InVenture Prize Competition 2012

Listed below are the 2012 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 2012 InVenture Prize finals to the right.

Participating Teams


1st Place
Alkindi Kibria
Biomedical Engineering
Rockville, MD
Elizabeth LeMar
Biomedical Engineering
Roswell, GA
Kunal MacDonald
Biomedical Engineering
Macon, GA
Daphne Vincent
Biomedical Engineering
McDonough, GA
A software assisted home-use hand assessment and rehabilitation device.
"Winning The InVenture Prize will help put Rehand in the "hands" of millions to help relearn, regain, and rehabilitate."


2nd Place
Matthew Stoddard
Industrial Design
Clarksville, TN
Christopher Vollo
Electrical Engineering
Alparetta, GA
An extraordinarily precise and pressure-sensitive capacitive stylus.
"The InVenture Prize is a chance to make something that lasts,to create something that has a benefit to other people. This is an opportunity to test the knowledge that I've gained from the industrial design program at Georgia Tech."


People's Choice
Josh DeVane
Mechanical Engineering
Peachtree City, GA
Benji Hoover
Mechanical Engineering
Flowery Branch, GA
Matthew Lee
Biomedical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Kevin Parsons
Mechanical Engineering
Sugar Hill, GA
Priya Patil
Biomedical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
Chest retractor for bypass surgery.
"InVenture Prize is an opportunity to realize our ideas and make them come to life."


Greg Cobb
Computer Science
Mountain View, CA
James Rundquist
Computer Science
Acworth, GA
An online system for creating and sharing college class schedules.
"The InVenture Prize is an opportunity to learn about the startup process and take CourseShark to the next level."

DEfT Pad

David Burke
Computer Engineering
Canton, GA
Bradley Keller
Electrical Engineering
Gainsville, GA
Sarosh Shahbuddin
Electrical Engineering
Rock Hill, SC
Michael Stone
Electrical Engineering
Augusta, GA
Jarred Vallbracht
Electrical Engineering
Covington, GA
A touchscreen device giving guitarists the functionality of a distortion pedal.
"The InVenture Prize is helping us take a cool course project and turn it into a real product."

Entrepic Wake

Spencer Price
Industrial Design
Salisbury, NC
Graeme Wicks
Polymer Fiber and Textile Engineering
Louisville, KY
A rigid, portable, and customizable obstacle/rail system for extreme water sports.
"Winning The InVenture Prize would mean validation of our idea, as well as putting us to the point of being investor ready."
David Pogue and Bahareh Azizi
Deborah Kilpatrick, Paul Ollinger, and David Phelps