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2020 GIA Finalists Announced

James Sorrell (Staff)
January 3, 2020

The Skandalaris Center is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2020 Global Impact Award. The Global Impact Award was founded in 2013 to support the vision and passion of Washington University in St. Louis students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni who are creating ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact. Up to $50,000 is available to the finalist teams thanks to a generous donation from Suren Dutia and Jas Grewal.


Omra is a software suite for addiction clinics that 1) increases recovery rates by keeping patients more engaged in their treatment, and 2) allows clinics to see more patients.

Micah Goodman, (EN) Computer Science '17


Tech Jobs For Good

Tech Jobs for Good is a hiring platform that connects organizations addressing social or environmental issues with technical job seekers that are looking for impact-driven work.

Noah Hart, (LA) Anthropology '13


3Dux Design

We designed an Architectural Modeling System and Global Learning Platform as an engaging program that inspires children to blend creative thinking and hands-on model-making with STEM concepts as the imagine, design, build and share their own solutions to real-world global issues.

Ayana Klein, (LA) Class of '22


Gift A Meal

GiftAMeal is a mobile application that enables its users to fight hunger with photos by connecting them to socially conscious restaurants.

Andrew Glantz, (BU) Leadership and Strategic Management '17

Jacob Mohrmann, (BU) Marketing; (LA) Psychology & Brain Sciences '16


Engine 2 Photonics

Our advanced LED horticultural lights prevent food crop diseases before symptoms appear.

Dr. Zuzana Kocsisova, (GR) BioMedical Science '19

Dr. Ben Wolf, (GR) BioMedical Science '19



Wabbani is a socially-conscious home décor company that manufactures and sells online culturally-authentic add-ons from remote developing communities which fit the exact specifications of IKEA products.

Paul Dinkins, (GB) MBA '18


Finalists will join us virtually on April 23rd to pitch for their opportunity to receive the award.

Winners will be announced via live stream on April 23, 2020 at 6pm (CST). We invite you to join us.