GEM Receives 2022 Presidential Award for Excellence in promoting STEM

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Eric Adolphe, JD.

I-Corps Participant Team number 1846

Eric has a BE in Electrical Engineering from City College of New York and is a 2001 Cum Laudegraduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. A. Eric has 30 years of Public Sector experience as a civilian and CEO. Eric was founder and CEO of OPTIMUS Corporation, a middle market company specializing in defense and homeland security technology. Initially funded with a pocket full of credit cards, OPTIMUS grew from a one-person consultancy in 1992 to a 400-person firm with approximately $100 million in annual revenue in 2006. Eric served as PI of 18 SBIRs and is the first African American Tibbett’s Award Winner. Eric is a serial entrepreneur and the visionary behind Gabriel the Robocall Blocker, an NSF Funded SBIR product. As the time of this writing, Mr. Adolphe raised $970K in funding from angel investors for the NSF funded SBIR. Mr. Adolphe served as the I-Corps Industrial Mentor (IM) for Team number 1846.