*CANCELLED!* Student Changemakers: A Peer Panel on Social Impact

Event time: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dwight Hall Common Room See map
67 High Street
New Haven
Event description: 

This panel has been cancelled. 

From bikes to physician bias, and from frozen meals to chilled vaccines, this panel has it all! Come join us Thursday, March 2nd from 5-6pm to hear the stories and visions of five unique student entrepreneurs. Our panel captures the perspectives of innovators at every stage of the start-up process, from early-stage innovators receiving their first rounds of funding, to later-stage ventures on the brink of a launch, and an organization preparing for national roll-out. Panelists will share stories of how they began, their plans for growth, the challenges they face, and their visions for the future. A light reception will follow.



Max Jordan Nguemenitiak (YSM ’20) – BETTER – 2017 Aetna Foundation Directors Award Winner

BETTER Care is a mobile application built to address implicit physician bias in patient care and improve standards of care for patients prone to structural vulnerabilities.

Nya Holder (YSPH ’18) – BE ART – 2017 InnovateHealth Yale Directors Award Winner

BE ART (By Empowering Awareness and Respect, I Transform) provides after-school programming to create safe spaces for open dialogue and skill-building around self-care in social and emotional wellness.

David Hutchinson (SOM ’17) – Bike City – 2016 Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grant Recipient

Bike City leases conventional and electric bikes to companies in an effort to boost the number of urban bike commuters.

Zoe Lloyd (SOM ’17) – Kitchen Table – 2016 Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grant Recipient

Kitchen Table makes it easy for people to eat healthy meals in under 15 minutes at home with frozen, plant-based meal kits available in the grocery store.

Alile Conant (YSPH ’18) – Energize the Chain – 2016 GAVI INFUSE Innovator

Energize the Chain leverages electricity from remote cell phone towers to power and extend the vaccine cold chain infrastructure.


Onyeka Obiocha, Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, InnovateHealth Yale

Event Type: 
Event Source: 
Dwight Hall Institution
Open To: 
Graduate Students
Community Members