By Eddie Frausto
TiE Atlanta hosted its 8th annual TYE University Entrepreneurship Competition for college students across Georgia. This free competition is open to any Georgia college/university student or 2020 graduate. Past participants have responded with 95+% satisfaction scores due to gaining multiple benefits such as mentoring and coaching from successful real-world entrepreneurs, cash prizes for winning teams ($5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 for first, second, and third place winners, respectively) and access to capital from investors!
In addition, there are summer internship opportunities available for competition participants. The winning team from TYE University in Georgia will be awarded a scholarship to attend the TiE Global competition and conference in May 2021 together with teams from around the world.
Representing Georgia State University in this year’s competition were: KemNu, NixTech LLC/Litehouse, Greatest MINDS, Scrubz by Fay, EcoTerra, Ethiopay, and ThumbsUp.
TYE University Entrepreneurship Competition only allows one team from each university to advance in the semi-final round. Team KemNu has been selected to represent Georgia State in the semi-finals. The Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund alums, Viraj Patel (MBA ’20) and Vishwa Mudigonda (B.B.A. ’19), are passionate about the generational disconnect that is negatively impacted the relationships of Millennials and Zoomers since the birth of social media. KemNu started out as an idea on a napkin at California Pizza Kitchen with the goal of bringing people together. KemNu is a singular college platform that connects students and organizations together. KemNu has started to work with colleges and universities to increase student engagement across campuses. The technology is a reliable platform that will allow college students to stay more connected to school events.
Go here to read more of KemNu’s story.