Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

Research, discovery, and evaluation are often out of reach to many founders and start-ups, yet they are often crucial for companies to show impact as they seek to grow in the marketplace. These resources are even less likely to exist for founders and companies seeking...
Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

Hopelab: Verifying Digital Health Efficacy

Hopelab, in collaboration with CenterLink and the It Gets Better Project, designed and released imi (pronounced eye-me), a free, digital mental health tool designed to support LGBTQ+ youth explore and affirm their identity. Designed with and for LGBTQ+ teens, imi...
Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

Penn Dental Medicine: Collecting SOGI data

In collaboration with Eidos, Penn Dental Medicine is forging new standards for LGBTQ+ affirming oral health care by integrating sexual orientation and gender identity demographic data into clinical operations. With little existing research on oral health among LGBTQ+...
Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

Project Slip: Next-Generation Condom Material

Driven by a desire to help end the HIV epidemic, Project SLIP was a collaborative effort by Eidos, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Penn Center for AIDS Research to design the next-generation condom. For this interdisciplinary undertaking, Eidos...
Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

TRACE: Supporting Social Start-Up

  The TRACE app was created to foster a brighter and more gender-affirming future for transgender and non-binary individuals. TRACE seeks to provide those in transition with a safe place to document and celebrate their journey among a trusted community of allies,...
Gaingels: Supporting LGBTQ+ Start-Ups

Violet: Cultural Competency Upskilling

Why Cultural Competency Matters In a healthcare landscape often marked by rushed, impersonal encounters that leave patients feeling underserved, it’s clear we must shift our approach towards a more holistic model of care. This need is magnified within minority...