Issue Area: Health & Wellness

Brendan Wang

Brendan is a student at Michigan State University studying supply chain management. He is on a mission to help people live happier, healthier, better lives through innovating to uplift people and the planet. He invented the Boka Band while in high school, which helps people achieve their goals by wearing them on their wrist. His …

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Jake Roach

Jake is an undergraduate student at the Michigan State University-Eli Broad School of Business. He plans to graduate in 2021 and is majoring in Marketing with a minor in Real estate investment Management. In high school, Jake owned and operated a car detailing company and managed 2 e-commerce dropshipping stores. In college, he wanted to …

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CAPNOS aims to help people breathe better with a safe alternative to vaping. The CAPNOS Zero satiates oral fixations by providing a pressurized hit of air along with a flavored mouth tip to provide a similar experience of vaping/smoking.


Neelika Chakrabarti and Sagar Menon of Citta will address student suicide in Mumbai, India by creating a safe space where students will learn to acknowledge their feelings, which are often ignored given the stigma attached to mental health. They hope to increase the use of therapy among adolescent students.

Sagar Menon

Sagar Menon is an engineering undergraduate who keeps a keen interest in research and tracking macroeconomic trends. He is an astute observer of the global socio-political landscape. Sagar keeps a keen interest in marketing and has led a team for the Google Online Marketing Challenge and was placed among the top 30 globally. He enjoys …

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Neelika Chakrabarti

Neelika Chakrabarti is a third-year Computer Science student at MPSTME, NMIMS University. An avid MUNnerand debater, she has had the honor of representing India at Harvard World MUN(Montreal and Spain)and has been the second runner-up at the Harvard youth leadership conference. She was also the founding member of TedxVileParle.She was the Research and Development head …

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Igem uses earthenware water pots to trap debris, viruses, and waterborne pathogens to provide clean drinking water to households without the addition of any substances or chemicals.

Judith Lurit-Michael Lawrence

Judith is committed to identifying her community’s most pressing issues and dedicating herself to the identification of unique and efficient solutions to problems that she stands for. Judith is always in the search for cost-effective ways of ensuring lasting solutions to challenges such as health care problems and peace advocacy problems in her country and …

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Emily Otoo-Quayson

Emily Otoo-Quayson is a final year student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She reads civil engineering and is most passionate about connecting the dots in her major of study to solve peculiar challenges around her in the simplest way. She served as a head prefect in her high school and …

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Sumati Joshi

Sumati is passionate about women having access to, and educational resources for, best hygiene practices so that they can realize their ambitions. She founded Mission SanScar and volunteers with NGOs with this aim. With a background in engineering, work experience in niche consulting firms and an enthusiasm for design thinking she hopes to address pressing …

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