University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Students Win Charleston Area Alliance Thrive Competition


Charleston, WV – On Tuesday, December 5th University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) second-year student pharmacists, Koffi Amegadje, Rawlings Ebot Enow and Stephanie Turner won the Charleston Area Alliance Thrive entrepreneur competition for their product, VoixRx.

Thrive is a competition supporting local entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs took the stage to present their crowdfunding pitch campaigns and community members then casted votes to support the idea, product or business they felt was most deserving of the investment. VoixRx received the most votes and the team was awarded a cash prize which will be used to finalize and launch the team’s project in the upcoming months.

"Winning this competition is just the beginning of a long journey for us,” explained Koffi Amegadje. “Being entrepreneurs is not an easy task, and this is a sign that we are working on a great project.”

Rawlings Ebot Enow stated, “It is truly not easy being a pharmacy student and an entrepreneur at the same time, but we will continue working hard to make a difference in the health care industry.”

I’m very excited about our win at Thrive and also very grateful for the opportunity it provided for us to present our business idea to the community,” said Stephanie Turner.  “I’m very passionate about this project and look forward to continuing this journey of working on VoixRx.”

VoixRx is a new communication method between pharmacists and patients. Patients can choose to get their medication instructions in a specific language and receive it as an audio file. PriduX LLC has prototyped a fully-working version of VoixRx, which is a two platform (website and app) service designed to solve language-barrier issues associated with medication compliance.

Amegadje, Ebot Enow and Turner are also amidst competing as finalists in the WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition for the same product. The final round of the Business Competition will occur on April 20, 2018 at West Virginia University where each team will present their final business plan and an oral presentation to a panel of judges. The winning team will receive a $10,000.00 award in addition to business, accounting and legal guidance in order to start their business in West Virginia.