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TYE University team wins in Global Competition

By Suzanne Sen Email By Suzanne Sen
June 2019
TYE University team wins in Global Competition


(Left) Nordine Sebkhi, inventor of MagTrack.

Team MagTrack from Georgia Tech won Atlanta’s TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Pitch Competition (University level) held on April 13, 2019 at Genuine Parts Headquarters in Cobb County. The team went on to win first place at the inaugural TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) University Global Pitchfest Competition held on May 9, 2019 at TiECON in Silicon Valley, California. The team also won the Best Technology Innovation award there.

Arpan Bhavsar, an undergraduate in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, helped with the development of MagTrack. Arpan was initially involved with the team thanks to the ORS program at Georgia Tech where he was mentored by Nordine Sebkhi, who is the inventor of MagTrack and a PhD candidate in ECE.

MagTrack found a solution to improve the quality of life for people with articulation disorders through technological innovation. Specifically, it is a novel 3D visualization system that is currently used to track the motion of the tongue to improve therapy outcome for people with speech disorders, recognize speech for people with voice disorders, and enable people with quadriplegia to drive their wheelchair autonomously.

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 Arpan Bhavsar, undergraduate who helped with the development of MagTrack.

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More about TYE:
Launched in 2010, TYE is the signature youth entrepreneurship program of TiE Atlanta. It is a nonprofit that invents, invests in, and inspires entrepreneurs through mentoring, education, funding, and networking. The program expanded into universities and colleges across Georgia in 2013. TYE University has brought together 130 teams, 150 students across 18 Georgia ​universities, and 50 coaches and mentors since 2013.

TiE Atlanta thanks TYE University co-chairs Steve Cook, Eric Ensor, Dr. Benn Konsynski, and Dr. Paul Lopez (founder). TYE programming is supported by Executive Director Amyn Sadruddin.

TYE Atlanta was made possible by the following sponsors: Genuine Parts Company, Georgia State University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, Imlay Foundation, Koratana Family Foundation, Mookerji Foundation, The Westminster Schools, and Woodward Academy.

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