Eli Erlick, Claremont, CA – Trans Student Educational Resources
Trans youth-led organization transforming the educational environment for transgender and gender nonconforming students through advocacy, empowerment, and policy change.
Khari Menelik, San Francisco, CA – #IGottaMakeItAcademy
Online video lessons teaching inner city youth how to start a business and develop life skills.
Daquan Oliver, Santa Monica, CA – WeThrive
A mentoring program matching college students with low-income youth to teach life skills through entrepreneurship and develop leadership.
Kimberly Souza, Menlo Park, CA – Hand Hero
Innovative, low-cost hand splint that aids recovery for post-surgery burn patients with hand injuries in the developing world.
Lisa Curtis – Kuli Kuli
Nutrition bars and powders made from the superfood, moringa, to improve health in the US and support women farmers growing moringa in the developing world.
Ritankar Das – Dascena
Machine learning algorithms applied to save lives by predicting sepsis in hospital patients.
Amit Gandhi – Sensen
Portable, simple, and versatile data collection products using remote sensors to evaluate efficacy of international development innovations in the field.
Peter Gault – Quill
Free, open source, game-like online learning to help middle and high school students improve writing skills and logical reasoning.
Jacob Savage – Concrn
Cloud-based social service network connecting individuals suffering from homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance abuse with volunteer civilian responders.
Ben Simon – Imperfect Produce
Distribution and delivery of fresh but “ugly” produce to prevent food waste and make produce more affordable.
Rachel Sumekh – Swipe Out Hunger
Campus-based program combatting hunger by donating the value of unused meal plan “swipes” to food-insecure people in the community and building awareness of local homelessness.
Maya Varma – iBreathe
Ultra-low-cost smartphone-based pulmonary function analyzer that measures lung function and assists in the diagnosis of respiratory illnesses.