TEQ Charging, a developer of a power charging system for electric vehicle chargers, and a company in the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Accelerate portfolio, recently competed in the Chuangxiang Innovation and Entrepreneurship Overseas Competition in Hefei, China.
Following eight minutes of pitching and seven minutes of Q&As for all competitors, the judges voted and TEQ Charging placed first.
Through their idea, Dorrier Coleman and Isaac Wittenstein — both Georgia Tech graduates — solved a main source of frustration for drivers of electric vehicles by allowing multiple motorists to plug their cars into a charging queue.
The company’s name is short for The Electric Queue and pays tribute to Georgia Tech.
The event was recorded and will be televised in China soon.
What does the win mean for the company? Winning gets it some additional capital, but just making it to the final round got the company meetings with key government officials and investors. Those connections will be able to help TEQ Charging start and grow in China, it decides to expand overseas, the company said.
The company launched out of Georgia Tech’s CREATE-X initiative, a faculty-led, student-focused set of programs designed to instill entrepreneurial confidence in Tech students. It provides students the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences to confidently pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.