Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Today, Ginger.io was awarded the title of “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum. Technology Pioneers represent a selection of the world’s most innovative early-stage companies who are poised to have a significant impact on business and society today. Ginger.io is the only mental health company selected as one of the world’s 49 most promising Technology Pioneers to change the way mental health is delivered.
“We’re very excited to join the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer” said Anmol Madan, co-founder and CEO of Ginger.io. “We hope this exposure to new audiences will help us serve more people with depression and anxiety who are currently not getting the care they desperately need.”
As the leading cause of disability worldwide, depression affects more than 350 million people globally and more than 16 million American adults. Despite the scale of this problem, a shocking 80% of people do not receive the care they need. Ginger.io hopes to help the people behind these numbers through a combination of proven clinical interventions, free digital tools for managing depression and anxiety, and a personalized patient experience that leverages advanced data science and machine learning methodologies.
Ginger.io joins 49 other Technology Pioneers from around the world and representing a wide range of sectors such as life sciences and healthcare, energy and environment, and information technologies and new media. Learn more about the winners here.
The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Arianna Huffington (founder, Huffington Post) and Henry Blodget (editor-in-chief, Business Insider). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, product, viability and leadership.
Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Dropbox (2011). More information on past winners can be found here.