InVenture Prize Competition 2017

Meet the 2017 InVenture Prize finalists! Click on a team name below to learn more about the competitors and their inventions.

Relive all the exciting moments by watching the broadcast of the 2017 InVenture Prize finals to the right.

Participating Teams


1st Place
People's Choice
Jack Corelli
Biomedical Engineering
Philiadelphia, PA
Hunter Hatcher
Biomedical Engineering
Marietta, GA
Devin Li
Biomedical Engineering
Corning, NY
Dev Mandavia
Biomedical Engineering
Duluth, GA
CauteryGuard is a safer electrocautery device - we eliminate any chance of injury caused by electrocautery devices.
"Electrocautery devices are one of the most used AND most misused medical devices. Winning the InVenture Prize would give us the exposure and resources needed to enter the medical device industry. The monetary prize would allow us to mass produce the CauteryGuard which will eliminate injuries from electrocautery devices and save lives. "


2nd Place
Murtaza Bambot
Duluth, GA
Nathan Dass
Woodbridge, VA
InternBlitz is the common application for internships.
"Nobody likes looking for a job. It's tiring, tedious, and disheartening. Winning InVenture Prize would allow us to bring InternBlitz to millions of students across the nation and help countless people find a meaningful career."

Capable Cane

Jeffrey McMichael
Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA
The Capable Cane is a walking cane that unfolds into a portable, stable chair.
"Winning the InVenture Prize would provide capital to conduct further testing and expand the prototype to future editions. Additionally, the patent would take the Capable Cane to the next step before production - thereby allowing millions to benefit from its use. "


Samuel Clarke
Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Indianapolis, IN
David Ehrlich
Computer Engineering
Portland, OR
Ryan Williams
Computer Engineering
Las Vegas, NV
A CPR mask which allows an untrained bystander to perform CPR by collecting vitals and dynamically walking the user through each step of the process.
"Winning the Inventure Prize would give our product the exposure it needs to spread across the country and save as many lives as possible. The monetary prize would help us consolidate enough resources to design our product for production at a large enough scale to have a significant impact on the likelihood of survival from cardiac arrest."


Nora Johnson
Tampa, FL
Veronica Young
McDonough, GA
Gaitway is transportable parallel bars for at-home pediatric physical therapy.
"For us, winning the Inventure prize would mean a successful ending to our time as students at Georgia Tech, and an incredible advent into the world of professional makers."


Cheng Hann Gan
Computer Science
Wheaton, Illinois
Sarthak Srinivas
Computer Science
Bangalore, India
Wenqi Xian
Computer Science
Beijing, China
PickAR is like Google Maps for warehouses – we use Augmented Reality technology to help businesses find and pick your orders in warehouses.
"Winning the InVenture Prize would help us realize our vision of spreading the benefits of Augmented Reality technology to businesses and consumers around the world."
Faith Salie and Ashley Mengwasser
David Frakes, Wendi Sturgis, and Partha Unnava