Nanoly Bioscience, the biotech company I founded in college, won 1st place in Social Innovation at the Intel Global Challenge on November 5-8! Nanoly develops polymers that enable vaccines to survive without refrigeration. The week-long competition was held at UC Berkeley and the Intel Headquarters in Santa Clara. Nanoly was selected to represent the USA in this challenge. There were 28 teams competing representing countries from Russia to Mexico to Bulgaria to China.
As a student at UC Berkeley, I would see banners for the Intel Challenge around campus each year. I always dreamed of being a part of the competition and being selected to represent the US. It was such a joy and honor when I found out we were chosen earlier this year!
Thank you Intel for this incredible opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs from around the globe!
My badge + the competition booklet with descriptions of all the teams and bios of the judges.
Banner for the Intel Global Challenge at the Haas School of Business.
On stage presenting in the finals at Anderson Auditorium at UC Berkeley
We won 1st Place in Social Innovation and The Audience Choice award
2.1 million people die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases because of accessibility problems. Nanoly’s technology enables cheap, convenient, and safe delivery of vaccines to anywhere in the world.
I’ve been working with graduate and undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and University of Colorado School of Medicine on this project. Help us get funding! We are competing in Dell’s Social Innovation Challenge.