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Startup Yale

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation

Finalists:

Alva Health: Alva Health is developing a real-time monitoring device to quantify the neurological symptoms of stroke in real-time. Team: Sandra Saldana-Ortega, PhD SOM ’17; Kevin Sheth, MD, Yale School of Medicine; Hitten Zaveri, PhD, Assistant Professor in Neurology: Ronald Coifman, PhD, Philips Professor of Math and Computer Science

Better Care: The Better Care application will teach physicians about implicit bias, its effects on health care, and social determinants of health in an interactive way in order to raise awareness of biases and increase physicians’ likelihood to contribute to addressing patients’ unmet social needs. Team: Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, YSM; Nicolas Munoz, YSM, Edward Dcruz SOM’18

MyHealth Ed: Real Talk is a mobile app that uses stories written by real teens to engage middle schoolers more than traditional health messages to help them learn about sexual

health topics. Team: Vichi Jagannathan SOM ’17, Elizabeth Chen, Christina Leos

navigatER: navigatER is a mobile application service that aims to improve the patient and caregiver experience during an emergency room visit. Team: Anusha Raja, YSM ’19, Daniel Shaw YSM ’18, Aishwarya Raja

Miller Prize

Finalists:

Alva Health: Alva Health is developing a real-time monitoring device to quantify the neurological symptoms of stroke in real-time. Team: Sandra Saldana-Ortega, PhD SOM ’17; Kevin Sheth, MD, Yale School of Medicine; Hitten Zaveri, PhD, Assistant Professor in Neurology: Ronald Coifman, PhD, Philips Professor of Math and Computer Science

Arix Technologies: By integrating robotics with advanced data analytics, Arix is reinventing the way corrosion is detected and analyzed in manufacturing plants with the potential to save billions in cost while providing significant improvements in safety and sustainability. Team: Dianna Liu SOM ’18, Bryan Duerfeldt YC ’17, Petter Wehlin YC ’17, David Weber SOM ’18

Charityvest: Charityvest is an efficient, fintech platform enabling a better giving experience for donors and lower cost fundraising for nonprofits. It is a next-generation funding channel for the charitable sector. Team: Stephen Kump, SOM ’17, Jon Koon

Happy Hour: Happy Hour is an app that lets students order from local restaurants while getting student discounts and rewards. Team: Kevin Tan YC ’17, John Chirikjian YC ’17, Jonathan Cameron

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize

Finalists:

Alectro LLC: Alectro aims to accelerate the transition to renewable energy by designing and implementing large scale solar projects. Team: Farouq Ghandour YC ’18, Omar Zaki YC ’18, Andrew Suite, Jon Langel

Kitchen Table: Kitchen Table is reinventing cooking for today’s busy lifestyles by making it easier for people to eat healthy meals at home with frozen, plant-based meals. Team: Zoe Lloyd SOM/FES ’17, Nilofer Ahmed SOM ’16

Powerhouse: Powerhouse is an energy technology that lets you reduce your carbon footprint and your utility bill. Team: Katrina Barlow SOM ’17

Turboarcjet: The Turboarcjet is an all electrical jet engine using arcjet technology, a technology used in the propulsion of satellites, designed to replace current generations of engines in commercial planes with a cleaner alternative. Team: Xavier Morin SOM ‘18

Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education

Finalists:

BridgeYear: BridgeYear delivers career exploration and support services that expose high school seniors to local, high-growth careers and empower students to develop a purpose for community college enrollment. Team: Victoria Chen SOM ’17, Victoria Doan

MOSAIC: A vocational training curriculum easily adopted in urban areas and refugee camps that gives refugees certification in their trained skill and provides a platform for loan distribution. Team: Arsema Thomas YSPH ’18, Marcus Ihemdi YSPH ’18, Luke Versten YSPH ‘18

Penta: Penta is a social venture that addresses limb disability in Vietnam, offering a transparent and streamlined model to collect used prosthetics in the U.S and working directly with local clinics and hospitals in Vietnam to repurpose the parts for disabled patients. Team: Victor Wang YC ’18, Trang Duong, Moises Escobar YC ’19, Henry Iseman YC ‘18

RxAll, Inc.: RxAll solves the problem of drug counterfeiting by providing a machine learning spectrometer and digital procurement platform to pharmacies enabling them buy and authenticate medicines for their patients. Team: Anna Hwang YC ’19, Wei Liu GSAS ’17, Ankur Kapadia SOM ’17, Amy Kao SOM ’17