Carys Cares, Thorne Prize Winner, 2023
Carys Cares is the award-winning social enterprise based in Indonesia committed to stop the pity-party, and embrace our Down Syndrome community.
The Educator Wellness Project, Thorne Prize Winner, 2022
The Educator Wellness Project supports well-being and retention of teachers through individualized wellness coaching, small group healing circles, and social-emotional learning resources. Recent news: They have coached over 600 educators, and are partnered with 35 schools across the country. They provide personalized coaching for their educators and staff and currently have 50 trained Edwell coaches on the team.
Sprxng, Thorne Prize Winner, 2021
Sprxng is the first, reusable menstrual product that includes a treatment for menstrual pains. The product was engineered with menstruators in humanitarian settings such as refugee camps, menstruators in rural settings, and menstruators with disabilities in mind. Recent news: Sprxng was recently awarded the Pozen Social Innovation Prize that is awarded to a solution that improves the lives of women and girls. They have been selected as 1 of 10 teams to join the inaugural cohort for MIT Solv[ed] youth innovators cohort.
UrPharm/Pills2Me, Thorne Prize Winner, 2020
Urpharm aims to facilitate access to authentic drugs in sub-saharan Africa by providing a platform by which patients can easily locate these drugs, compare prices between pharmacies and purchase the drugs with just a few clicks. Pills2Me is a pharmacist-founded pharmacy delivery service that picks up your prescriptions from any pharmacy and delivers to you in as little as 30 minutes. Recent news: Pills2Me joined the Techstars NYC Class of Spring 2022 and recently partnered with Google, receiving a $150,000 non-dilutive cash award, up to $100,000 Google Cloud Credits, and access to Google’s resources to help take them to the next level.
EdSightful , Thorne Prize Winner, 2019
Edsightful is an application that helps schools more effectively run their instructional coaching and teacher evaluation programs. Recent news: They are continuing to work with many of the same schools and districts and have added some new districts this year.
EasyEC, Thorne Prize Winner, 2018
Easy EC is an award-winning tool to help young people access emergency contraception.
BridgeYear, Thorne Prize Winner, 2017
BridgeYear delivers career exploration and support services to high school seniors. They provides “career test drives,” pathway mapping, and traditional mapping to navigate community college to gain employment or transfer to four-year colleges. Recent News: To date, they have also reached over 650 educators to provide resources and training. Recently, they have hosted the first in person Postsecondary Conference , in collaboration with UpSkill Houston.
Spring, Thorne Prize Winner, 2016
Spring Health is an AI-enabled online mental health clinic for employee mental wellness. They have been featured on NBC News, Crain’s, Forbes & STAT. Recent News: They have been named one of the “Next Big Things in Tech” by Fast Company—and are the only mental health company celebrated for leading the way in technology this year. They have also recently been named one of the world’s 50 top private venture-backed companies disrupting the status quo. In 2021 , Spring Health received a $190 million series C at a $2 billion valuation, making CEO April Koh the youngest woman to run a unicorn.
Khushi Baby, Thorne Prize Winner, 2014
Khushi Baby focuses on tying tradition with technology to uplift community healthcare, especially reproductive and child health (RCH), for underserved populations in rural India. The vision involves scaling across India and building a digital integrated community health platform which covers all national programs. Recent News: Over the last 11 years they have grown into a 65-member team, now serving as the nodal Technical Support Partner to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan. Khushi Baby was recognized as one of the winners of Marico Innovation Foundation’s Innovation for India Awards 2023.