Budding entrepreneurs win big at TYE Pitch Competition
The 2018 TiE Atlanta’s Youth Entrepreneurship (TYE) Pitch Competition, held at the Battery in SunTrust Park in April, had two winners.
Bye-Bye WiFi (pictured left), a startup founded by five local high school students, developed a non-toxic paint primer designed to block potentially harmful WiFi signals in nurseries and children’s rooms. They won first place for the High School TYE Pitch Competition, which includes $1.5K toward their business and a chance to compete for $15K at the TiE Global Conference in Washington, D.C., later this year.
(Right) In the college division, Georgia Tech startup Atramento, which discovered a new way to innovate semipermanent tattoos, won $5K to fund their startup.
TYE, the signature youth entrepreneurship program of TiE Atlanta, works with high school and university students across Georgia, bringing together teams that are mentored and coached by business leaders.
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Since 2010, TYE High School has over 350 graduates, more than 100 engaged mentors, and placed 38 students in competitive internships. TYE University has brought together 55 teams, 150 students across 18 Georgia Universities, and 50 coaches and mentors since 2013.
TiE Atlanta gives special thanks to TYE High School co-chairs Jim Beach, Kanchana Raman, and Amyn Sadruddin; and TYE University co-chairs Dr. Paul Lopez, Eric Ensor, Dr. Benn Konsynski, Steve Cook, and Sandeep Gauba.
TYE was made possible by the following sponsors: Scintel Technologies, TYE High School Class of 2018; Georgia State University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, TYE-University; and The Mookerji Foundation, TYE Finals.
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