Promoting Creativity & Idea Development

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Idea Development

Create-X: An initiative designed to build entrepreneurial confidence among students at Georgia Tech. Create X has 3 core programs under its mantra of Learn, Make, Launch. Startup Lab is the signature element of CREATE-X LEARN. In Startup Lab students learn about the process of customer discovery and how to understand market demand.Idea to Prototype is the signature element of CREATE-X MAKE. Through I2P, students are given guidance, academic credit, and funding to create functional prototypes of their ideas.Startup Summer is the signature element of CREATE-X LAUNCH. During Startup Summer teams go from a developed idea or prototype to a fully launched startup. $20,000 in funding is provided to the teams by an external investment fund.

GT 2803: This unique course is called “Your Idea, Your Invention.” Freshman and sophomore students will work in multidisciplinary teams to discover opportunities for invention and create their own novel solutions. The course will be team taught in an active, project-based learning format and emphasizes skills and abilities in design, creativity, and innovation. The course consists of faculty and guest lectures, skill-building exercises, and two project cycles.

Scheller College of Business Entrepreneurship Certificate: This 12-hour Scheller College of Business certificate program is available for all undergraduates, not only business administration majors, and consists of courses that sharpen entrepreneurial and business planning skills.

Idea Incubation

Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC): ATDC is a powerful Georgia Tech startup incubator focused on aiding Georgia innovators to develop their ideas into profitable companies.

Center for Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship: Founded by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Center for Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship (C.R.E.A.T.E.) operates under the goal of providing Georgia Tech students with the resources available on-campus that help cultivate entrepreneurial spirit and related skills.

Enterprise Innovation Institute: Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) works to assist students, startups, and more in broadening their impact beyond the classroom, utilizing expansive resources and connections to experts in various fields.

Enterprise to Empower: Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) is a prominent student-led organization at Georgia Tech that advocates the use of entrepreneurial skills and leadership in ways that can help ameliorate social issues in the world today.

FlashpointFlashpoint at Georgia Tech is a program that works with startup founders to help them analyze their business model and customer demand using the process of startup engineering, developed at Georgia Tech by Dr. Merrick Furst.

Georgia Tech StarterGeorgia Tech Starter is a crowd-source funding website that showcases interesting and exciting research projects by Georgia Tech students and faculty. This website provides the electronic platform for anyone to donate to and help fund the project of his/her choice.

GT Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship: Within the Scheller College of Business, the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) is a Georgia Tech institute dedicated to promoting “socially responsible entrepreneurship” with IMPACT Speaker Series lectures, workshops, and more.

GT VentureLab: Ranked #2 by UBI Index in a study of 150 university startup incubators from across the world, GT VentureLab uses cutting-edge research to launch Georgia Tech inventions into successful, profitable companies.

NSF Innovation Corps: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) is a program awarding competitive grants to research teams consisting of an entrepreneurial lead, principle investigator, and mentor.

Startup Exchange: Startup Exchange is focused on promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among students at Georgia Tech. Startup Exchange holds weekly meetings on the first floor of the GT Library Presentation Rehearsal Room on Fridays at 4:00pm.

Startup Semester: Run by Startup Exchange, Startup Semester is an intense student program that, over the course of 10 weeks, aims to provide student teams with the mentors and workshops necessary to learn the steps to successful business development.

Tech Entrepreneurs Society: Tech Entrepreneurs Society (TES) is a student organization with the mission of helping Georgia Tech students develop new companies and effectively create their own jobs.

3 Day Startup Georgia Tech: Also run by Startup Exchange, 3 Day Startup (3DS) Georgia Tech is a branch of the non-profit organization 3 Day Startup, Inc. in which student participants develop and refine their business models and prototypes over the course of a single weekend.