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Meet Two Female Led Startups Poised for Success

by Carey Tucker

Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint works closely with founders to enable them to think clearly about their businesses. It is unique in implementing startup engineering, a business creation and innovation process developed by its Director, Dr. Merrick Furst. The Flashpoint team is led by Dr. Furst and is supported by James Coleman and rock star intern Amreeta Duttchoudhury(check out our scoop on her here). Over the past 6 months, a solid group of teams have been working their way through the customer discovery process and on March 31st, they’ll be presenting at Flashpoint Demo Day. Check out two of the soon-to-be graduating companies founded by three powerhouse women.



Please tell us a little about your company and its founders:
Gayle Link, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of the GalliumGroup. She has a doctorate in mechanical engineering and masters in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelors and masters in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. She’s worked in Heavy Trucks, Manufacturing and with GM Truck and Bus and data assurance with Ernst & Young.

What problem are you addressing?:
The heavy equipment/heavy transport market is a $300 Billion dollar industry that is awash in data, from millions of part numbers, engineering lift tables, fluids analysis, sensor data, and warranty history.This data must be managed effectively to improve products and to support warranty claims.

GalliumGroup is addressing the problem of warranty optimization.  Warranty holders leave $5 billion on the table every year because they lack the data and actionable intelligence to fully pursue their claims.

For whom?:
We are trying to help warranty managers in the heavy equipment/heavy transport space manage all this data so that can recover money due their companies.

How does Atlanta weave into your story?:
Atlanta is a special place, one that helps promote dreams and provides resources like Flashpoint that can help entrepreneurs focus and win. Moreover, Atlanta is home and the place where all of GalliumGroup’s core team met, bonded over stories of driving a tractor, and determined to bring value to an industry.

Follow GalliumGroup on:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/datawhipper
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/gaylerlink/en

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Please tell us a little about your company and its founders:
Karen Grinzaid (pictured right) – Ms. Grinzaid is a native Atlantan.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1982 and her Masters in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in 1986. She is passionate about her years of work around prevention and treatment of genetic diseases.

Tricia Page (pictured left)- Ms. Page received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1993, and a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Texas at Houston in 1996.  She has over 15 years of experience working with families and communities impacted by genetic diseases. She lives in Doraville, and is married with three boisterous teenagers (bless her heart).

What problem are you addressing?:
Our mission is to stop serious genetic diseases impacting children in one generation.

For whom?:
Solving this problem is important for everyone, but our customers include community decision-makers and leaders.

How does Atlanta weave into your story?:
Both Karen and Tricia grew up in Atlanta, and chose to raise our families here.  Atlanta is near and dear to our hearts.

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