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Binghamton University graduate students awarded entrepreneurship grants by Broome County

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Broome County awarded recipients of a countywide entrepreneurship grant program, which will help fund a student start-up business.

The recipients were unveiled on Friday. They are all graduate students at Binghamton University. One recipient is Matthew Gill. His startup is called Enhance VR, a company based on virtual reality.

The other recipients were Hazell McKenzie and Zhuri Outland, who are working on AdamaDoll. Outland and McKenzie said AdamaDoll works to produce specialized dolls to assist children who may have suffered from abuse.

Outland said the grant money will go a long way.

“We have this idea and we want to keep researching it more and we’re trying to find out what’s going to work out best for the most kids, what colors gonna make the kids happy, things like that,” Outland said.

Each grant was $5,000.

Grace Gagnon

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