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Friday, April 9 2021
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2021 $1B+ Startup Hackathon

Georgia Tech does $1B+ in research expenditures every year and is one of the top research universities in the world. The research develops several world-class technologies from new machine learning algorithms to better batteries. For the first time ever, Georgia Tech is making its technologies available to students so that they can envision what amazing startups can be launched based on them.

The $1B+ Startup Hackathon will be a weekend event taking place virtually April 9-11, 2021, with winners announced on April 12th.  Quick information about the hackathon:

  • Students will have access to a curated set of Georgia Tech patents
  • Propose one or more commercial applications for the patent(s)
  • The deliverable is a 5-minute video about the application(s)
  • The winning team will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The second and third place prizes will be $3,000 and $2,000, respectively
  • The winning teams will also go through a fast-tracked selection process for a spot in CREATE-X Startup Launch

The hackathon is open to all Georgia Tech students (both undergrad and grad) across all majors. Both technical and non-technical students are encouraged to participate, as the competition is more on the application of technology to launch a viable startup. Students will register individually and form teams during the hackathon.

Register today for the hackathon and view the list now of intellectual property available (which may be supplemented in the coming weeks). A link to the list will also be in the registration confirmation email.Contact with any questions you may have!



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