Dell Social Innovation Challenge: The Awards Presentation

Nanoly won 3rd place overall out of 1,800 teams and we won the Audience Choice Award! Thank you Dell, The University of Texas, and Silverback Enterprise Group for hosting this incredible global event!

The Award Show Venue in Austin, Texas! It’s gorgeous!

Me pitching Nanoly!

3rd place overall!

We won the Audience Choice Award, where people in the audience and online voted for their favorite project. Thanks everyone!

Standing next to the Nanoly billboard at the award show. This was such a cool poster! Wish I could take it home with me. Maybe I can convince Dell to send it to us…

Our team!

The Dell Social Innovation Challenge Journey: The Beginning

What an absolute thrill this past week has been for Nanoly, a company that started out as a fun project my friend Balaji and I wanted to do because of our passion for global health. We found out that Nanoly was selected as 1 of 5 finalists out of 1,800 projects for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Dell flew us out to Austin, Texas for the final event where we stayed at the gorgeous W Hotel. Our schedule was packed! Here are the highlights from the week! Thank you Dell and the organizers for making this such a phenomenal experience for us!

Day 1

After checking into the incredibly beautiful W Hotel, Dell surprises us with a gift package complete with a new digital camera and extra spending money!

I didn’t get a picture, but we also had dinner with John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods! He’s such an inspiration!

Day 2

Lunch with the founder of Texas Disposal Systems

Petting a rhino at the Texas Disposal Systems headquarters. They have a mini-zoo inside the landfill! How crazy is that?!

My first time feeding a giraffe! The giraffe lives on the Texas Disposal System property, right next to the landfill!

Target shooting clay disks! Beginner’s luck: I got 1 for 1

Day 3

Video/Photo Profile

Interview with Youth Radio

With the team getting ready to pitch Nanoly in the final round!

Another video interview for Nanoly!

Day 4

And still more video interviews!

Speaking on a panel about social entrepreneurship

Meeting Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell

1st place at the VC Taskforce’s Life Sciences Investor Pitch

Nanoly received 1st place at the Life Sciences Investor Pitch competition hosted by VC Taskforce! At the event, we showcased the strength of our company’s social innovation and global impact on improving vaccine access.