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Applications are open for GT Startup Launch!

Get Involved With CREATE-X Through Upcoming Events:

Intern for yourself next summer by launching your own startup! Bring class projects, side hustles, or the ideas you’re passionate about, at any level of development. We’ll give you the $5,000 in optional seed funding, $150,000 worth of in-kind services, education, mentorship, and access to a rich entrepreneurial network, among other resources. Apply now to get a head start with feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and a better chance of acceptance. Applications close March 19.

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CREATE-X gives students every advantage it can to help support them in launching their products. Our program is built with the flexibility to meet their needs, whether they need instruction in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, the resources to develop products, or a driven, business minded community with which to build and connect. Regardless of the pathway they take, we want all Georgia Tech students to be equipped with business know-how and the confidence that brings because of that spirit will prepare them to impact the world in the way they dream.

2024 marks the 10th year of CREATE-X. Watch the video to see what our 10th batch of founders had to say about their experience in the program. 

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CREATE-X at Georgia Tech

CREATE-X is a Georgia Tech initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in students and empower them to launch successful startups.

By the Numbers

38
majors represented
12,000+
students involved
450+
student startups created
$1.9B+
total valuation of startups

Our Programs

CREATE-X offers entrepreneurship programs for all students, from incoming freshmen and undergraduate students of all years, to masters and Ph.D. students. The programs are organized into three categories: LEARN, MAKE and LAUNCH.

LEARN

The CREATE-X LEARN element consists of a class that exposes students to startup concepts and teaches them the methodology of evidence-based entrepreneurship. Through LEARN, Startup Lab gives students a zero risk opportunity to examine their startup ideas within the context of their formal education and enables them to identify business failures in the lab instead of in the market.

MAKE

The CREATE-X MAKE element consists of a set of research and prototyping classes that enable students to overcome technology barriers that might lie in the way of them launching a successful venture. Through MAKE, Idea to Prototype and CREATE-X Capstone provide students with prototyping grants, mentorship, and curricular credit as they create intellectual property and build prototypes toward their venture idea.

LAUNCH

The CREATE-X LAUNCH element consists of a program for students and alumni who want to launch their projects from idea stage (or beyond) into fully functioning and viable startups. Through LAUNCH, Startup Launch provides teams with $5,000 in seed funding and $30,000 worth of in-kind services, including legal and accounting services, coaching, space, mentorship, visibility, and IP protection.

"CREATE-X is working to establish Georgia Tech as the number one startup campus in the nation with the most funded student startup enterprises."

Rahul Saxena
Director, CREATE-X

Recent News

Isabella Johns, 2021 GT Startup Launch alumna, bet on herself and built a community around dance through her startup.

Kendra Garcia, a recent Georgia Tech graduate in industrial design, GT Startup Launch 2021 and Female Founders participant, co-founded a startup that wants to make connecting customers to tattoo artists easier.

Georgia Tech Alumna Stephanie Smith coaches students in GT Startup Launch, using the knowledge she's gained from founding her own company, Social by Steph.

CREATE-X hosted its fall I2P Showcase, highlighting 40 student teams with products they made during the semester.

Events

February
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March
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2024
April
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2024

Sponsors