Innovation Ecosystem - Students - Launch a Startup as a Student
Students at Georgia Tech who have big ideas have multiple avenues to transform these ideas into startups. From the first round of capital and connections with investors, to guidance and networking opportunities from industry mentors and faculty advisors, we provide consistent and concrete support to make your entrepreneurial vision a reality.
So, you want to be an entrepreneur. Start here.
If you’re beginning your startup journey and want to connect with like-minded individuals, Startup Exchange may be just what you’re looking for. This student-led community will connect you to a large network of fellow students, startups, founders, and mentors.
Visit the Startup Exchange site
If you’re ready for a more structured program, CREATE-X meets this need. CREATE-X is a faculty-led program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences to confidently pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.
Visit the CREATE-X site
Follow these steps to get involved in CREATE-X:
- Apply for Startup Launch. The program provides mentorship, seed funding, legal services, space, IP protection, and visibility.
- Present your idea and complete any tasks assigned during the Startup Launch interview process.
- If you are selected to join the next batch, you'll be given the tools needed to start your own company.
- If you're not quite ready to launch a startup, you'll be given actionable next steps and advice for how to get there.