Ahwatukee Students Gives Winning Presentation at Innovation Summit
An eighth-grader at Keystone Elementary Montessori in Ahwatukee recently won the $500 grand prize for his pitch of a mobile startup at the Innovation Arizona Summit.
According to the Akwatukee Foothills News, Sushil Sudhaker made his winning presentation on the app GLTYR, which stands for Give Life To Your Reality. The mobile app combines the worlds of multimedia to create spot commercials for individuals. The app was actually created by Sushil’s father, Dr. S. Sudhaker, but the middle-schooler has been interning with his father’s company, the newspaper reported.
“As an intern, I create voice-over commercials for prospective customers and I help with the website,” Sushil told Ahwatukee Foothills News.
The innovation summit was a joint collaboration with the Arizona SciTech Festival, the MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix and the Arizona Commerce Authority. According to the article, the goal of the event is to allow attendees to engage in discussions about science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Sushil’s presentation was part of the open mic competition, where a panel of judges picked four companies at random to make their pitches in less than four minutes. Sushil pitched GLTYR in just two minutes to secure the grand prize.
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