How it all started for OxiWear
It’s been three years since OxiWear won the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship pitch competition. On November 28, 2018, eight Georgetown students and alumni were chosen to pitch their business ideas in front of a live audience for a chance to win part of the $100,000 cash prize. It was the second year of the pitch competition funded by the Leonsis Family and Shavini Fernando was selected as the winner of the $30,000 grand prize for OxiWear (formerly known as O2Wear). This was the second time she had formally pitched her ear-wearable continuous oxygen monitoring innovation, after winning first prize and the People’s Choice Award at the CitiVentures Global Impact pitch competition.