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TI:GER® Team CheckDroid Wins First Place at Startup Madness

CheckDroid, a team that evolved in Georgia Tech's TI:GER® (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) Program, won the 4th annual ACC Startup Madness in Raleigh, NC. 

CheckDroid’s business plan is based on a technology that aims to help native application developers on the Android platform test across all potential mobile devices quickly and cheaply. By automating the process and providing easy-to-use reports to developers, CheckDroid will save developers time and ensure the quality of their application is not influenced by the mobile device used to run it. 

CheckDroid team member Shauvik Choudhary has been developing his team's technology during his doctoral studies in computer science at Georgia Tech. Other members of the CheckDroid team include: Chad Lane and Jake Edens, both Georgia Tech MBA students, and David Mashburn, Karan Jhurani, and Tyler Dutton, Emory University law students.

These students all participate in TI:GER, a collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory Law School that brings together science and engineering PhD, MBA, and law students to work on commercializing innovative technologies.

Startup Madness is a bracket-style competition held annually for 22 student teams from the 14 universities of the ACC. The winner not only receives $500 in cash, but also a flight to Silicon Valley and a meeting with Kleiner Perkins. The future is looking bright for CheckDroid!