Student entrepreneur receives inaugural Nicol Internship

March 2012, Ottawa – VirtualEyeSee CEO and Founder, Natasha D’Souza, receives an inaugural Nicol Internship from the Nicol Entrepreneurial Institute at Carleton University  for her work on a virtual therapy app to support students with special needs.

Nicol Interns 2012

Nicol Interns 2012

“The Nicol interns personify the talent, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of Carleton’s extraordinary students,” said Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte. “Mentored by our faculty, they have developed winning strategies for success, not only on campus but in business.”

Natasha D’Souza, CEO and Founder of VirtualEyeSee.

Natasha D’Souza is an engineer, an award-winning entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of VirtualEyeSee. As a mother of a child with special needs, Natasha knew that there had to be a way to engage her child in learning and practicing the skills they were working on.  Natasha’s thesis for her Masters of Engineering at Carleton University was for the design of a virtual therapy app for children of special needs. Zeely Adventures was designed as a fun and engaging educational tool that encourages independent play through game-based motivation.

Nicol Entrepreneurial Institute at Carleton University
The Nicol Entrepreneurial Institute at Carleton University offers up $140,000 in funding each year to support up to 18 student entrepreneurs.  The $140,000 a year will be generated by interest on $3.5-million endowment fun contributed by the Wes and Mary Nicol Foundation and Carleton University.  Income generated by the endowment will support four to six Carleton students each academic term (12 to 18 students a year).

Please contact VirtualEyeSee for more information.

 

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