Inspired by a Latina Mom. Driven by a local orthodontist & loving husband.
Virginia Kawa loves movies. Growing up in Cali, Colombia, some of her fondest moments of her childhood were going to the movies with her mom, Maria. Virginia had big dreams and graduated from the prestigious La Universidad Santiago de Cali or USC (La Santiago) with a degree in Finance and International Business Administration. Post-graudation, Virginia came to the United States and put her education to work developing a successful career.
After getting married, she wanted her mother back in Colombia to come and live with her in Florida. Like Virginia, her mother loves the movies. Unlike Virginia, her mother does not speak English. So whenever the whole family would go to the movies, Maria would stay home. That's when Virginia came up with the idea of making an app that would allow her mom to come with them to family movie night.
Wanting to win the Son-in-Law of the year award, Virginia's husband, Dr. Larry Kawa stepped up to the plate. Although lacking any experience in app development, Larry set off on a journey to solve this problem for his family. Utilizing the skills he had learned building a successful orthodontics practice in Boca Raton, Larry started to put together the core foundation that is now TheaterEars. From putting together the core technology team to creating relationships with the major motion picture studios, Larry has setup TheaterEars with one idea in mind: bringing his whole family to the movies, regardless of language.