The CREATE-X initiative consists of three distinct elements:
- LEARN - A set of classes focused on startup concepts and terminology, and the evidence-based entrepreneurship methodology. The curriculum teaches students how to identify ‘needs’ that demand solutions, and then design and implement prototype solutions with the constraint of developing a sustainable business model—in other words, creating entrepreneurs.
- MAKE - A set of research and prototyping programs that enable students to overcome technology barriers that might lie in the way of them launching a successful venture. The programs provide students prototyping grants, mentorship, and curricular credit as they create intellectual property and build prototypes toward their venture idea.
- LAUNCH - A semester long program where students intern for their own startup. During this experience, students receive funding and in-kind services to launch their own startups and have access to additional capital from an investment fund set up by friends of Georgia Tech (but established and managed outside of Georgia Tech).
The overall entrepreneurial confidence initiative is a pathway, consisting of undergraduate and graduate curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities that, in total, give all interested students, regardless of major or year of study, the skills to value and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities that are real, not theoretical; in short, CREATE-X will enable students to be “entrepreneurially confident.”