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PKG Fellowship and IDEAS Alum, Amrita Saigal ’10 was featured on Shark Tank!

In 2012, Amrita Saigal quit her dream job. After working as a Procter & Gamble engineer for two years, the MIT and Harvard University graduate didn’t understand why the company…

IDEAS Alum combats inequality with data

Food deserts, internet access, life expectancy, and single-parent homes.  These are four random topics to most people, but to Jeremy Ney (MBA ’20), these are just the starting points for…

PKG Fellowship and IDEAS Alum: Takachar featured in MIT News!

Takachar co-founder, Kevin Kung SM ’13, PhD ’17, received PKG Fellowship funding to begin this project. In addition, Takachar, was an IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge grantee in 2012 and received…

IDEAS Alum: Essmart featured in MIT News!

Universities like MIT have produced a number of innovative products for people in low-resource communities around the world. But in order for those products to make an impact, they have…

IDEAS Alum: Insightiv featured in MIT News!

The world is facing a maternal health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 810 women die each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Two-thirds…

IDEAS Alumni: Piction Health featured in MIT News!

At the age of 22, when Susan Conover wanted to get a strange-looking mole checked out, she was told it would take three months to see a dermatologist. When the…

IDEAS Alumni: OnePower featured in MIT News!

Matt Orosz’s mission for the last 20 years can be explained with a single picture: a satellite image of the world at night, with major cities blazing with light and…

Bhav Jain, PKG Social Impact Intern and IDEAS alum, named 2022 Truman Scholar!

MIT students Bhav Jain and Liberty Ladd have been selected as 2022 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit…

IDEAS Alum: The Practical Education Network featured in MIT News!

In the summer of 2011, MIT PhD student Heather Beem travelled to a rural region of Ghana to try engaging students from low-resource schools in hands-on learning projects. She began…

IDEAS Alum: Safi Organics featured in MIT News!

“Safi [Organics] is decentralizing fertilizer production such that it can be carried out in rural villages for the first time,” Safi co-founder and chief technology officer Kevin Kung SM ’13,…