Georgia Tech names first VP of Commercialization and Chief Commercialization Officer

The Georgia Institute of Technology has named its first Vice President of Commercialization and Chief Commercialization Officer.

Raghupathy “Siva” Sivakumar, a Professor who co-founded multiple technology companies, has been Director of CREATE-X, a Georgia Tech initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in students and empower them to launch successful start-ups. Since last November, he’s been serving as Interim Commercialization Officer.

In six years, more than 5,000 students have started 300-plus ventures with a total valuation of more than $750 million, many of those as a result of CREATE-X. Sivakumar is also a successful entrepreneur, credited with launching three tech companies – EG Technology, Asankya, and StarMobile. All were acquired.

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