kumi

black innovator

entrepreneur, developer, and designer studying at columbia university focused on building technologies that push humanity forward

Guiness
Guiness World Record Attempt (Pending)

Fastest 10 consecutive solves of the Fifteen Puzzle

Sika
Founded Sika

Stealth fashion-technology venture

2018

Chenfou
Debuted Chen Fou AW17 Collection

Chen Fou is a concept streetwear brand focused on uplifting and affirming Black identities

Twitter
Twitter Software Engineering Internship

Developed machine learning model to increase efficiency in detecting abusive content on Twitter platform

2017

Guiness
Acted in First Theatre Performance

Played Elmore in August Wilson's "King Hedley II"

Columbia
Matriculated to Columbia University in the City of New York

Pursuing bachelor's degree in Computer Science (Intelligent Systems Track)

2016

Poncho
Joined FinTech Startup as Employee #1

Poncho (Acquired) made intelligent assessments about your insurance portfolio

Startx
Entered Stanford University's StartX Batch

StartX accelerates the development of Stanford's top entrepreneurs through experiential education and collective intelligence

Treehacks
Won second place at Stanford University TreeHacks

Developed Fabric, an application that uses the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion, and Myo to create a virtual world to manipulate objects for 3D printing

2015

Chesscademy
Chesscademy Becomes the World's Largest Chess Education Site

Over a million learners around the world use Chesscademy to learn chess. Time and Yahoo cosign

Cmu
Won first place at Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge

Awarded first place and $4,000 for Chesscademy

Ebay
Won second place at Ebay Opportunity Hack

Developed Santa, an application that helps the local non-profit Family Giving Tree simplify their distribution process of gifts to thousands of underprivileged children in the San Francisco Bay Area

Bitcasa
Won first place at Bitcasa CloudFS Challenge

Developed Sentinel, an application that uses a laptop webcam to create an in-home or business security system and automatically uploads recorded data to the cloud

Meta
Won first place at Meta Augmented Reality Hackathon in San Francisco

Developed Pulse, an application that uses the Meta Glass, an Augmented Reality headset, in tandem with the Eulerian Video Magnification algorithm to determine an individual's heart rate by just looking at them

Yc
Entered YCombinator Education Accelerator

YC provides founders with seed funding, access to the world’s largest community of edtech founders and investors, and a network of experienced partners and educators who support startups throughout their lifecycle

2014

Chesscademy
Founded Chesscademy

Chesscademy is a fun and easy way to learn chess

2013