Riley Ellingsen, ESTEEM '22 | heARsight (B2C Physical Products)

Describe your company: heARsight glasses are smart glasses that subtitle conversations in real-time. Our mission is to empower d/Deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) individuals with innovative tools that contribute to better speech comprehension and an overall better quality of life.


Target Industry: Consumer electronics

What is your role in the company, and please list team members' names and their current role in the company: Riley Ellingsen (Co-founder & CEO), Danny Fritz (Founder & CTO), Macy Hopkinson (CMO), and Callie King (Embedded Systems Engineer)

Why did you apply to Race To Revenue? What are you hoping to get out of this experience? We are excited to participate in R2R to continue building upon the momentum generated through the McCloskey competition to achieve our near-term goals of developing a functional prototype and raising our pre-seed round to support that development. We look forward to connecting with key mentors and advisors who can help us get closer to bringing heARsight glasses to market, thereby equipping d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals with tools that can enhance their abilities to communicate.

Has there been someone who has helped you with your venture so far? The members of our advisory board, IDEA Center staff and my ESTEEM mentor, John Vernon.

What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically? Hardware product road maps, acoustical engineering and fundraising.

Fun fact: We're originally from four different time zones!