About

Welcome to Startup Exchange

Built in the heart of Atlanta at Georgia Tech, Startup Exchange (SX) is the Southeast's first and largest student-run incubator, where we foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the university level and spread it beyond Silicon Valley.

Our mission is to provide college builders with valuable experiences and connections to like-minded individuals, mentors (founders, operators, and domain experts) and investors.

Giving founders what they really need. No BS.

Our community has no barrier to entry. We welcome all do-ers.

We enable students who revel in experimenting with cutting-edge technologies with three main offerings: community programming, build sessions, and startup support.


As the sole student-run incubator at Georgia Tech and in Atlanta, Startup Exchange (SX) has unparalleled access to Atlanta's thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, including industry experts, investors and accomplished founders, as well as curation of hackathons and challenges focused on getting entrepreneurial minds building and hacking.

Supported by iconic operators.

Our founders get the right advice when they need it most.

Sean Henry

Founder & CEO, Stord

Kathryn Petralia

Founder, Kabbage (acqr. AmEx)

Kabir Barday

Founder & CEO, OneTrust

Charu Thoma

Founder & CEO, Ox

Sean Henry

Founder & CEO, Stord

Kathryn Petralia

Founder, Kabbage (acqr. AmEx)

Kabir Barday

Founder & CEO, OneTrust

Charu Thoma

Founder & CEO, Ox

Adam Wexler

Founder & CEO, PrizePicks

Chris Klaus

Founder & CTO, ISS (acqr. IBM)

Jhillika Kumar

Founder & CEO, Mentra

Dan Porter

Founder & CEO, Overtime

Adam Wexler

Founder & CEO, PrizePicks

Chris Klaus

Founder & CTO, ISS (acqr. IBM)

Jhillika Kumar

Founder & CEO, Mentra

Dan Porter

Founder & CEO, Overtime

AJ Piplica

Founder & CEO, Hermeus

Lara Hodgson

Founder & CEO, NowCorp

Sneh Parmar

Co-Founder & CEO, LuckyLabs

Kyle Porter

Founder, Salesloft

AJ Piplica

Founder & CEO, Hermeus

Lara Hodgson

Founder & CEO, NowCorp

Sneh Parmar

Co-Founder & CEO, LuckyLabs

Kyle Porter

Founder, Salesloft

Connor Reinhardt

Co-Founder, Mentra

Connor Reinhardt

Co-Founder, Mentra

Anushk Mittal

Founder, Circlelabs

Anushk Mittal

Founder, Circlelabs

Brooks Buffington

Co-Founder, YikYak

Brooks Buffington

Co-Founder, YikYak

Joe Uhl

VP Engineering, Mailchimp

Joe Uhl

VP Engineering, Mailchimp

Alumni success

We bring together game-changers, creators, and builders.

Our exceptional record of alumni success include Stord, Sora Schools, Ox, Glovo, and Memora Health, with a combined valuation of $4B+. These high-value startups are disrupting their respective industries, and their success demonstrates the impact of SX on Georgia Tech entrepreneurship. SX alumni have also received numerous accolades, such as the Forbes 30 under 30 list, the Kleiner Perkins Fellowship, the Bessemer Ventures Fellowship, and other notable awards/lists.


Startup Exchange cultivates a hub for members to connect, collaborate, and build innovative companies.

We're partnered with game-changers.

None of what SX does would be possible without our regional partners.

Executive Directors

The 3 Executive Directors of SX move the organization forward while ensuring alignment with our vision. They are selected for year-long terms and appoint directors.

Aazan Khan

Exec. Director, Community

Carter Cote

Exec. Director, External Relations

Sean Alexander

Exec. Director, Strategic Initiatives

Aazan Khan

Exec. Director, Community

Carter Cote

Exec. Director, External Relations

Sean Alexander

Exec. Director, Strategic Initiatives

Division Directors

The Division Directors are selected each semester and are responsible for executive decisions. Each division advances the organization's goals, and fall under one of the three executive co-director departments.

Yash Vagal

Director of Events

Devansh Khunteta

Director of Fellowship

Varoon Kodithala

Co-Director of Partnerships

Venla Harkonen

Director of Expansion

Yash Vagal

Director of Events

Devansh Khunteta

Director of Fellowship

Varoon Kodithala

Co-Director of Partnerships

Venla Harkonen

Director of Expansion

Jay Patel

Director of Flagship Events

Daniela Roldan

Director of Finance

Sruti Gandreti

Director of Marketing

Nikhil Uppal

Director of Membership

Jay Patel

Director of Flagship Events

Daniela Roldan

Director of Finance

Sruti Gandreti

Director of Marketing

Nikhil Uppal

Director of Membership

Chris Hur

Co-Director of Partnerships

Jonah Wade

Director of Operations

Vikranth Keerthipati

Director of Mentorship

Om Jha

Director of Design

Chris Hur

Co-Director of Partnerships

Jonah Wade

Director of Operations

Vikranth Keerthipati

Director of Mentorship

Om Jha

Director of Design

Varun Sendilraj

Director of Pitch Competitions

Adi Gupta

Co-Director of Hackathons

Ryan Zaatari

Co-Director of Hackathons

Varun Sendilraj

Director of Pitch Competitions

Adi Gupta

Co-Director of Hackathons

Ryan Zaatari

Co-Director of Hackathons

Some of our amazing advisors!

Chris Klaus

Founder & CTO, ISS (acqr. IBM)

Rahul Saxena

President, Georgia Tech CREATE-X

Christopher Reaves, Ph.D.

Exec. Dir., Georgia Tech Learning Initiatives

Chris Klaus

Founder & CTO, ISS (acqr. IBM)

Rahul Saxena

President, Georgia Tech CREATE-X

Christopher Reaves, Ph.D.

Exec. Dir., Georgia Tech Learning Initiatives

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Feel free to reach out if you want to collaborate with us, or simply have a chat.

Feel free to reach out if you want to collaborate with us, or simply have a chat.

Feel free to reach out if you want to collaborate with us, or simply have a chat.