Past Events and Winners
1st place -Zid Zid
Zid Zid is a web-based platform designed for children (ages 3-6) to discover the world through play and languages, together with their parents. Recent research shows the optimum time to learn languages is before the age of 6. Zid Zid removes the barriers that prevent parents from exposing their young children to world languages. We leverage technology to provide the best in early childhood education to any child, anytime, anywhere.
Lead: Moulay Essakalli Website: www.zidzid.com
2nd place -Peep Game Comix
Black Nerds (Blerds) are one of the fastest growing markets in the comic book industry and yet we are still the most under served. That's why I created PeepGameComix.com.
Our digital comic book platform carries close to 200 Black owned comic books fro an amazing community of creators.
We have over 500 registered users who support our creators by purchasing digital downloads that can be read via iPhone, iPad, Kindle and other digital devices.
Our goal is to create an app version of our website that we'll introduce to Libraries across the country. We'll also introduce it to the booming mobile tech market on the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa where access to book stores and libraries are hard to access.
Lead: Imani Lateef Website: www.peepgamecomix.com
3rd place -Sport Testing
Our goal is to utilize the most accurate laser testing system in the world that is already well established in the Canadian hockey industry and the NHL for the benefit of all athletes through multiple sports. This technology will bring the most accurate testing standards in the world that currently does not exist in the United States. We have positioned this model well after proving the validity of the Sport Testing model for the last 15 years as well as gaining traction working with 9 teams in the NHL including the Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Philadelphia Flyers. With the data that we have accumulated so far, we are in the stage of providing predictive models for hockey and are certain that the same can be done for football as well as many other sports beginning with basketball, baseball and lacrosse. There are aspects to this model that we believe can transcend the recruiting industry and drastically enhance the difficult jobs of coaches across the country, but also help athletes gain the type of exposure that they do not have now.
Lead: Glenn "Shemmy" Schembechler Website: www.sporttesting.com