Hult prize 2015
Hult prize is an international pitch competition funded by the Clinton Foundation with 1 Million Dollar Prize. It also serves as a premier social impact enterprise competition.
Our pitch was to double the income of a million people in six years by teaching people in urban slums the skills of outsourcing work. We proposed we would build a computer set for $35 including $5 micro-controller called CHIP that had internet and bluetooth capability.
We could take this set into refugee camps around the world and teach people data entry, a highly valued automation service for the developed world and app production.
We tested the setup in Boise, Idaho with the refugee community and found it was received well.
With this information, more feedback from Boise business owners, community partners, and a highly polished pitch we went San Francisco to pitch in the second round.
This class is helping me develop a pitch and business model for an empathy driven device to connect more people to their support groups. This wearable device will operate independent of social media and deliver intentional messages of care and encouragement. A safe person will send a message through their app to the wearer who will feel a buzz, heat or some other indicator. The wearer can check their phone to see who sent the message or continue knowing simply that someone was thinking of them. The goal is to provide positive messages and to re-imagine how we communicate empathy and connect with others through technology.
- Idaho Academy of Engineers (won Gold)
- Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit
- Idaho Pitch Event (University of Idaho)
About the video: The product is designed to bring out the best in us. One of our case studies is how to effectively motivate student athletes when they are preparing to compete.
Forbes Under 30 Summit
I attended the Forbes 30 under 30 summit as a selected "Forbes Under 30 scholar" and scholarship recipient.
The under 30 summit is committed to innovation and networking. And I attended with about 3,000 attendees from industry, academia and international business. This scholar program is open and University of Idaho students can and should apply next year.
Some of the events and speakers I learned and heard from:
- Serena Williams
- Kevin Durant
- Venture Capitalists
- Pitching Competition
- Meet and greet with other students from across the country
Because of my public speaking opportunities, jobs and internships I have been able to start a small coaching business for other students. I have served 20+ clients as of early 2020.
Students sign up on my website at camilleeddy.setmore.com and we have a phone call for about 40 minutes to an hour. I have been able to mentor students as far away as Nigeria and Jamaica!
We will discuss a variety of topics including:
- Student Clubs
- Robotics Projects
- 3D printing
- Public Speaking
- Designing a Career
- LinkedIn and Resume tips