Emerging student entrepreneurs earn $3,000 in National Deaf Innovation Competition first round

  • Title: Emerging student entrepreneurs earn $3,000 in National Deaf Innovation Competition first round
  • Posted by: Andrew Greenman
  • Featured: March 11-22, 2019
  • Byline:Courtesy of Ryan Maliszewski
  • Description

    Gallaudet entrepreneurship students Malik Mikhail, Chinyere Ukwu, and Lorenzo Lewis were selected to the first round of the National Deaf Innovation Competition. The $3,000 they earned will support their customer discovery process for an application they are developing that supports improved accessibility for those with disabilities. Recognition also goes to IT students Robersy Delgado, Cameron Ethington, Mustafa Hussein, and Gary Taylor for making it to the first round as well with their teleconference autofocus software.

    All student teams will undergo a rigorous entrepreneurship training program through a collaboration effort between the Gallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and the Simone Center, where they will be eligible for potentially up to $50,000 with a grant from NSF I-Corps at the end of the competition.

    From left: Mikhail, Ukwu, and Lewis.

Posted by Andrew Greenman | Posted March 1, 2019 at 9:59 AM

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