Mobile Sign Language Systems CEO, Jason Gilbert took home the prize at the Eastside Innovation Campus Business Pitch Competition on June 4th. Mobile Sign Language Systems has developed smartphone software that translates spoken English into a video of sign language in real time. The software is designed to help deaf people, who often struggle to communicate with their counterparts in the hearing world, most of whom do not know sign language. Jason Gilbert mentioned during his 3-minute pitch that he was motivated to create the software by his friends who are deaf and realized the real need. As the winner, Mobile Sign Language Systems will receive an engagement of up to $50,000 in business acceleration services, a one-year incubator lease at SPARK East and a package of additional start-up services including a one-year chamber of commerce membership. Mobile Sign Language Systems will be moving into SPARK East within the next few weeks.
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