Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Programs, Events & Partners

Reaching beyond “what’s new” to discover “what’s next.”

By fostering innovation and fueling entrepreneurship, we help current and future business leaders solve today’s challenges and create tomorrow’s reality.
Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Launch & Grow

We have a multi-disciplinary approach to engage students and cultivate ideas. We want students to experiment, and challenge themselves in scenarios that will build adaptability. Through our programs, we provide co-curricular experiences, incubation, scenario testing, connections, and funding opportunities.
Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Pitching & Competitions

  • Pitch the Professors

    Goizueta students are invited to apply to pitch their startup concept. Every week, 2 student startups pitch to 2 Goizueta professors, who provide feedback and recommendations, to help turn it into reality. Pitches take place somewhere around Goizueta, over a casual dinner, in an informal but dynamic setting. The best eight concept pitches each semester, receive a chance to obtain a spot at the Atlanta Tech Village.com (ATV) incubator (6 months of free rent) to start their business, free consulting services from the Professors, free workshops, and a meeting with an attorney. A short application, receivable upon request, is required to be able to pitch to the professors. Last year, we also launched a parallel program called “pitch-the-VC”, held once a year, where the most promising ideas can pitch to one of our Investors in residence.
  • Emory Entrepreneurship Summit

    The Summit is designed to encourage, celebrate, and enhance entrepreneurial endeavors amongst Emory students in all programs, with a particular focus on supporting undergraduate ventures. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of outstanding entrepreneurial alumni, showcase their own ideas through the "Pitch the Summit" Elevator Pitch Competition, and network with others to share best practices and new ideas.
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  • Acceleration

  • Emory Startup Launch Accelerator

    The Emory Startup Launch accelerator guides early-stage founders through a defined process that will help teams rapidly take their ideas and test them with customers to discard, change and build a business model to move the startup forward. The program is open to the entire Emory community, to help build and enhance the Emory student/faculty/staff/alumni entrepreneurial spirit by helping create successful startups.
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  • Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa

    Goizueta is committed to ongoing efforts to promote and sustain health innovation initiatives to address African public health needs, through efficient use of local knowledge, assembly of research networks, and building of capacity to support development. To help reduce morbidity and mortality in Africa through affordable and accessible healthcare, Emory University, in 2015, developed a program for Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa (AHIA). AHIA Emory looks for scientists with short-term and medium-term innovations that are feasible and fundable. The Innovations must address a current healthcare need affecting the African continent. Students, faculty, and African innovators convene annually for a symposium to help grow and commercialize the best ideas.
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  • Early Stage Investing & Funding

  • Center for Alternative Investments

    The Emory Center for Alternative Investments (CAI) aims to be a global leader in the industry by leveraging a university-based platform to provide independent intellectual support and learning opportunities for institutional investors through research, conferences, and education.
  • RAISE Forum

    RAISE stands for Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory. The Forum is creating local funding for in-revenue companies that need an investment round between $500K and $5MM. We have averaged 25% of our companies getting investment. RAISE is an industry agnostic forum. We’ve accepted startups in industries ranging from manufacturing to software to security solutions. That said, with Emory as a backbone, we do have strong support and interest in life sciences because of our healthcare system and affiliations with places like the CDC (Center for Disease Control), Children’s (Healthcare of Atlanta), and the VA (Medical Center).
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  • Siggie Awards

    The Siggie Awards, an event honoring the early-stage investors helping to grow Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, is named after well-known Atlanta investor and Goizueta Alumnus, Sig Mosley. Widely regarded as the “godfather of angel investing”, Sig is also the record holder for the largest venture deal in the Southeast with the $5.7 billion acquisition of Tradex by Ariba. The awards honors investors in categories such as Founder’s favorite, Investor’s choice, Conscious Capital and the Horizon Award.
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