Our founders are a father and son duo with an engineering, creative, and entrepreneurial background.
DAMOLA IDOWU (CEO)–Serial Hip Hop Entrepreneur, Artist, & Journalist. Enrolled full-time studying Mechanical Engineering and Economics at Syracuse University at 16. He won Engineering Design Competition At Howard University at 18. Created Superhero Rap at 19 with Da Great Deity Dah. Products will reach over 30 countries across 5 continents with over 1 million plays on YouTube. At 26 pioneered the intersection of Hip-hop and Business with Owners Illustrated Magazine going on tour with 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Coining and trademarking the term Hustlenomics. It will reach over 20,000 points of sale. He created the Hip-Hop and technology magazine Toyz at 31.
WOLE IDOWU (CTO)- Carnegie Mellon University Electrical and Computer Engineering Grad with 2 Minors In Business at Age 20. Thiel 20 Under 20 Finalist, CNBC Documentary 20 Under 20 Transforming Tomorrow, and High School Graduate at 15. EA Games Employee at 18. He is also a current software engineer.
Advisor Drew Davidson-Director Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories across texts, comics, games and other media. He is the Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Toyz Electronics is an Upprize semifinalist in the BNY Mellon and Innovation Works social innovation challenge.
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