Jennifer is a former music teacher who loves to cook. With the Holman Prize, she would travel to Naples, Italy to train in the art of pizza making and open her own pizzeria back home.
Edward loves science fiction. With the Holman Prize, he would design a fragrance line for men and women with braille labels.
Sidney is passionate about technology. With the Holman Prize, he would set up a company called FitAbility that offers accessible fitness equipment for blind and visually impaired people.
Ness is finishing up her degree in journalism. She would use the Holman Prize to open a braille bookstore in Perth, for blind and Deafblind people to have easy access to hard copy braille books.
Sushil is passionate about activism and accessibility. With the Holman Prize, he would fund Empowerment through Entrepreneurship, which would help blind people in Nepal develop the tools they need to become entrepreneurs.
Sierra has worked with the Microfinance Club. She would use the Holman Prize to launch BrainPOP, a smart soda with low sugar, and amino acids that help with cognition and mind-body balance.
Miha enjoys music and computer science. With the Holman Prize, he would create an online store to sell small consumer electronics, with the goal of expanding to other products.
Marx Vergel plays acoustic and electric bass. With the Holman Prize, he would develop a device he created called VIsION with the goal of mass production. The product is a wearable AI device for the blind.
Angela volunteers her time mentoring blind youth. With the Holman Prize, she would begin selling her homemade beef jerky commercially, partnering with blind experts in consulting, marketing and sales.
Fernando’s work in social services has helped people across multiple continents. With the Holman Prize, he would teach blind people how to build accessible, low cost computers.