Wollongong startup founders Brennan Hatton, 25, and Rick Martin, 28, are not only celebrating a recent move to Washington DC.
Overnight they were named in a prestigious list by being included in Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs 2019.
The two young innovators co-founded a business called Equal Reality which recently launched in Australia. They were then invited into the Halcyon Incubator with their US based team in September.
Halcyon is an organisation that runs a program focused on supporting and growing national and international social enterprises in Washington DC.
Equal Reality is bringing diversity and inclusion training into the 21st century.
The virtual reality training provides an experience that enables users to see the world from the point of view of other genders, races and ability-level.
It is considered an effective way to learn because virtual reality has a 75 per cent retention rate, creates memories and produce measurable data.
It is also accessible and can be easily provided on demand.
“What an unbelievable honour to be listed as Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur with Rick,” Mr Hatton said.
“I would like to thank all the people who have helped get us here”.