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Orai Language Speech App Founder Danish Dhamani Show 052




Welcome

 

Today we are interviewing Danish Dhamani on this show 052. Danish is the founder of Orai a language coaching app.

 

The app has been featured in Fast Company, Wired Magazine, and Venture Beat, now on the Listenup show startup entrepreneur podcast and will also be featured on the front page of our appssmarter.com website.

Orai is an early-stage startup based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their mission is to give people across the world the confidence and skills to speak more powerfully when on stage, in front of a room, or even in everyday life.

Orai is an easy to use app, using both on-demand speech and video artificial intelligence that provides you with targeted insights on your speech. For example, the enterprise software has been used in the life sciences industry—but used by any professional in various industries to help boost sales and reps to close more business by leveraging the machine learning algorithms which automatically evaluate a sales pitch on parameters such as content, confidence, clarity, tone, and energy.

 

Danish founded the company while in college as an engineering student

 

Danish was born in Pakistan and was raised in Tanzania,

 

So what are we going to learn on today’s show:

 

How a first-time entrepreneur and college engineer, built an app

 

Using both artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) to help people hone and solve their public speaking skills considered one of the largest fears in the world: public speaking.

 

Leveraging and improve your speech and sales with machine learning enterprise software to improve your business sales with on-demand speech and video technology.

 

Improving your speech and sales with enterprise software

 

We talk funding raising through various competitions:

• Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup 2nd Place Winner, May 2017

• Drexel Business Plan Comp, Nov 2016 – 1st Place

• GSEA Pitch, Nov 2016 – 2nd Place

• IBM SmartCamp, Nov 2016 – Finalist

• TechCrunch DISRUPT San Francisco, Nov 2016 – Presentation

• Shark Tank Auditions, Jun 2016 – 2nd Round

• PittJohnstown Live, Jun 2016 – 1st Place
• Baiada Business Model Comp, Jun 2016 – 2nd Place

• Oh-Penn Pitch, Apr 2016 – 1st Place

• Recess Pitch, Apr 2016 – 3rd Place

• Startupalooza, Mar 2016 – 3rd Place

• College Pitch Philly, Feb 2016 – 2nd Place

• Drexel Startup Day, Nov 2015 – 2nd Place

• PennApps Hackathon, May 2015 – Top 10
That’s over $50,000 in cash, credits, and prizes.

 

He tell’s us why he started his business.

 

 

How you can actually improve speech from content, structure to diction.

 

We talk sales his and how your speech can increase your sales.

 

We talk about the several articles published on Orai like Fast Company, which had international reach. Others included:
Oraiapp.com has been featured in VentureBeat, Fast Company, (and) Wired, and that really helps build an international reach and customer credibility for users. We were getting thousands of new users every day, people from all sorts of backgrounds and people reaching out to me on LinkedIn, offering their services, offering partnerships.

These a sample of some of the articles written on Orai:

FastCompany: Learn How To Love Talking In Public (And Stop Saying “Um” And “Like”) With This New App
JUNE 05, 2017
VentureBeat: Orai app uses AI to help you become a better public speaker
MAY 06, 2017
Karissa Fleming: Orai App Review
MAY 06, 2017
Philly.com: A Microsoft contest could earn this Drexel speech-coaching start-up $100K
MAY 04, 2017
Microsoft: 2017 U.S. Imagine Cup Winners announced
APRIL 20, 2017
Drexel NOW: The Drexel Students Who Can Fix Your Fear of Public Speaking
APRIL 17, 2017
The Official Orai Blog: Why we created a public speaking app
MARCH 21, 2017
Philadelphia Business Journal: Spotlight on smartphone app Orai
MARCH 16, 2017
New Learning Times: Before You Make That Speech, Check Out Orai
MARCH 10, 2017
The University City Post: Meet Orai – Your personal speech consultant
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Drexel College of Engineering: Student Develops App to Aid Public Speaking
FEBRUARY 01, 2017
Technical.ly Philly: The 20 most exciting startups in Philly right now
JANUARY 30, 2017
Technical.ly Philly: Pay attention to these 2 language-oriented Drexel undergrad startups
JANUARY 18, 2017

 

another article published in Wired, and that really built their credibility.

 

Startup Round

 

Partnerships – Toastmasters International

 

Orai 2.0 coming out at month end August 2017 – refining Orai and adding more benefits and features.

 

What is the big vision for Orai. In the next five years,?

