Original Air Date: March 17, 2010
GPB is partnering with Georgia Tech to bring you a reality competition show you're not soon to forget. Georgia Tech whiz kids have teamed up to compete for a cash purse and a US Patent.
Created and organized by faculty of Georgia Tech, the objective of The InVenture Prize is to create incentives, resources, and a structure for undergraduate student innovation and entrepreneurship in a fun, high-profile event.
Tune in to GPB TV on March 17 at 7:30 PM to see the 8 finalists demonstrate and defend their innovations in front of a panel of expert judges.
Former CNN anchor and NASA expert Miles O'Brien will co-host with student mentor and Georgia Tech grad Dr. Bahareh Azzizi.
|EEG Brainwave Analysis Headset||Ganesh Mulayil Nair, Neil Shah, Thomas Lindemann, Brandon Michael Fox, Rohan Trivedi|
|Multifunction Automobile Powered Pump||Steven Cazayoux, Costantine Polizos, Hugh Linton, Daniel Henyu Lin, Denise Elaine Hewes, Simon Clark|
|Drum Tuning Device||Sarah Vaden|
|The Express Press||Joyce Zou|
|The Flash Card Organizing System||Quinn Lai|
|The Koozie Cooler||Robert Gillan, Nicole Danielle Miller, Matthew Hickey, Lindsay Brandino, Matthew Edward Kinsel, Charles Henry Puch|
|Weighted Exercise Clothing||Patrick Whaley|
The InVenture Prize broadcast will include highlights from the preliminary round, from which eight finalists will emerge. The finalists will vie for the following:
First Place Prize: a cash prize of $15,000, a free US patent filing by Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing (valued at approximately $20,000) and business services to pursue commercialization, such as funding opportunities, office space, market vetting and mentorship by faculty and industry entrepreneurs.
Second Place Prize: a cash prize of $10,000 (sponsored by the ACC Intercollegiate Academic Collaborative), a free US patent filing by Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing (valued at approximately $20,000) and business services to pursue commercialization, such as funding opportunities, office space, market vetting and mentorship by faculty and industry entrepreneurs.
The People's Choice Award: a cash prize of $5,000. The live audience and broadcast viewers will have the opportunity to help select the winner of this award by voting on the internet or by text message.