Entrepreneurship

How civil grad's Pointivo went from idea to disruptive startup

Pointivo co-founder Habib Fathi, Ph.D. 2013.

When Habib Fathi was studying for his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Georgia Tech, he was at a professional crossroads, debating which path to take. One obvious path: go the route of academia to continue his research and teach. The other path — arguably more risky — meant venturing out as an entrepreneur and forming a company based on his years of work and study of 3-D computer modeling and building construction.

Friday, September 2, 2016

After 3 decades as an engineer, entrepreneurial alumna tries a new path

When the economy tanked in 2009, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumna Anna Shmukler decided to retire from engineering and start a new business. Now she’s reinvented herself.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PART 2: Building companies versus building stuff - entrepreneurship and leadership

“I’ve always said an engineer can do anything he likes. You know, what we are taught is to look at a situation, assess what the problem is, and find a solution. We have a structured mind, we have an analytical mind. And all businesses are the same thing.”

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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