In an effort to support Georgia Tech’s initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in students and empower them to launch successful startups, as well as leverage the knowledge, learning and innovations of Tech students to create assets for its teams, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association (GTAA) has officially become an angel investor for a GT CREATE-X startup.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship fit right in our wheelhouse at Georgia Tech, so we’re simply playing to our strengths when we utilize the talents of the best and brightest students in the world in those fields,” Georgia Tech director of athletics Todd Stansbury. “We think that the GTAA Ventures Investment Fund can be a game-changer for Georgia Tech, not only as a potential revenue stream, but also as a means to discover innovative ways for our coaches and student-athletes to gain an edge in training and on gameday.”

Georgia Tech athletics plans to expand its investments in CREATE-X startups geared towards sports. To that end, it has launched the GTAA Ventures Investment Fund to give donors the opportunity to support the athletics department’s investments in startups founded by Georgia Tech students. In addition to empowering Georgia Tech students to launch successful startups and supporting the GTAA’s investments in GT-based, sports-focused products and companies, donor benefits include Alexander-Tharpe Fund points and the opportunity to participate in startup selections, demo days, mentoring and more. For more information and to invest today, click: