Click on the picture above or the link below to find out more about the 2020 InVenture Prize competition! Relive all the exciting moments by watching the recorded broadcast. Click on each team name to learn more about the competitors and their inventions.

Competing Teams

Aerodyme

Aerodyme
2nd Place
Joy Bullington
Industrial Engineering
Johns Creek, GA
Tyler Boone
Mechanical Engineering
Marietta, GA
Jayce Delker
Mechanical Engineering
Monroe, GA
Aerodyme Technologies aims to provide the most practical and efficient rear-mounted aerodynamic attachment for tractor trailers available on the market that eliminates driver interaction altogether.

Considering all that we have accomplished thus far with very little funding, the exposure, funds and networking opportunity that the Inventure Prize provides would give us everything we need to succesfully bring this product to market.

Canary

Canary
People's Choice
Stephen Ralph Jr
Computer Engineering
Sandy Springs, GA
Sims Pettway
Mechanical Engineering
Lookout Mountain, GA
Noah Waldron
Computer Science
Murfreesboro, TN
Canary provides students a platform to read and write reviews about their internship and co-op experiences and provides employers insight on how to improve their programs to more effectively convert talent to full-time.

Winning the InVenture Prize would provide us the funds and resources to grow our team to further develop the software platform in preparation for this next internship and co-op season, roll it out to more schools beyond Georgia Tech with a marketing campaign, and establish strategic partnerships with employers and universities.

Nasolution

Nasolution
Brandon Kleber
Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Jacob Banov
Biomedical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Dan Liubovich
Biomedical Engineering
Shrewsbury, MA
Adam Verga
Materials Science and Engineering
Newton, MA
A device for the safe self-administration of intranasal prescription medication at home, allowing remote regulation and monitoring by the user’s health care provider.

Winning InVenture Prize would give us the resources necessary to curb prescription drug abuse while opening new markets for much-needed treatments.

Queues

Queues
1st Place
Samuel Porta
Computer Science
Marietta, GA
Sohan Choudhury
Computer Science
Fairfield, CT
Jarod Schneider
Computer Science
Covington, GA
Michael Verges
Computer Science
Mandeville, LA
Akshay Patel
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Camilla, GA
Queues provides the best live wait times for your favorite dining locations.

Long lines suck. They cost you time and cost businesses money. Winning Inventure Prize will help us bring Queues to millions, making long lines a thing of the past.

Watchdog

Watchdog
Nicolette Sam
Electrical Engineering
Weston, FL
Mehnaz Ruksana
Computer Science
Suwanee, GA
Cole Otto
Mechanical Engineering
Dunwoody, GA
Hannah Blankenship
Electrical Engineering
Wheaton, IL
Ryan Fadell
Mechanical Engineering
Chicago, IL
Jason Diaz
Mechanical Engineering
Atascocita, TX
A portable security device used to protect personal belongings in public spaces.

Winning Inventure Prize would mean we can turn this small idea into a reality to give college students and remote workers peace of mind when they need to step away from their belongings.

W8R Systems

W8R Systems
Curtis Lary
Mechanical Engineering
Miami, FL

Overhead Robotic Delivery System

Winning the Inventure Prize would mean that you will see the W8R System brought to locations around the world! The funding would be put towards detailed system engineering for expansion and certification.

Judges

Shannon Evanchec graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Garrett Langley is a technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in early stage companies across Banking, Automotive, Live Events, and now in Public Safety. Langley currently serves as CEO of Flock (flocksafety.com), an Atlanta based startup focused on making communities safer. At Flock, Langley has raised over $20M in venture capital from YCombinator, Matrix Partners, and Founders Fund since starting the company in late 2017.

Tripp Rackley is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kenzie Lane Innovation (KLI), based in Atlanta, Georgia. KLI develops technology companies with a focus on solving complex consumer needs. A graduate of Georgia Tech, Rackley is an entrepreneur with a background building and growing successful businesses. His first company was nFront, Inc., the pioneer of Internet banking, which he took public in 1999 and later merged with Digital Insight in 2000.

Hosts

Mengwasser outside.

Atlanta’s Ashley Mengwasser is a six-time Emmy-winning lifestyle host, writer, and producer. Her decade-long career is proof that millennials make great television! Georgia Public Broadcasting audiences know her best as the quirky, daredevil co-host on Georgia Traveler. Ashley hosts a variety of entertainment content, from DIY to doggies! In 2018, she was handpicked to host Lowe’s Home Improvement’s explosive YouTube contest “DIY-No-Mite.” Then, she packed a duffel bag full of treats to film the top-syndicated pet travel special Pets Welcome Here (NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, The CW).

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Faith Salie is an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!  She’s also host of the new podcast “Real Good.” She’ll debut Off-Broadway later this year in her solo show, Approval Junkie, based on her memoir of the same name.