What Type of Accomplishments?
Accomplishments often come through many different modems. Through opportunities to push ideas at large organizations to fellowships, I’m grateful for future opportunities that have risen from such accomplishments.
The first section will be accomplishments that I have earned/received. The second section will be events I was invited to speak/represent at.
Forbes 30 Under 30: Education 2024 Finalist
Forbes 30 Under 30 is a prestigious list that recognizes the most influential and innovative young leaders in numerous sectors, who are transforming the status quo in their respective fields.
Out of thousands of nominations, only a few hundred finalists are chosen to proceed to the next steps of the selection process. I am honored and humbled to be among them.
MIT Solve | NestAI Receives Civic Action Challenge Semi-Finalist
MIT SolveThis is a prestigious list that recognizes the most influential and innovative young leaders in the education sector, who are transforming the way people learn, teach, and access education. Out of thousands of nominations, only a few hundred finalists are chosen to proceed to the next steps of the selection process. I am honored and humbled to be among them.
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Selected as 1 of 10 to Showcase AI in Education at Duke University Fuqua School of Business
NestAI's selection as one of ten presenters at the Fuqua School of Business Ideas for Social Good event was a tremendous honor. It was an opportunity to showcase the potential of AI in education to top corporations, including Boston Consulting Group and Adobe.
In addition, each acceptee received a 70% scholarship to any graduate program in Duke Fuqua School of Business, which is an incredible opportunity.
Tawfiiq Rawnak | Duke's Fuqua School of Business
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FloridaCollege/University Attending: Vanderbilt University Year In School When Selected: 2nd YearProgram of Study: Human Organizational Development and Engineering Science (Conc. in Eng. Management)
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Philantrophy Tank: Boundless Biotech Awarded Funding of $11,500
Philantrophy Tank is an organization that awards local projects for social good purposes. Out of more than 500 submissions, Boundless Biotech (now NestAI) was one of 7 projects to receive funding.
Philanthropy Tank Youth Changemakers pitch at Finals Event
Students present philanthropic program concepts that help address social issues in the community
Neural Avifauna Selected to Win Microgrant from NSF Labs
Neural Avifauna participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Incubator and throughout the 7-week course, individuals are given the chance to pitch an idea and receive up to a $7.5k microgrant. Neural Avifauna was selected for the microgrant, encouraging the following:
- Customer Discovery
- Future Experimentation with VIbration Sensing & Theraputics
- Prototype Building
Invited to Push Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) in Wall Street
I was part of a group that presented our innovative ideas and solutions to top Wall Street executives, highlighting our experiences with DEI initiatives and our passion for creating a more inclusive and equitable future. Companies that we pitched ideas to include:
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Keynote Invited Events
Invited to the GenAI Alliance Conference for Generative AI Innovation | Boston, MA
I was given an invitation to attend the GenAI Alliance Conference to raise dialogue on Generative AI being used in many different ways. I was given the chance to raise dialogue on its impact towards mental health.
Invited to the IBM Watson Generative AI | Boston, MA
IBM hosted a Generative AI event where their Watson technologies are able to assist with many founders using Generative AI in their products. As an invitee, I was able to beta test the platform with IBM.
Invited to Nas Summit Digital Creators Summit | Los Angeles, CA
I received an organization to encourage dialogue on how Generative AI can further advance the digital creator world. This was also a large learning experience with top creators in the LA area.