Jhillika Kumar, co-founder of Mentra
Bachelor of Science in Computational Media
Conner Reinhardt, co-founder of Mentra
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Social Affect Class
With an 80% unemployment charge amongst neurodivergent people, Mentra founders and Georgia Tech graduates Jhillika Kumar and Conner Reinhardt are working to shut that hole because the world’s largest neurodivergent employment community.
One in seven folks worldwide are neurodivergent, together with Kumar’s brother, who, regardless of being nonverbal, can write poetry in a number of languages and talk through typing.
“Georgia Tech continues to push the boundaries of innovation daily. Personally, Tech pushed me to go above and past my courses to attach with college, pursue analysis within the Faculty of Interactive Computing, communicate at TEDxGeorgia Tech, take entrepreneurship programs with CREATE-X, and attend Grace Hopper as a keynote speaker the place I shared my ardour for incapacity advocacy. All this is able to haven’t been potential with out the unimaginable mentors at Tech who believed in me and fostered my ardour to serve others,” Kumar mentioned.
With a 97% one-year retention charge, Mentra has linked dozens of people with new jobs by partnerships with 31 universities and employers in each the private and non-private sectors. Together with assembly Kumar by TEDxGeorgiaTech, Reinhardt credit Georgia Tech for setting him up for fulfillment upon commencement.
“Whereas Georgia Tech might not include a location within the coronary heart of Silicon Valley or Ivy League connections, it stands aside in forging scrappy entrepreneurs for a motive. My path at Tech was not linear. With back-to-back break day for a solo change to Australia and an eight-month internship at Tesla, I appreciated the chance to get out in the actual world and construct each my confidence and talent set as an engineer. Georgia Tech’s wealth of alternative is just not a one-size-fits-all, and that’s what makes it particular.”