For the first time, Georgia Tech students won first place in the Georgia Bowl Business Plan Competition.
The Georgia Tech team’s business concept is called AccelerEyes. Its software solutions provide scientists, engineers, financial analysts, and other professionals requiring extreme computational power with the ability to meet their needs using a standard personal computer.
AccelerEyes, which also won honors for Best Presentation, Best Potential and Best Long-term Potential, includes MBA student David Silver; electrical and computer engineering PhD students John Melonakos, Tauseef ur Rehman, and James Malcolm; and computer science PhD student Gallagher Pryor. In addition, the team includes two Emory law students Matt Nesbitt and Chris Meeks.
AccelerEyes members participate in the Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) program, a collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory Law School that is nationally recognized for its success at developing the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Housed in Georgia Tech College of Management, TI:GER is the first program of its kind to bring together PhD, MBA, and law students in the classroom and research lab to advance early-stage research into real business opportunities. TI:GER teams often compete in various business plan competitions around the country.
Started in 1991, the Georgia Bowl is the nation’s oldest regional business plan competition. It serves as a qualifier for the prestigious Moot Corp. Business Plan Competition, held each spring at the University of Texas-Austin.
In the Georgia Bowl, Georgia Tech competed against teams from the University of Georgia, Wake Forest University, Georgia State University, University of Louisville, University of Manitoba, and Kennesaw State University.
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