Yitaek Hwang
Yitaek Hwang Venture for America Entrepreneurship Fellow, Leverage startup
Duke University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

“My GCSP project was “Lowering the Cost of Corrective Eyewear from Eye Exam to Buying Glasses.” I led a small startup that designed and built self-adjustable eyeglasses to address the 702 million people living with uncorrected refractive error around the world. These glasses have been tested and distributed in over 8 countries across 4 continents. GCSP not only pushed my engineering education, but also allowed me to explore entrepreneurship and global health to maximize impact. Building on this experience, I am currently serving a two-year entrepreneurship fellowship with Venture for America in Baltimore, working at an Internet-of-Things startup called Leverege.”