Community Health & Vibrancy

The community health and vibrancy track is geared at helping both urban and rural areas engage their citizens, share information effectively and ultimately create stronger, more connected communities.

pilot competition finalists

AWSM (“awesome”) (New York City) teaches teens and their parents financial literacy by intertwining video content with actual full-service banking. Its banking products are designed to be safe enough for teens so that when they reach 18, they have had debit cards, tried credit cards, and learned how to manage debt and lend to their siblings.

Give Black App (Newport News, Va.) is the world’s first platform solely dedicated to the up-lifting of Black nonprofits, Black businesses, HBCU’s and other organizations that contribute positively to the Black community.  GiveBlack helps people donate to the causes and organizations that mean the most to them and enables founders and brands to find donors and partners cost effectively.

Healthify (New York City) builds the infrastructure to support social determinants of health initiatives at scale by managing accountable networks of community-based organizations and providing an interoperable technology platform that allows payers, providers and non-profits to coordinate care. By aligning stakeholders across social services, healthcare and the public sector, Healthify helps vulnerable people improve their health and wellbeing.

iSocial (Lawrence, Kan.) is a Zoom®-delivered group telehealth program that helps people with autism acquire the social skills needed to complete school, get a job and live independently. Developed by the University of Missouri, Columbia, and the Thompson Center for Autism, iSocial has proven effective in eight independent studies for higher-functioning individuals ages 8 through adult.

Kaizen Health (Chicago, Ill.) is a healthcare logistics company that removes transportation as a barrier to health equity. Its industry-leading platform and nationwide transportation network is used by health systems, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, senior living, in-home healthcare, non-profits and municipalities to enable everyone to access healthy-life resources such as clinical care, pharmacies, food, education and social services.

Kilter Rewards (Madison, Wisc.) is a mobile platform that gamifies healthy living and charitable giving, allowing users to raise money for their favorite charities within virtual wellness-based fundraising events.

Lab Me (Chicago, Ill.) offers home blood testing, a personalized dashboard for tracking markers and doctor reviews of abnormal results to give users a simple, effective narrative about their blood data that provides understandable information about their current health and what they can expect in the future. (Denver, Colo.) uses artificial intelligence to create a harmonized model for the planet, people and prosperity. Using artificial intelligence for good and leveling the playing field so every business can participate, can simplify interactions, remove friction and create great experiences while supporting the environment and the community.

Pulmonaer Analytics (Leawood, Kan.) powers Asthma Insight, a mobile platform that helps patients connect with their healthcare providers and gives them personalized education and action plans, enabling them to control their asthma anytime, anywhere.

REMOTELYME (San Diego, Calif.) offers a SaaS solution that improves trust, communications, and engagement for remote teams, REMOTELYME includes LEADWELL86’s neuroscience-personalized employee recruiting, engagement and wellness tools and can be integrated into collaboration solutions such as Microsoft® Teams, Slack®, and Zoom®.

TuitionFit (Davenport, Iowa) gives families the power to find the right college value and get the best possible price by crowdsourcing a “Kelley Blue Book®” of college costs. Users share financial aid award offer letters they receive, and TuitionFit anonymizes and organizes the data so anyone can find out exactly what prices similar students are being asked to pay in real time at colleges around the country.

pilot competition finalists

Unique to this track is a partnership with KMUW, Wichita’s NPR station. The program finalists will help improve the way information is distributed and communicated.

Civocracy (Berlin, Germany) is a CivicTech company providing technology and expertise for governments and organizations to better include citizens in decision-making processes, foster interaction between people and government, and enable effective collaboration on projects and policies between them.

ITsimple (Alpharetta, Ga.) helps communities provide services and engage with their customers in real-time and wherever people are – on their device, their social media accounts, or on the go – all from one user-friendly dashboard. We offer a turnkey solution with no IT investment required, so new customers can be up and running quickly and focused on producing content.