 

Fast Pitch

 

Favorite book: Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris

 

who do you use to host your website: Square Space

 

We know your favorite app: Oraiapp.com now featured on appssmarter.com
quote or mantra:

 

Who does he attribute his success:

 

The secret to his rise and what has contributed most to his success to date:

 

His best business advice that he has received:

 

Wrap up round

 

Three main take aways:

 

How can people stay in touch

 

what is your philosophy in business, family and life –

 

what guides you most on this entrepreneurial journey?


tags: AI, artificial intelligence, VR, Virtual Reality, app development, public speaking, coaching,
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Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology Online Shopping vFit Show 029

Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology Online Shopping

Startup Student Entrepreneur’s, vFit


What will we learn today

How to startup.  Process and steps to becoming an entrepreneur.

The vision for vFit.

Founders background, the role of team and coming together.

I speak with Savanna Leavitt, Co-Founder, and her other four Co-Founders of vFit an online shopping technology for shoppers.  Savanna is a student enrolled in the Biomedical Engineering program at Drexel University with a focus on Biomechanics and Human Performance. She was raised in a very rural area of Maine.  Savannah’s mother is entrepreneurial and runs her very own beauty salon with a line of makeup she has branded, Savannah learned a great deal about entrepreneurship and being passionate about what you do from her mom. Savannah has always been intrigued by the sciences and how things worked and she found her interested in a medical degree at a young age, that’s when she discovered biomedical engineering and as they say she was hooked. Since beginning at Drexel, her interest grows in her major. She feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with this diverse group of individuals for the development of vFit. The idea is something the group of five co-Founders has dreamt about since they were young, and now the excitement rises as they will bring their idea to the public for use.  You should all keep up with their progress of the online shopping design and technology for shoppers like you.

The CMO will be overseeing the marketing, graphics and client relations department. This role guarantees that the application is well advertised, designed as well as aesthetically pleasing and maintains a rock solid reputation for meeting the user’s criteria.

Startup Entrepreneurs, Online Shopping for Shoppers.

vFit: sizing charts, online shopper, guessing the size of clothes across different brands and styles. the best way to decide on an article clothing is to try it on, and let’s be honest trying on clothing can be exhausting and impossible if you’re buying online! has recognized the frustration most people feel when it comes to choosing the right size and style and is trying to change that.

create 3D models of human bodies, technology will use the anthropometric dimensions of the user and create an avatar like a model

The idea is to help resolve a problem:

Use existing photographic technology to create realistic images with legitimate dimensions.
With these images create three-dimensional models of an individual’s body from the accurate photographs taken
Create holographic projectable images with the 3D models.
Long-term beyond 10-week span
Create a better shopping experience
Reduce theft
Save customer time and trouble
The vFit design will use body scanning technology to scan the body of the user and create a 3D model of it along with dimensions. By using this technology the user will be able to project the holographic image into a mirror to display how an article of clothing will appear in one’s body.

With this technology, the process of trying on clothing can be properly simulated to make it more efficient for the online shoppers. With the time spent shopping in stores greatly decreasing, online shopping will be more user-friendly with the technology available to be able to simulate trying clothing on from home. vFit is expected to make the process of finding a clothing size easier as the sizes in stock and best fit for the body dimension projected will be provided. So, if you are tired of non-fitting clothes and constant returns, this is the right solution for you, a stress-free experience!

Visions/vFit

vFit is the revolutionary new application that will change the way people shop forever. Have you ever ordered clothing online and then received it in the mail only to find out it wasn’t what you thought it would be or just didn’t fit in general? Or have you ever been in the store and unsure if you should purchase something because you didn’t know what it would look like paired with something you already owned? Well vFit can do all that for you. Using virtual reality and metrics software this app can tell you exactly what that cute sweater will look like on you, because we are not using avatars, but instead take a video or picture of yourself and that piece of clothing will be displayed so you can see yourself from all angles and have confidence that what you are buying online will look the same when you receive it at home. Not to mention you can browse multiple catalogs and mix and match it with clothing that already exists in your closet. Never be afraid to buy clothes online again with vFit.

Resources relied on by startup entrepreneurs: GoPro, Autodesk,
Holographic Imaging, Adobe, SmartPhone, Anthropometric Measurements

 

Riddhi Ameser, Co-Founder: freshman computer engineering major at Drexel University from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Born into a family of computer engineers, from day one technology, innovation, and thinking.  One day aspires to be a leader who can manage her employees and effectively communicate from a technical and mechanical standpoint. She is honored to be a part of this team.

CEO is also responsible to oversee the board as well as develop and maintain relationships with business partners.  To ensure the business side of the application is prosperous by developing the best strategies to make sure that vShop is able to compete with similar apps on the market and take a hold of the total market share.

