Hofstra Law third-year student Seema Rambaran won Second Place and the People’s Choice award in the 2018 Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge for her tech startup Lawdio, a service that provides audio recordings of cases for law school students to listen to anytime, anywhere.
Seema, along with Reza Yassi 3L, was one of 10 finalists to advance to the final round, which was held on April 20 at Hofstra’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.
Seema received $21,000 — $6,000 in prize money plus summer incubator space at the Digital Remedy offices in Manhattan and a digital marketing package with a total value of $15,000 — for winning Second Place and $500 for capturing the People’s Choice award.
“Participating in the Challenge helped me to take an idea in my head and make it a reality,” Seema says. “I worked with talented, dedicated staff and mentors at the Center for Entrepreneurship, and they really pushed me to think through my business idea and refine it. My advice for young entrepreneurs is if you have an idea, don’t hesitate to jump in and start working on it. Sometimes we think we need to have all the answers and resources before we get started, but really we only need the drive and determination to get the ball rolling.”
The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge, now in its sixth year, is administered by the Hofstra University Center for Entrepreneurship and was made possible through a donation by Hofstra Trustee Mike Seiman, CEO of Digital Remedy.
View the final round of the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge on YouTube. (Seema’s presentation starts at 51:55.)