Entrepreneurship

Writing New Chapters: $3M Grant Will Expand Story-Driven Learning in College of Engineering

A close up view of a typewriter ribbon with with the words "Stories Matter" typed on a piece of white paper

Storytelling is how we share ideas and culture. It’s how we build relationships. Telling stories also helps us learn and integrate that new information into our existing knowledge, which is partly why helping students tell their stories has become an important part of the curriculum in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Now the idea is reaching other disciplines in the College of Engineering at Tech with the support of a $3.1 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Four Finalists to Compete in Entrepreneurial Impact Competition

Following an open call for entries from students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, four finalists were selected for the final round of the first annual Entrepreneurial Impact Competition on Friday, March 19th at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Georgia Tech Team Wins Grand Challenge Award in ASCE Innovation Contest

A team from Georgia Tech has won the Grand Challenge Award from the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Innovation Contest with a concept that could change the way engineers detect microplastics in water.

The award is the latest accomplishment for the recent Tech graduates, who began working on their innovative device called River Recon as a senior design project and are now in the process of filing a patent for their prototype.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Grad students’ startup Filio makes it easy to capture and catalog worksite photos

A laptop computer and iPhone show the Filio web app and mobile app, respectively. (Photo: Amelia Neumeister)

It’s a problem many of us can relate to: you take a bunch of photos at an event or on a vacation and then never get around to organizing them. They just sit in your phone’s gallery, or maybe in a folder on your computer. But all the details are often lost to history.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Reddy’s new book says what we know about startups is wrong

K.P. Reddy, BCE 1994, published his first book Feb. 5. "What You Know About Startups Is Wrong" aims to set the record straight on entrepreneurship and startup culture. (Photo Courtesy: The Combine)

Drawing from his 25 years as a self-professed serial entrepreneur — and some hard-earned lessons — K.P. Reddy has set out to correct some of the mythology around startups in a new book out Feb. 5.

Monday, February 5, 2018

TruePani goes with the flow and adjusts approach in quest to make drinking water safe

Going with the Flow: On their entrepreneurial quest to make drinking water safe for all, two new Tech alumnae stand as testimony to the gumption and perseverance necessary to sustain a startup.

From conversations revolving around parts per billion and EPA standards, to meetings about investment funds, to deliberations on branding and marketing strategy, recently graduated Yellow Jackets Shannon Evanchec and Samantha Becker agree that there’s no such thing as a typical workday when you’ve founded a startup.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bir wins Ferst Award for leadership, entrepreneurship

Junior Arjun Bir’s work to improve lives in his native India and in the developing world has earned him the 2017 Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award from Georgia Tech.

Junior Arjun Bir’s work to improve lives in his native India and in the developing world has earned him the 2017 Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award from Georgia Tech.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One year later, InVenture team has turned idea into startup

Team TruePani reacts after they're announced as the People's Choice Award winners at the 2016 InVenture Prize finals. The team designed an antimicrobial cup and water storage device that makes drinking water safer. Shannon Evanchec and Samantha Becker have been working full-time for the last year to turn their winning invention into a viable business. (Photo: Fitrah Hamid)

A year ago, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering seniors Samantha Becker and Shannon Evanchec were convinced they could change lives in rural villages around the globe. They were about to sell InVenture Prize judges on their antimicrobial cup and lotus flower, which uses copper to kill germs in household water in places like India where contamination with E. coli and other microbes is a significant problem. Now Becker and Evanchec have graduated, and they’re working full-time to turn their creation into a business they call TruePani.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Alumnus KP Reddy tapped to help engineering firm commercialize 5 in-house startups

K.P. Reddy, co-founder of The Combine and a 1994 civil engineering graduate. (Photo: The Combine)

Georgia Tech alumnus K.P. Reddy will help engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti spin off five new companies from its in-house startup accelerator in 2017. The firm announced a partnership Dec. 16 with The Combine, which Reddy co-founded to bridge the gap between startup and stand-alone company.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Failing infrastructure: We can’t fix it all, so Chloe Johansen’s research will help us prioritize

Ph.D. student Chloe Johansen meets with her TI:GER program group in October 2016 to talk about their project. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)

Chloe Johansen, a School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student, is working on an idea with Assistant Professor Iris Tien they think will make a difference in improving America's crumbling infrastructure. It's work with so much potential that Johansen is working with other Georgia Tech and Emory University graduate students to commercialize her research.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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