Winners

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize Winners

 
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Concha Aquaponic Solutions

Alexia Akbay, Yale School of Public Health '19; Nicholaus Johnson, Yale School of Public Health '19; Gracie White, Yale College '16

Concha is developing a saltwater aquaponic system capable of growing both White Pacific Shrimp and the red macroalgae Asparagopsis taxiformis. These two products together have the potential to both improve the quality of and significantly reduce the environmental impacts associated with current beef and seafood production.

 

Miller Prize Winners

 
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Snackpass

Jamie Marshall, Yale College '19; Kevin Tan, Yale College '17; Jonathan Cameron

Snackpass is an app that lets you skip the line, collect points and send gifts to friends. More than 80 percent of Yale students use the app, and the company has expanded to its second campus, Brown University. Its goal is to achieve 80 percent penetration at over 100 colleges.

 

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize Winners

 
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Penta Innovations

Victor Wang, Yale College '18; Henry Iseman, Yale College '18; Trang Duong, Brown University '18

Penta is a nonprofit social venture that repurposes used medical equipment for amputees in developing countries. The company plans to launch first in Vietnam, working with local partners, and will likely expand to other markets in Southeast Asia.

 

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation Winners

 
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Raise Green

Franz Hochstrasser, Yale School of Forestry '18; Matthew Moroney, Yale School of Forestry '18; Kwasi Ansu, Yale School of Forestry '18; Josh Constanti, Yale School of Forestry '18; Mikaela Bradbury, Yale School of Forestry / Yale School of Management '20; Jason Warrington, Yale School of Forestry / Yale Law School '19

Raise Green is a financial technology company to crowdfund a green and just future. It aggregates small investments to provide equity into project finance companies. This offers investors a market rate of return while financing projects that provide social and environmental benefits.

 

Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education Winners

 
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Easy EC

Nicole Gusman, Yale School of Public Health '18; Robby Cowell

Easy EC is a web-based tool to help young people access emergency contraception. The user answers a few simple questions and its algorithm returns best-fit options based on self-reported factors, timing, user location, state regulations, and local resources. Both the website and app versions are free and confidential.

 

Audience Choice Awards & MIINT Award

 

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

EnvisionEd

Emily Burchinow, Yale School of Management '18; Joan O’Neil

EnvisionED is a credential auditing software for K-12 public school districts. EnvisionED’s software automates the credential auditing process that today is
completed manually. This ultimately allows districts to reduce full-time equivalents (FTE) and better allocate their resources to provide the highest quality
education to students.

Audience Choice

Miller Prize

Visionairy Health

Moustafa Amin, Yale School of Public Health '19; Moritz Graule; Matthis Bloch

We're building an A.I screening solution that can distinguish between normal and abnormal chest x-rays. When our solution clears an image as normal, it is
eliminated from radiologists' workflow and sent back to the referring physician. If our solution detects abnormalities, we forward it to a radiologist for further review.
This allows radiologists to focus their time examining abnormal images.

Audience Choice

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize

Binocular Health

Tejas Kataria, Yale School of Management '18; David Rosenthal, Yale School of Medicine; Alexander Josowitz, Yale College '21; Calvin Chen, Yale College '20; Amar Patel, Yale College '21

A consumer device that allows patients to monitor their vital health signs such as blood pressure, oxygen levels and cholesterol using retinal images. In the next phase of our idea, once we have a substantial database of images, we want to correlate symptoms observed in patients with disorder to identify markers using artificial intelligence.

Audience Choice

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize

Concha Aquaponic Solutions

Alexia Akbay, Yale School of Public Health '19; Nicholaus Johnson, Yale School of Public Health '19; Gracie White, Yale College '16

Concha is developing a saltwater aquaponic system capable of growing both White Pacific Shrimp and the red macroalgae Asparagopsis taxiformis. These two products together have the potential to both improve the quality of and significantly reduce the environmental impacts associated with current beef and seafood production.

Audience Choice

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation

Resource Access Mapping Project (RAMP)

Luisa Graden, Yale College '20; Gabriel Saruhashi, Yale College '20; Ashley Odai-Afotey, Yale College '21; Helena Wippick, Lab Manager, Social Cognition Lab; Andrew Daniels, Yale School of Medicine '21

RAMP (Resource Access Mapping Project) is a freely accessible, multilingual digital platform connecting New Haven residents to social services, community
programs, and public resources. It also aids providers in making more effective referrals to decrease barriers to information access and improve social determinants
of health.

MBA Impact Investing Network & Training
(MIINT) Award

Curvatur

Julian Huang, Yale School of Medicine '21; Anoop Galivanche, Yale School of Medicine '21

Curvatur is revolutionizing how back pain patients are managed in the United States. Our suite of clinical decision support tools distills data and insights from decades of spine surgery research to help physicians and surgeons better evaluate which patients will have successful and effective surgeries.