Catalyst 2020 Finalists
MindRight Health, Objective Zero Foundation and Pilleve are the 2020 Catalyst finalists, and will be awarded grants totaling $175,000.
Catalyst aims to accelerate the innovations of early-stage social entrepreneurs using wireless for health and wellness solutions. The program received applications from organizations across the country using wireless technologies such as remote healthcare, IoT devices and wearables.The 2020 Catalyst winner will be awarded a grant of $100,000, with the second and third-place entries receiving $50,000 and $25,000, respectively.
- MindRight Health: Culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, live mental health coaching over text message for teens in underserved communities. MindRight has served more than 600 young people in New Jersey, New York and D.C. and plans to scale its business throughout the Northeast region. Learn more.
- Objective Zero Foundation: A mobile app connecting service members, veterans, their families and caregivers to a nationwide network of peer and civilian support through text, voice and video chat. Objective Zero has users in all 50 states, with Ambassadors concentrated in states that have larger numbers of veterans and military installations such as California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Colorado and Alaska. Learn more.
- Pilleve: A smart, secure pill bottle and smartphone app that monitors and screens for opioid abuse and addiction. Pilleve helps patients and care providers identify high-risk patterns and intervene in real time. Pilleve serves patients in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts and Washington, and it is preparing to launch in Connecticut, D.C., Oregon and Virginia. Learn more.
Objective Zero Co-Founder Justin Miller
Ashley Edwards, CEO, MindRight Health
Catalyst finalists were selected from a group of semifinalists by the Catalyst Advisors, a team of experts in the fields of wireless technology, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and health. The highly competitive first round included applications from across the county, addressing a variety of health and wellness issues, including veteran mental health, opioid addiction and dementia. From remote health care to IoT devices and wearables, these organizations are using wireless technology to solve real issues.
- CareBand: A wearable for patients with dementia. CareBand tracks real-time indoor and outdoor location, provides socio-behavioral indicators of disease progression and presents AI-based analysis of activity patterns to help identify early changes in health condition. Learn More.
- CoachMe: A free digital health coaching platform designed for those on Medicaid or without insurance. CoachMe provides Americans fighting against chronic disease a remote health coach through mobile technology. Learn More.
- Protxx: A wearable sensor that enables precision balance tests and information flow on sports and other head impact injuries to manage fatigue, impairment, injury and disease. Learn More.
A grants program for social entrepreneurs accelerating wireless innovation for health and wellness.