Join Georgia Tech on March 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m., to watch undergraduate students pitch their innovative creations to a panel of judges.

Photo of InVenture Prize first place trophy.

Get ready for the culmination of months of ingenuity and hard work as Georgia Tech presents the InVenture Prize 2024 on March 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m. This faculty-led innovation competition is a platform for undergraduate students and recent BS graduates to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Since its inception in 2009, this groundbreaking event has been a cornerstone of innovation, providing students over $500,000 in awards to support their revolutionary ideas. This year, approximately 150 students participated in the competition leading up to the final, showcasing the power of creativity and problem-solving that defines Georgia Tech's spirit. 

After six months of dedicated development and refinement, six outstanding teams have emerged from two rounds of eliminations. These finalists are gearing up for the fast-paced finale where they will pitch their innovative creations one last time to a panel of judges. The stakes are high as the finale determines not only the recipients of a combined $35,000 of prize money but also offers invaluable support with patent filing and a coveted spot in a startup accelerator through Georgia Tech’s CREATE-X program. 

Impactful Milestones and Contributions 

Pedal Creator presenting at 2018 InVenture Prize.
Finalist team, Memeois, presenting at the InVenture Prize 2018. 

The InVenture Prize stands as a testament to Georgia Tech's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation among its students. With over half a million dollars awarded to date, the competition has propelled numerous student entrepreneurs toward transforming their ideas into tangible solutions with real-world impact. 

This annual event serves as a launchpad for students to refine their inventions, gain valuable entrepreneurial skills, and connect with industry leaders. The InVenture Prize is not just a competition — it's a transformative experience that empowers students to pursue their passion for innovation and create a positive change in the world. 

Meet the Finalists: Pioneers of Tomorrow's Solutions 

This year, six remarkable teams have risen to the top and earned the coveted title of InVenture Prize 2024 finalists. Let's take a closer look at each team and their groundbreaking inventions. 

  • Makr Papr - Revolutionizing Name Tags 
    • Makr Papr introduces an innovative paper that capitalizes on the money spent on name tags. Their revolutionary creation aims to transform the name tag industry, offering a unique solution that combines creativity and practicality. 
  • Candor - Democratizing Local Governance 
    • Candor presents an intelligent Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) platform designed for local governments. This innovative solution streamlines constituent complaint reporting, management, and resolution to enhance efficiency, communication, and trust. 
  • Breezy - Streamlining Patient Assessments 
    • Breezy introduces automation to patient assessments, streamlining patient flow in medical practices. Their innovative solution aims to alleviate the nursing shortage and eliminate patient wait times, enhancing overall healthcare efficiency. 
  • Greek Connect - Simplifying Point Management for Greek Organizations 
    • Greek Connect streamlines point management for Greek organizations, offering a solution that enhances efficiency and organization within these communities. 
  • Nalopack - Empowering Communities for Health and Safety 
    • Nalopack, a crossbody bag, equips people to take community protection into their own hands by providing rapid access to the lifesaving drug naloxone. This design challenges stigma and promotes harm reduction. 
  • Lilypad Health - Advancing At-Home Gynecological Testing 
    • Lilypad Health is developing an at-home, noninvasive menstrual blood screening tool to test for gynecological diseases, enhancing accessibility to crucial healthcare screening. 

These six teams represent the pinnacle of innovation at Georgia Tech, and each invention has the potential to make a lasting impact on society. Read more about the teams, their members, and ideas here.  

How to Experience the InVenture Prize 2024 

InVenture Prize 2024 promises an evening filled with excitement, innovation, and the thrill of witnessing the birth of groundbreaking ideas. There are three ways to be a part of this transformative event: 

SpoilerALERT accepting their trophy at InVenture Prize 2023.
SpoilerALERT accepting their trophy at InVenture Prize 2023.

In-Person Attendance at Ferst Theater: 
Join us in person at the Ferst Theater on the Georgia Tech campus for a firsthand experience of the competition. This is a free event, and you can request your tickets here

Live Broadcast on GPB: 
For in-state viewers, tune in to Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) from 7:30 – 9 p.m. on March 13, to catch the live broadcast of the InVenture Prize. Witness the excitement as the finalists pitch their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges. 

Online Streaming: 
Can't make it to the theater or don't live in Georgia? No worries! We'll be streaming the entire event online. Tune in using this streaming link to immerse yourself in the innovative spirit of the InVenture Prize from wherever you are. 

InVenture Prize 2024 is a celebration of the boundless creativity and determination of Georgia Tech's students. Join us on March 13 as we witness the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, ready to make their mark on the world.