Michael is passionate about inclusivity in the beauty industry. With the Holman Prize, he would market his company, Visionary Cosmetics, a makeup brand with braille labels, and vivid color descriptions.
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.
Francis is a community psychologist. With the Holman Prize, he would fund the training for fifteen blind people to receive guide dogs in Uganda.
Shon has completed in dancing competitions and talent shows. With the Holman Prize, he would open Blind Rhythm Dance Studio, to teach dance to blind and low vision individuals.
Kevin enjoys travel. He would use the Holman Prize to fund Blindness without Barriers, which would bring a blindness-positive philosophy to underserved communities.
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.
Peggy is a musician. She would use the Holman Prize to explore the music scene in various cities across the world, evaluate accessibly of the locations, and log the experience on social media.
Matthew plays the accordion. With the Holman Prize, he would create Blind Guy Travels, an immersive 3D audio podcast that allows listeners to experience different locations worldwide through sound.
Natalie loves yoga and Sarina practices jiu jitsu. With the Holman Prize, they would create an online platform that focuses on blindness awareness and accessibility training for employers and organizations.