Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & President of HabitAware. HabitAware created it's Keen smart bracelet to help people “Retrain The Brain” from detrimental behaviors to positive ones. Having grown up with hair pulling disorder, Aneela is now an outspoken mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions. Aneela is a HAX hardware accelerator alumnus.
HabitAware recently received a research grant from the NIH to improve their device and validate Keen as a treatment for these disorders. And has been featured as a TIME Magazine 2018 Best Invention, BuzzFeed, SELF Magazine, The Washington Post, Prevention Magazine and was also the 2018 MN Cup winner.
Sarita Parikh is focused on growing businesses that do good and do well. She started her career in software engineering, took a windy path through different industries and roles, and is now Director of Consumer Experience and Strategy at GED Testing Service, a business focused on helping more adults use education as a path to the middle class. She is also on the Board for the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-Ops and Ellevate Twin Cities.
When Sarita isn’t thinking about consumer behavior and analyzing cost-benefit ratios, you’ll find her training her children in the art of the pun, working on her daily step count, or unrolling her yoga mat.
Samantha Grumdahl has spent more than twenty years in the realms of network and security. She is currently a Lead Engineer at Target on the Network Data Insights and Intelligence team.
She will happily geek out with anyone about astronomy, tea, and video games. Her volunteer efforts are focused on increasing interest in the STEM fields, especially among women and minorities.
John Sheehan was co-founder and CEO of Runscope (acquired by CA Technologies), and an early employee at Twilio and IFTTT. When not making software you can find him playing or talking about hockey.