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Creator of ‘Doctor Dyslexia Dude’ graphic novels takes home $10,000 Project Pitch It prize


Shawn Robinson

Oshkosh resident Shawn Robinson has taken a issues he’s faced in his individual life and turned it into a enterprise that assists help younger children. Robinson and his spouse have created 3 “Doctor Dyslexia Dude” graphic novels, which convey to the tale of a youthful Black superhero who has Dyslexia.

On this week’s episode of Job Pitch It, Robinson and his Medical doctor Dyslexia Dude organization won the $10,000 Project Pitch It Award.

Robinson graduated from superior school reading through at an elementary faculty amount thanks to his struggles with Dyslexia. He expended the next 18 decades of his life further more educating himself to be in a position to help provide little ones. He is now a senior investigate associate in Wisconsin’s Fairness and Inclusion Laboratory, a dyslexia consultant and a member of the Board of Directors with the Worldwide Dyslexia Association.

“My wife, Inshirah, and myself are on a mission to be capable to give little ones hope and empower them through literature… to allow them to see them selves as obtaining a reward and permit them to see on their own as resilient,” Robinson said.

The first e-book in the sequence has bought 7,000 copies in 4 many years. Just after 10,000 copies of the initially ebook are bought, the organization ideas on donating 20% of proceeds to the Global Dyslexia Affiliation.

Robinson wants to continue on making his model and is thinking of bringing on a publicist to his workforce. He’s also worked with UW-Oshkosh journalism department learners to pull collectively a launch system.

Burlington people Vijay and Beth Narayanan and their firm The Farmstead took house the Jendusa/UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Award this 7 days. This features entry to workshops, programming and assistance providers which includes expense assistance and mentoring from UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Centre, additionally $5,000.

The Farmstead is a relatives-owned sustainable farming procedure that provides new produce to clients on a “veggie bus.” In its fourth calendar year of operations, The Farmstead grows 60 kinds of fruits and veggies. Clients can also come across produce from The Farmstead at place farmers markets.

“What we have noticed in the previous number of decades is how persons shop for greens and generate has seriously altered,” Vijay Narayanan stated. “With the advent of on-line browsing and home supply providers, we discover ourselves finding pushed out of the ‘go to the farmers market’ veggie niche. The veggie bus is our resolution to this increasing industry.”

The Narayanan household ideas to increase the number of neighborhoods they bring the veggie bus to and to current market the veggie bus as a local community function that clients can bring the total family to.

Eau Claire entrepreneur Brian Graff and his firm Photo voltaic Forma were presented the American Family members/We Energies Award which contains $1,500 in funds and mentoring from a We Energies chief to assistance all areas of the business, such as marketing, IT, human means, and finance.

Solar Forma’s “E-Cacia” solar tree

Photo voltaic Forma is a item designer and producer of renewable power technologies. The enterprise pairs artists and designers with leading solar technologies.

“We use the processes, the designs and the designs of mother nature to give modern options and defeat engineering difficulties. We can make our products and solutions in shape into human scenescapes,” Graff claimed.

Solar Forma’s “E-Cacia” solar tree is the company’s flagship merchandise. The solar tree is intended to appear like a tree that can be identified in the African Savanna. It can present 3.5 kilowatts of carbon-free of charge electric power.

Photo voltaic Forma’s solutions are meant to compliment all-natural spaces and supply an improved aesthetic. The business only presents business products and solutions at this time but is doing the job on residential options.

Graff explained the business will use the prize cash as manufacturing cash to grow their capacity of items.

Challenge Pitch It airs Saturdays at 10:35 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin on WISN-Tv Channel 12. BizTimes Milwaukee is a media spouse for Project Pitch It.



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