Romanian startup Oculus, which developed Mitra glasses, won the fifth prize within AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship competition, hotnews.ro informs.
Oculus has earned a EUR 10,000 grant and business development consultancy. The startup will receive mentoring sessions from the CEOs of the Executive Board of the American Chamber of Commerce AmCham EU.
Oculus attended also the Entrepreneurial Competition Junior Achievement ‘Company of the Year 2016’, where the startup won the Award for IT excellence in Europe.
“This award will change the course of our project. More importantly, it will help us bring Mitra glasses faster to the market to reach those who need it the most. Mentoring is a fantastic opportunity for us,” Tudor Popa, CEO and developer Oculus.
Mitra glasses are a device that provides help to people with visual impairments while moving, using built-in sensors and efficient algorithms.
AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award is an award given by AmCham EU in collaboration with JA-YE Europe. It aims to identify young people who are in the startup phase of their business and have a business concept with strong growth potential. The jury was impressed by how the startup combines technology with social purpose.
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