AMONG a strong field of contenders Baldivis man Ryan Beckmand’s start-up venture won an award in the 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever Awards.
The 22-year-old is a technical entrepreneur who transforms learning by using virtual reality, artificial intelligence and analytics.
His start-up Sciosity aims to improve education for high risk training sectors by integrating virtual reality.
Sciosity is undergoing early operations in Asia, with a combined sales pipeline exceeding $6 million by December 2017.
Mr Beckmand is currently working in the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) sector creating counter-narrative campaigns to prevent extremism, which he presented to the United Nations.
He won the inaugural Small Business Achiever Award from a strong field of nominees.
He was one of eight category winners announced on May 12 at the gala awards night held at the Pan Pacific Perth.
The eight category winners were:
Jessica Andony, 23 of Harvey –Agriculture Award
Alister Yiap, 29 of Nollamara –Arts and Fashion Award
Pavitra Aran, 26 of South Perth –Health and Wellbeing Award
Ryan Beckmand, 22 of Baldivis –Small Business Achiever Award
Jennifer Edwards, 27 of Geraldton –Young Leadership Award
James McCarthy-Price, 28 of South Perth –Environment and Sustainability Award
Curtis Luck, 20 of Woodlands –Sports Award
Dylan Collard, 24 of East Victoria Park –Community Service and Volunteering Award
Pavitra Aran was later announced as the 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year, chosen from the eight winners.