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
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.