2019 Rising Star: Ria Dubey
Co-Founder and CEO
At the age of 17, Ria Dubey has two patent pending inventions and a mobile app to her name. She is using her creative passion to inspire young women in Detroit and rural India. As the founder of inventrepreneur.me, she is focused on closing the intellectual property gap through actionable programs.
Ria’s goal is to begin to close the gender gap by coaching high school girls through a 10-step repeatable process that develops ideas into patents, thereby monetizing creativity. Her initiative will allow high school girls to focus on exploring their ingenuity, patenting ideas and generating wealth one idea at a time.
She has matured inventrepreneur.me based on what she has learned attending summer programs in entrepreneurship, investments, business and coding at Stanford, Harvard Business School and University of Michigan. She helps underprivileged young women “cash in their idea” and help change the world of intellectual property inequality. She is working to help underprivileged high school girls monetize their ideas and be the change-agents in their communities.
Ria is successfully raised funding and created partnerships with other nonprofits to grow her program, but needs some help so she can reach more girls across the world.
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Nhu Te is senior content manager at Fundraise Up, the AI-powered online donation platform for enterprise nonprofits. In her work, she focuses on helping nonprofits create more impact through personalized donor relations, digital fundraising and thoughtful use of technology.