Origin: NY | Grant Awarded: 2015 | Status: Active

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What is Scopio?

Scopio is a social image agency that streamlines the copyright process for user generated images and videos. Their proprietary search engine can source, license, and sell high quality commercial images within minutes, at 1/100 of the cost compared to traditional photo agencies.

Company Leadership

Christina Hawatmeh

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Christina received her Master of International Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on Technology. Hawatmeh launched Scopio, formerly Protestify as a social experiment, in Columbia’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program through Columbia Business School. She is an Amazon Web Services two-time Grantee, a Mozilla Firefox Fellow, a Gather Fellow, and a Tech Boss Finalist. She earned her BA in Middle East Studies and International Affairs from George Washington University, and has work experience at Columbia University’s Global Center in Amman, Venture Capital in Turkey, in politics, and Tribeca Film Festival. Christina is passionate about storytelling, and the future of user generated visuals, that are changing the way we see and interact with the world.

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