Thanks for your interest in judging the 2017 InVenture Challenge!  This is the K-12 competition modeled after Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize competition. It is a celebration of student achievement in invention and entrepreneurship. The InVenture Challenge will be held on March 15, 2017 at the Georgia Tech Student Center. 

We rely on support from our Georgia Tech community, the Atlanta community, and the industry partners who help make this event great.  We promise you’ll have a great time seeing these inspiring young inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and show off their prototypes.


How do I apply to be a judge?

Apply Here:

2017 Judges' Application


March 15, 2017 @ Georgia Tech Student Center

10:30am: Judges' Meeting

11:30am - 1:30pm: Project Judging

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Awards Ceremony


What do I need?

Just yourself and your phone or other web-enabled device.


Judging Criteria

  1. Practicality– the project addresses a clearly defined problem or need

  2. Knowledge Base– the students can explain the relevant science or other research that went into their product

  3. Design-Based Thinking– the students used an iterative design process including testing and refining

  4. Creativity– the product is sufficiently unique from competing products

  5. Marketability– there is a clearly defined market or customer base for the product

  6. Social Responsibility– the students addressed any relevant ethical or sustainability issues.  The product is likely to have a positive impact on individuals or society

  7. Enthusiasm and Communication– students communicated their ideas clearly and are excited about their product

  8. Manufacturability– the students have considered making and manufacturing in their prototype or have a manufacturing plan for the future


 Parking and Directions

InVenture Challenge Parking Directions will be posted closer to the date.