Ladies Patrons of Building: Meet the Inaugural Cohort of the FIU-Venture Miami Opportunity Program | FIU News

Technology Superstar ⏩ technology entrepreneur

What better than a digital menu to promote a new trendy spot? It was then that Sophronia McKenzie ’09 discovered that this type of menu was non-existent.

“You work in technology – why don’t you build this type of menu yourself?” she thought.

And that’s when a light bulb went out and VisuEats Imaging Solutionsthe one-of-a-kind catering and customer experience mobile app was born.

Born in Jamaica, McKenzie emigrated to the United States with just $100 under her belt, eager for a fresh start. McKenzie found a job as an IT project manager, which sparked her passion for technology. Today, she works as a senior IT project manager by day and creator of visuEats Imagery Solutions by night.

“As a project manager, I had to develop the discipline to be organized and manage tasks from start to finish,” McKenzie said. “With this discipline, I was able to build my startup from scratch; create milestones, work on monthly goals, and create strategies to build the business from the ground up.

visuEats Imagery Solutions aims to improve the dining and customer experience by presenting photos of a restaurant’s menu in a mobile application. Some features of the app include crowdPlease, a feature that provides suggestions to customers by featuring popular items; alertEat, allowing customers to filter the menu based on their dietary preferences or restrictions; and dineDime, which filters menus based on their budget. customer-review-visu-eats.jpg

“Our goal with visuEats is to make customers hungry when they look at each menu item,” McKenzie said. “We work with professional photographers to bring out the best in each of our partner restaurant menus, preparing the guest for a unique and delicious dining experience.”

“Being part of the Spring 2022 cohort of the FIU-Venture Miami Opportunity Program gives me the privilege of access and support,” she adds of the FIU-Venture Miami Opportunity Program. “I’m really excited about the doors and opportunities ahead of us!”

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