||Cofounder and CFO Amrita Saigal (MBA 2014);
|Almost 3 million women in India don’t have access to sanitary pads. Saathi’s environmentally friendly pads, made from banana fiber and produced in India, are designed to be inexpensive and widely available.
||Saathi, the winner of the 2014 HBS New Venture Competition in the social enterprise track, began distribution in 2016 and launched its #OneMillionPads program to donate pads to the women of rural Jharkhand.
||Cofounder and CEO Lissy Hu (MBA/MD 2014);
|Eight out of ten patients discharged from the hospital need additional care. CarePort’s technology assists with planning and managing this post-acute care.
||The winner of the 2012 HBS New Venture Competition in the social enterprise track, Boston-based CarePort was recently acquired by publicly traded health care IT company Allscripts.
||Cofounder and CEO Kimberly Jung (MBA 2015);
|With the goal of spurring development in rural Afghanistan, Rumi works with 80-plus farmers and hundreds of saffron processors to produce and market the world’s most expensive spice.
||Rumi Spice saffron is now in top restaurant kitchens, on the shelves at luxury grocers, and in the recipes of meal-delivery company Blue Apron.
||Cofounders and directors Pradip Shah (MBA 1981) and his son, Karan Shah (MBA 2015);
|A green alternative to greeting cards, Grow-Trees sends an e-card and plants and maintains trees in India in honor of special occasions (or to offset your carbon footprint).
||In six years, Grow-Trees has reforested more than 4,000 acres of land in eight Indian states.