Juliana Kocibelli, Co-Founder:  born in Germany and raised in Albania, a small and beautiful country in Southeastern Europe. She is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University with a concentration in Tissue Engineering. Always been fascinated by science and technology. Since I was very young I wondered how the heart pounds continuously and how the brain can control the body and make it function. With the years passing, the interest for science grew even more, especially when she was first introduced to Biology and Chemistry. That was the point when she started to realize that she loves studying the human body and serving the society by developing technology that would help people live a better life. Being part of a project like vFit she says is very exciting to her because it is a technology that she has always wanted to have access to, so why not create one!

So you should like and support the idea of vFit design as much as they do.

The CFO will be overseeing the finance and legal teams.Must manage the company’s finances to keep the operation afloat as well as searching for new outlets and sources of revenue allowing for future expansion and development of the application.

Joti Saha, Co-Founder: freshman enrolled in the Biomedical Engineering program at Drexel University. She plans to major in Biomechanics and Human Performance. Born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to a small suburb outside of the Philly area at a young age. She is passionate about dance and trained in an Indian classical dance form, called Bharatnatyam, for ten years.  Her team fundraised for underprivileged kids in India with their annual charity shows. This experience has brought me closer to my future aspiration of making a difference in the world and helping others. Aside from dance, I became fascinated with math and science during my years in middle school. Around that time, my dad was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and needed a pacemaker implant. The surgery was successful and he gradually recovered. Since then, the marvels of this heroic device forever piqued my interest. With more research, I found a deeper appreciation for the amount of time and effort put into this intricate, yet small device. It was fate when I discovered biomedical engineering. During my time here at Drexel University, I have become more aware of global and household problems. With that being said, I look forward to developing vFit with my team and eager to see where this project will take us. I hope you find our design useful and interesting.

The COO’s role is crucial to the day-to-day operations of the application as well as overseeing the human resources department. The duties of this role include setting up meetings, making sure that things run smoothly among the different departments as well as internal and external deadlines and goals are being met.

Ada Wang, Co-Founder: currently a freshman enrolled in the College of Engineering program at Drexel University with a focus on Mechanical Engineering.  She was born in Newburgh, New York and moved to a very suburban area in Lancaster, PA.  Growing up she enjoyed watching and playing sports, such as basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and golf. Her parents are co-owners of a Chinese restaurant. Because this was a family business, Ada grew up at a very fast age, mentally. Through the work experience and through the constant hardship that her parents had to suffer, as well as the fact they did not have the option to go to college, she fully devoted myself to take advantage of the opportunity to go to school and to choose a major that I felt fulfilled not only my interest in designing but also to make my parents proud. Through the courses that she has taken at Drexel, Ada slowly begun to find what really made her special and thus given the amazing opportunity to attend college, she also feels truly blessed to have met such an amazing group of women engineers who not only share the same passion as her but as excited to present their design: vFit. So join them on a journey that will change the way you shop today!

The role of the CTO is to work with IT and R&D departments and to make sure that the app is working and giving the user the best experience possible by using the most cutting edge technology. Initially, the CTO will be in charge of the massive data migration that will be taking place between the partnered clothing companies and the application’s platform.

Mission Statement

While some may consider shopping to be one of their favorite hobbies, others dread just the mere thought of being in a department store for more than 5 minutes. Over the years, online shopping has provided some relief to those who hate stepping into the mall; however, it has yet to fully satisfy all of its customers. With over 25% of all items bought online, returned, nearly 80% of that being clothing, it seems as if trying to pick a size on an article of clothing shouldn’t have to be a gamble for your money. With the wide variety in sizing charts among different brands, some with more generous size charts and others less so, it is almost impossible for an online shopper to feel confident guessing the right size across different brands and styles. Not to mention, in-store shopping can take up too much time and energy. But if there was a mobile application that ensures both fit and quality, would you believe it? LAWKS Graphics is proud to introduce vFit, an application designed to accommodate the needs of consumers and the gap within the clothing industry. As of today, there are virtually no applications that allow an individual to see how a piece of clothing would look on them in real time. vFit brings the live shopping experience to you, whether it be in the office, home or public. vFit is the way the next generation will shop. *

How to keep in touch with the Co-Founders of vFit:

Stay in contact with Savannah Levitt, Co-Founder  :  sll327@drexel.edu.
Juliana Kocibelli, Co-Founder : jk3287@drexel.edu
Joti Saha, Co-Founder  :  js3936@drexel.edu
Ada Wang, Co-Founder :  aw695@drexel.edu
website: https://vfitweb.wordpress.com/