👋🏼 I'm Carter Cote, a Fil-American software engineer + designer. Currently studying HCI @ Stanford.

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My journey in software started at age 12 with designing video game assets and making videos about it on YouTube. That led to over 4 million downloads of my work and 1.3 million views of my videos.

This hobby kindled a deeper passion for using design to impact others through web apps. Naturally, I gained curiosity in how to build the software behind websites, not just design it.

At 18, I designed and built an emergency supply delivery app during the peak of COVID-19, which delivered over $50,000 worth of urgent supplies to over 20,000 people.

At 19, I built a career pathway exploration platform for high school students in an effort to close information gaps associated with discovering and pursuing careers.

At 21, I worked on Musicfy, an AI-voice generation platform with over 1M users; Crayo, an AI short-form content generation platform with over 280,000 users, with over 50,000 users in the first month; and SellRaze, a mobile app that uses AI to autofill listings for online selling.

I also started a nonprofit called Startup Exchange, which enables college students to learn how to build side projects and grow them into startups. Over 7,000 students at over 40 universities have attended a Startup Exchange event since Fall 2022.

Today, I am a swiss-army knife that can understand end-users, and design, build, and scale end-solutions. I can code-switch as the designer, the software engineer, or growth hacker.


MS in Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford University

Attending on a full-ride scholarship.


MS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech

Dropped out to attend Stanford.


BS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech

Highest honors, minor in Industrial Design.



Mr. Georgia Tech Semifinalist

Finalist for GT’s prestigious award recognizing campus leadership and service.


Buildspace Graduate

Accelerator backed by a16z and Y Combinator.


Startup Atlanta Community Builder Nominee

Finalist for an award recognizing my contributions to the Atlanta entrepreneurship ecosystem.


Kleiner Perkins Design Fellow Finalist

Finalist for fellowship offering mentorship in VC and entrepreneurship.


Hypepotamus Spotlight

Recognized for launching Georgia Tech’s first XR Hackathon.


Banatao Family First-Generation Engineering Scholar

1 of 6 scholars for $20,000 scholarship for first-gen Filipino-American engineering students.


National Eagle Scout Association Lifetime Member

Recognized for my leadership and service to my local community.