Chewbots Wins 2013 InVenture Prize

AnemoCheck takes second and BioPin wins People’s Choice

Chewbots, a line of fully automated robotic dog toys that make owning a dog easier and more exciting and interactive won the fifth annual InVenture Prize competition in front of a live television audience on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Christopher Taylor, mechanical engineering major from Stone Mountain, created the dog toys that won him up to $20,000 provided by Google and a spot in Georgia Tech’s startup accelerator program, Flashpoint.

"It was all just kind of a big blur,” said Taylor. “I was completely shocked. I don't really have the words to describe it.”

Taylor says he plans to manufacture the dog toys and is using his prize money to make a second prototype to test his product for durability.

Erika Tyburski, biomedical engineering major from Miami, and her invention, The AnemoCheck, took second place. Steven Wojcio, computer science major from Forsyth, Ga., and Scott Groveman, electrical engineering major from Roswell, Ga., who invented BioPin, took home the People’s Choice award.