Skandalaris Center announces six finalists for 2021 Global Impact Award

Late last month, the Skandalaris Center announced this year’s finalists for the Global Impact Award. This award, founded in 2013, may present the finalist teams with up to $50,000, thanks to a donation from Suren Dutia and Jas Grewal.

The Global Impact Award was established in order to support the passions of Washington University students, recent alumni, and postdoctoral researchers who are creating ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact.

Caregather makes the life surrounding health bolder and brighter by connecting patients going through serious medical incidents to their closest circle and broader network. Tripp Brockway (AB ’12) and Michael Offerman, AB/MBA ’13. 

Cedars Health, Inc. provides minimally invasive procedures using their biocompatible implant, which mechanically compresses the prostate to dilate the urethral channel.  Raphael Chung, BS ’20, and Kevin Park, BSBE/MSBE ’20.

Golden Roots Essentials is an all-natural toxin-free skincare line with ingredients derived from the African continent. Fanta Kaba, MBA ’21. 

LFR International creates scalable networks of emergency first responders in a resource-limited setting without formal emergency medical services. Zachary Eisner, BS ’21, and Peter Delaney, AB ’18. 

Pareto is a direct-to-consumer women’s apparel brand founded on the principle that women wear 20% of their closets, 80% of the time. Jessica Landzberg, BSBA ’17, and Olivia Bordson, BSBA ’15. 

Qilo is an energy solutions company and energy supplier that charges consumers transparent rates and helps them make smarter energy decisions using a mobile application. David Brost (School of Engineer & Applied Science ’12). 

Congratulations to the finalists! The winner of the Global Impact Award will be announced on April 27, 2021, over Zoom.

Find the original Skandalaris post announcing the finalists here. Also, watch the video of finalists reacting to their selection above.

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