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.