Industrial Design Students Will Present at Demo Day

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Several industrial design students will be among more than 40 CREATE-X Startup Launch teams presenting their products at Demo Day on Thursday, August 23.

This past spring, the School of Industrial Design and CREATE-X expanded and formalized their collaboration.

This summer, industrial design students got the opportunity to get experience starting a business in the summer Startup Launch program at CREATE-X.

CREATE-X is an Institute-wide initiative that gives students the skills and knowledge to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. During the summer Launch, students are supported with money and mentoring to fine-tune their business ideas.

The result of this collaboration and summer of work will be presented at Demo Day 2018 at the Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta.

Visitors will be able to check out student products and services in fashion, healthcare, and more. The evening promises to showcase the next generation of student entrepreneurs from Georgia Tech.

This is the first summer so many industrial design teams have participated.

Steve Chininis, a professor of practice in the School and the official liaison with CREATE-X, expressed excitement for the students.

“I’m so excited that so many for our industrial design students are getting an opportunity to explore the world of start-ups and try their hands at being entrepreneurs," he said.

“It is a real experience, not a simulation, where you get to use real funds while you join with other disciplines to build exciting entrepreneurial teams.”

Industrial design students and teams and their products expected to be represented include:

  • ID student Kristin Andreassen -- Afina
    Afina is dedicated to improving the lives of women in low- and middle-income countries by providing cheap, easy to administer, and accessible methods for cervical cancer detection.
  • ID student Laura Sierra Otalvaro -- Jennys
    Jennys is a thermotherapeutic solutions to manage menstrual pain.
  • ID minor student  Jillian Radcliffe -- DasDuo
    Business casual wear for the active woman.
  • ID student Sarah Bush -- Tina Healthcare
    TINA Healthcare has created a universal tampon inserter for women of all abilities.
  • ID alumna Emmy Bedford -- Sensei 
    Sensei is a health app for kids designed to help them stay healthy

Planning to attend? RSVP here.


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  • Created By:Malrey Head
  • Created:08/17/2018
  • Modified By:Malrey Head
  • Modified:08/20/2018


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