Matt Bramblett’s 30-year career in business development and finance spans several industries and has included roles at a variety of businesses, both large and small. Matt spent a decade in commercial banking, helping build small businesses with sales up to $20MM. After returning to graduate school at Ga Tech for “retooling and rebranding”, he joined EGT, a media technology startup at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. As one of the company’s first hires, he led business development, resulting in the introduction of the first software-based video encoder for cable television networks. Matt’s entrepreneurial experiences also include ventures in commercial building services, advertising, real estate sales and management, and mobile application development.
Matt is completing his 3rd year as an instructor for GSU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and enjoys sharing his experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs. Matt continues to consult with startups and small businesses and is a volunteer mentor at The Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech and at The Farm -Atlanta, a Comcast-backed accelerator. He is active in his community, serving in various roles in Scouting, Band Boosters and the Tri -PTC Triathlon Club.
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Lexie Newhouse is a rising senior in the Media Entrepreneurship program at Georgia State University’s Creative Media Industries Institute. Through working for GSU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) and Invest Atlanta’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship office, she is committed to connecting students with entrepreneurial opportunities across Atlanta. Lexie’s latest venture, papAR, is bringing books off the page into the real world through augmented reality.
Qazi Haq is a rising Senior in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business pursuing the Honors Track in Finance with a double major in Accounting. Qazi was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to the United States during the summer of 2016.
While he was finishing up 11th Grade, he had the opportunity to intern with the largest startup incubator in Bangladesh. His experience and involvement, with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization at Georgia State University, invoked a passion inside him for innovation that led to him pursuing his most recent venture, papAR, with his co-founder and fellow guest Lexie Newhouse.