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Speech Empowered

A mobile application that helps users find a stronger, more effective voice through daily warm-ups and new voice analysis tools.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Software
  • Location Bronx, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013

Company Summary

Speech Empowered is an iOS app that helps the user find a stronger, more effective speaking voice through daily warm ups. Using new research and technology, Speech Empowered analyzes your voice and tailors the exercises to your needs. Our website offers online training sessions with Vocologists and subscriptions to a wide array of voice training videos. Join the Speech Empowered lifestyle and improve your confidence, credibility & effectiveness.


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    Katrina Degel
    Partner and CTO

    Katrina Degel, a final year graduate student at NYU Steinhardt in Music Technology and a professional vocalist and voice teacher, is in charge of the initial software and technological design. Katrina is in charge of managing the website and app programming team as well as programming herself, research regarding the effectiveness of our app, and designing future concepts including upgrades and new analysis tools.

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    Brian Gill
    Partner and CCO

    Brian Gill is a very successful professional vocalist and voice teacher, as well as full-time faculty at NYU Steinhardt as Director of Vocology. His expertise in vocal pedagogy and the use of software in the teaching studio is key to developing these programs. Brian is our Chief Content Officer and a founding partner.

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    Partner and CEO

    Mitchel Elsen spent most of his professional life as an advertising executive in global ad agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy, to name a few. In 2007 he founded TRS, a digital ad production shop, which he sold in 2012. In 2013 he launched RAZR in New York as an innovation content company, where he is currently President.
    At Speech Empowered, Mitchel is responsible for marketing, sales and general growth.