Eye-Dentify(’20 Extreme project) Featured by Stanford News

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The 2020 Extreme Eye-dentify team has continued to make great strides since the class! In partnership with their partner, the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP), the team has been focused on addressing the challenge of manual data collection needed during the organization’s high-volume cataract surgical camps. The team’s progress and recent successful pilot in Ghana with their developed […]

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Nutshell Coolers hit the market (’18 Extreme Alums)

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Fortuna Cools, an organization co-founded by 2018 Extreme Alum’s Tamara Mekler & David Cutler, have officially launched their first sustainable consumer product – the Nutshell Cooler! The cooler is collapsable, biodegradable, and insulated with leftover coconut husks from small-scale farmers in the Philippines (providing the rural community with an additional source of income and new jobs). The idea […]


EarthEnable (Extreme Project 2013) wins prestigious sustainability competition!

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BREAKING NEWS –  The Rwandan startup EarthEnable, an alumni project of Design for Extreme Affordability from 2013, just won one of the world’s largest sustainability competitions – Green Challenge. CONGRATULATIONS to co-founder, CEO, and Extreme alumna Gayatri Datar, and everyone at EarthEnable! EarthEnable’s well priced flooring options means that dirt-floor-dwelling families who earn around $2 a day can afford […]


Noora Health (Extreme 2012) Named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies”

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Noora Health, a project out of Design for Extreme Affordability’s 2012 cohort, was named #4 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017 in India. Congratulations to the Noora Health team! Read the full story here. Over 2.4 million nurses are need to meet India’s current healthcare needs. Noora Health helps close […]