We filmed for Penn State's new start-up tv show - The Investment - and it broadcasted in early May! You can watch on WPSU at this link:
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We pitch starting at 11:14.
Us co-founders pitched on March 1 to a panel of 3 judges about our Big Idea for the future of AR in K-12. We were one of 7 finalists selected from around Pennsylvania (and the only student start-up to make it!) and though every company was well-deserving, we ended up taking third place. This funding will help us in our mission to build the next best thing in K-12 education!
"Our team is creating immersive reality applications to disrupt traditional educational practices. They will integrate effective teaching methodologies to increase student comprehension and engagement. One day, we envision to be the next Khan Academy for 3D learning,” Elaine Demopolis, Co-Founder of Rain Reality, explains the vision behind Rain Reality. This article written by Hannah Rose Mendoza goes into what drives the co-founders everyday and how these women in tech are doing something different and unexpected. Check out the article through the link below!
3D Print.com Link
We are excited to end this semester strong with a Happy Valley LaunchBox graduation! Thank you for all your help and resources - it's made a world of difference!! Congratulations to the other startups as well! Check out this article about graduation night and how Rain Reality is tackling big problems in education.
Centre Daily Times article link
Other graduating startups:
Visionese Musical Minds What's Poppin Stockd
Our team received the First Place prize for their work at HackPSU Fall 2016!! We combined the tools of the Microsoft Hololens and IBM Watson Analytics to develop a way to connect college students with relevant information from their classes using artifical intelligence.
Hack Team: Ria Bhatia, John Fodero, Sahil Mishra, Alex Ohadi, and Molica Sin
Collegian article link
After a month of heavy development, our team designed and built a mixed-reality learning module for the Microsoft Hololens device which we called the "Evolution of Earth." Attendees at the Immersive Reality Symposium came from both industry and the university, and we were able to show our Demo to dozens of individuals visiting our table.
We presented our Evolution of Earth demo on the mixed-reality device the Microsoft Hololens to Penn State alumni & friends at the Ohio State President's Tailgate. Elaine pitched to the audience after being introduced by the President, and we even got to watch the game in the President's Suite!
The Co-Founders were invited to attend the Invent PSU Venture/IP Conference on October 6, 2016 after winning the Invent PSU video pitch competition. After Ria pitched to a live audience, we were awarded a check carrying $2500 in investment funding, which was our first funding source!
PSU News Article