Georgia Tech’s 2015 InVenture Competition Winners

Antoine Chaya is a Silicon Valley-based executive with over a decade of experience in information-technology management. In preparation for his career with Oracle, Antoine Chaya completed his graduate and doctoral degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

As home to several of the top-ranked MBA programs in the nation, the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business encourages innovation through a number of unique programs, not the least of which is the largest undergraduate invention contest in the nation. Since its inception in 2009, the annual InVenture Prize Competition has been a major platform for student inventors from all backgrounds, providing them with cash prizes and access to Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint startup engineering program.

For 2015, the first-place prize of $20,000 went to the makers of FlameTech Grill Defender, a safety device designed to alert operators when gas levels reach an unsafe threshold. The second-place prize of $10,000 went to Oculostaple, a medical device to improve treatment outcomes for drooping eyelids, and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 was won by Haplit, an interactive learning device designed around the Braille writing system.

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Antoine Chaya

With comprehensive expertise in information technology and finance, Antoine Chaya leads Strategic Accounts at Oracle Corporation as the division’s Senior Director. Responsible for the implementation of some of its most complex global projects, Antoine Chaya remains an invaluable company asset. Previously, Antoine Chaya acted as the Director of Consulting at Oracle Corporation. Antoine Chaya received his Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology Management and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Passionate about his discipline, Antoine Chaya taught in the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology before transitioning to Oracle Corporation.

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