Akoio is honored to be a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE). The certifying body, DisabilityIN.org, returned the honor by making Bill Schiffmiller, CEO of Akoio, a semifinalist in its 2022 DOBE Perfect Pitch Challenge.
In this video, Bill describes how Akoio has “reimagined the everyday necessity of hearing batteries” for millions with products and services designed with hearing aid users in mind. Of course, the Akoio mission also prioritizes soundscape management. Managing soundscapes improves sound wellness and hearing health for everyone — whether they use hearing aids or not.
DOBE opens its Perfect Pitch Challenge to all certified DOBEs. Each submits a short video describing their company and their mission. The committee narrows all of the submissions down to just six semifinalists. DisabilityIN shares the videos with its community on LinkedIn. The video with the most follower votes automatically advances to the final round. Then, the committee selects two other DOBEs to be top-three finalists. While Akoio did not progress to the final round in 2022, Bill is still honored to be recognized. The event serves DisabilityIN.org’s broader mission of encouraging supplier diversity through increased awareness and access.
To learn more about this year’s competition, visit the Pitch Perfect Challenge page at DisabilityIN.org.