Nurturing Innovation: UD Summer Founders Program Helps Students Build a Business

9 Sep 2020


Matthew Saponaro, the founder of A.I. Whoo, is a savvy CEO. In early 2020, his artificial intelligence company marketed its services to zoos, aquariums and other attractions. By using existing video footage, A.I. Whoo could ethically capture visitors’ engagement level and provide data and insight to improve outcomes.

But with the advent of COVID-19 in spring 2019, most venues closed.

Instead of looking for money-making behaviors, the University of Delaware student focused on disease-spreading behaviors that might cost them money.

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