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Ashley Edwards ’08 Receives a $100,000 Grant from Google

Ashley Edwards ’08 recently received a $100,000 grant from Google’s Black Founders Fund for her startup, MindRight Health. MindRight Health is a tech startup, founded last year, that provides culturally-responsive and trauma-informed mental health coaching to young adults of color and low-income families. Many of their services are provided through text and focus on racial-related and cultural issues, however different from crisis response platforms, MindRight actively reaches out those using the platform on a daily basis.

The Black Founders Fund is a recently created program that provides awards of $50,000 to $100,000 to a small number of Black led companies around the country. In addition to the award, MindRight Health will now also be assisted by Google experts to identify and solve various technical challenges.

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