Listed below are the 2011 InVenture Prize finalists. Click on a team name to learn more about the competitors and their inventions.
Relive all the exciting moments by watching the broadcast of the 2011 InVenture Prize finals to the right.
An automated, cutting edge e-commerce computer program that creates online advertisements.
"The InVenture Prize is a great opportunity to showcase the entrepreneurial inventions of students. Universities tend to focus on preparing students for jobs and careers, while those students who want to follow the more unconventional path of entrepreneurship are more or less left to fend for themselves. I believe that the InVenture Prize is a huge step in the right direction, encouraging students to think outside of the box and create something new."
An innovative instrument designed to improve cataract surgery.
"InVenture Prize will allow us to share our ideas with surgeons and provide the means needed for further testing of our device. We want to make cataract surgery safer and less expensive."
Magnetic Assisted Intubation Device (MAID) is a creative approach to facilitate the procedure of placing a breathing tube into the trachea.
"We want to provide a life saving tool to emergency medical professionals as well as ordinary people in remote location. Winning the InVenture Prize can help us make it happen."
A device that cleverly detects hard plastics in the body.
"We found a way to help treat and improve the lives of breast cancer survivors. The InVenture Prize is our chance to create something worth a lifetime to someone else and truly live the Georgia Tech motto of 'progress and service'."
A motorized, self-balancing skateboard that takes the activity to a new level featuring two wheels instead of four.
"The InVenture Prize is our opportunity to explore entrepreneurship. We can take our idea for the Velociryder, develop it and sell it. The competition is the kick that can move our ideas from a design on the computer to a product."
A new twist on a guitar capo that can create unique sounds.
"To me the InVenture Prize is a fantastic challenge, a great opportunity and a whole lot of fun. On the whole I think it is a testament to the uncommon ingenuity, passion and creativity of the type of people who make up Georgia Tech."
Capitalizing on sustainability, this apparatus is created by reusing discarded parts to devise a system that will provide much-needed power in third world countries.
"The InVenture Prize gives us an opportunity to increase awareness of the need for a simple, reliable source of power in the developing world and how our innovation reuses electronic waste to help solve this problem and improve the quality of life for many."