Cyndx thanks the companies and CEOs who pitched at our Cyndx Insights ‘Shark Bait’ webinar, and the esteemed panelists who provided their opinions and feedback on each pitch.
Special congratulations to Yom Woldemichael, CEO of International Scholars and the winner of a Cyndx Raiser run!
Yom grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, before attending Stonehill College in Easton, MA. He graduated last year with honors, two degrees, and the realization that, as an international student, “I landed that opportunity with a lot of luck.”
Even as a high-performing high school student, Yom had struggled to navigate the flood of forms and tests involved in United States’ college application process. By late 2014, after applying to almost twenty schools, he learned he was eligible for only five.
Yom eventually won a full-tuition scholarship to Stonehill. Now, he wants to help other students like him, and has created International Scholars to offer a simple, three-step application process for international students hoping to seek higher education in the United States.