After two rounds of preliminary competition, the teams aiming to bring home the 2023 Georgia Tech InVenture Prize title have been chosen. The finalists will compete in a rapid-fire televised pitch competition on Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. The competition will be aired live on Georgia Public Broadcasting and online at inventureprize.gatech.edu. Until then, these teams will work to perfect their pitches and finalize their prototypes and plans, with $35,000 in prizes and patent filings, legal assistance, and startup funding up for grabs.
Gigsurf helps small-to-mid sized companies fulfill their need for on-demand staffing by connecting them with Georgia Tech’s top talent for contract work.
The Novela Light is an interactive shadow puppet lamp that allows children to tell stories using puppets and scenes, promoting imaginative play and fostering the development of their communication skills through creative expression.
Ouro is a desktop injection molding machine that utilizes rapid, inexpensive tooling to create accessible and flexible mid scale plastic manufacturing.
Raccoon Eyes is a trash can extension that pairs student feedback with food waste quantity to improve dining operations, reduce food waste, and increase sustainability.
SellRaze is an online platform that makes it easy for sellers to manage their e-commerce stores across multiple marketplaces by providing tools for listings/inventory management, order fulfillment, and sales analysis.
SpoilerALERT! is an antibody test for insulin degradation that allows diabetics to evaluate their insulin supply.
The winner of the 2023 InVenture Prize will receive $20,000. The second-place team will take home $10,000. The top two teams will also receive free U.S. patent filings by Georgia Tech’s Office of Technology Licensing. A $5,000 People’s Choice Award will go to the fans’ favorite invention. Details on the public vote will be released prior to the March 15 broadcast.