinalists

March 8, 2021

NVC Semifinalists

Congratulations to two CPS students for their teams making it to the semifinalist round in the 2021 GW New Venture Competition (NVC).

These teams made it through the most competitive field to date with over 466 participants representing 193 teams. Over 100 judges from all over the world have whittled down the field to the top 36 teams.

  • Brookklin Brown (CPS MPS '22 in political management) and her non-GW affiliated business partner, Marylynn Jones, made the semifinals for their P.E.E.C.E Homes proposal in the Social Ventures track.  P.E.E.C.E. Homes is a real estate venture determined to supply affordable, energy-efficient homes for underserved communities in Baltimore City.
  • Robin Spicer (CPS MPS '21 in strategic public relations), and her non-GW affiliated business partner, Kirk A. Blouin, made the semifinals for their Beauty Spice proposal in the New Ventures track. Beauty Spice is a clean skincare brand created to address the needs of aging Black women 40-65. Brand launches 'hero category' in feminine treatment.

The 36 semifinalist teams, divided between the Technology, New, and Social tracks, will now be preparing to pitch their ventures in front of a judging panel. This year the teams are competing to win $500,000 in prizes, including $160,000 in cash.