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.

Finalists

Invention Inventors
EEG Brainwave Analysis Headset Ganesh Mulayil Nair, Neil Shah, Thomas Lindemann, Brandon Michael Fox, Rohan Trivedi
FandomU Christopher Stuckey
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.

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