Second-year TI:GER teams swept the podium claiming first, second and third place in the TiE Young Entrepreneur (TYE) competition finals held in Atlanta on April 21.
Atramento took the first-place prize of $5,000 for their business plan for their micro-needle technology for consumer tattoos and other cosmetic delivery applications. Atramento presenters included Ph.D. candidate Alex Schudel along with Ph.D. candidate Graham Parkinson and Scheller College MBA Andrew Jarrett. Thanks to video support, this team simultaneously competed in the New Venture Challenge (NVC) in Portland, Oregon, on the same weekend, where they received $750 prize in the semifinals and participated in the Lightning Round.
“We’re excited to take our micro-needle technology beyond the TI:GER experience, and these competition wins give us confidence and momentum as we pursue prototyping and a pilot program this summer,” said Andrew.
The TYE second-place prize of $3000 went to Oculus Prime for the highly-polished and professional-level presentation delivered by Ph.D./MBA student Brandon Gerberich and Scheller MBA student Wayne Liu.
Ph.D. candidate Robert Mannino and Scheller MBA Prateek Mittal took the third-place prize of $1,500 for their presentation of the Lunula Health business plan, which included a quick real-time demonstration of their technology by measuring one of the judges’ hemoglobin level.
Congratulations to these students for their outstanding work!