2019 PRIZE Winners

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize Winners

 
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Green Gear Supply Company

Russell Heller (Yale College), Monika Dharia, Alan Yu

Green Gear Supply Company has designed a business around the pressing environmental issues of plastic and carbon dioxide pollution. To fight plastic pollution and reduce carbon emissions, they engineered a sugar-based poncho with a carbon-negative lifecycle to serve as an initial product in their effort to create a portfolio of bioplastic or plastic-alternative products.

Miller Prize Winners

 
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PREPARED

Michael Chime (Yale College), Dylan Gleicher (Yale College), Daniel James (Yale College), Neal Soni (Yale College)

PREPARED is a one-touch mobile alert system that is placed in the hands of trusted faculty at schools. PREPARED allows the school’s emergency response to be instantaneous and decentralized, while also streamlining the process of contacting authorities. In an emergency situation, seconds are lives, and clear, dynamic communication is vital.

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize Winners

 
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OnTrack Rehab

Brian Beitler (Yale School of Medicine), Mrinal Kumar (Yale College alum), Pong Trairatvorakul (Yale College alum), Holly Zhou (Yale College alum)

OnTrack will help doctors better diagnose and rehabilitate patients with concussions. It has three components: a virtual reality headset with eye tracking and motion detection; a physical balance board with adjustable stability, which tracks center of gravity; and a cloud platform that collects and synthesizes the data.

Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education Winners

 
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EdSightful

Chris Cutrona (Yale School of Management)

EdSightful is an education technology solution that helps schools and districts more effectively manage their instructional coaching, teacher observation, and teacher evaluation programs. The tools allow users to conveniently collect data and visualize these data in an easy-to-use dashboard so that they can make more informed decisions about supporting teachers.

 

Audience Choice Awards & MIINT Award

 

Audience Choice
Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education Winners

EdSightful

Chris Cutrona (Yale School of Management)

EdSightful is an education technology solution that helps schools and districts more effectively manage their instructional coaching, teacher observation, and teacher evaluation programs. The tools allow users to conveniently collect data and visualize these data in an easy-to-use dashboard so that they can make more informed decisions about supporting teachers.

Audience Choice

Miller Prize

Typogram

Hua Shu (Yale School of Art)

Typogram is the first design tool built exclusively for typographic design with new font technologies, advanced styling features, and artificial intelligence.

Audience Choice

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize

Hypnos Technologies

Vivek A. Rajarathnam (Yale School of Public Health), Jason Lu (Yale College), Hans Bartenstein, Lewis Jones, Ajintha Pathmanathan

Hypnos is developing an in-ear, wearable EEG and ECG that is non-obstructive, discreet, and attractive to any user who wears earphones and would like to concurrently have real-time brain activity monitoring and feedback of measured variables to improve their cognitive performance and overall well-being.

Audience Choice

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize

Hand Me Up

Jatin Batra (Yale School of Management), Cyndi Chen (Yale School of Management), Melissa Mazzeo (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies / Yale School of Management)

Hand Me Up is a children’s secondhand marketplace that scales informal exchange networks like hand-me-downs. Hand Me Up sells through an online store, subscription boxes, pop-up events, and physical shops. By making secondhand shopping convenient and fun, the team helps parents save time and money, reduce textile waste, and shift mindsets around consumption.

MBA Impact Investing Network & Training
(MIINT) Award

Hand Me Up

Jatin Batra (Yale School of Management), Cyndi Chen (Yale School of Management), Melissa Mazzeo (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies / Yale School of Management)

Hand Me Up is a children’s secondhand marketplace that scales informal exchange networks like hand-me-downs. Hand Me Up sells through an online store, subscription boxes, pop-up events, and physical shops. By making secondhand shopping convenient and fun, the team helps parents save time and money, reduce textile waste, and shift mindsets around consumption.