About Francisca Severino

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The Horizons Fellowship!

The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded opportunity that supports outstanding undergradute and graduate students (of any year) in their pursuit to combine technology into their existing course of study. The Horizons Fellowship gives students the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products. The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in […]

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Nora

In India, personal feminine hygiene is considered a taboo subject, and 95% of India’s sanitary napkin market uses harmful chemicals known to cause Urinary Tract Infections. Nora is creating awareness about the importance of personal feminine hygiene by creating affordable and quality made feminine hygiene products. Their first product will be sanitary napkins made of […]

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Unilever and Sundial launch $100 million startup fund for women of color

The companies are creating the New Voices Fund as part of Unilever’s agreement to acquire New York-based Sundial Brands, which makes hair and skincare products for people of color. The fund, which aims to channel more capital into businesses founded and run by women of color, starts with $50 million in seed capital and plans to raise another […]

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Data on Purpose: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Connected World – February 15-16, 2018 Stanford, CA

Join a two-day exploration of the macro trends and practical technologies shaping our global society – Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Data on Purpose: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Connected World. This year’s Data on Purpose will be a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, examining some of the larger forces for good and ill […]

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Yoke (Formerly Uput)

Yoke is attempting to develop a way for millennials to broaden their understanding of diverse viewpoints and perspectives about current events. They plan to do this by creating an online news platform where people are encouraged to debate current world issues and comment on content from a range of sources. Allison Pinz, Strategic Design and […]

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Spirus Breathing Mask

Spirus Breathing Mask

Spirius Breathing Mask is attempting to address public health concerns in global cities by designing a reusable, aesthetically pleasing breathing mask that has the ability to filter out air pollution. Chien Lo, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Wei Li Lo, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Hao Zheng, […]

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Original Kids

Original Kids

Original Kids (OK) is a community that encourages creative expression among children and adults. Through the lenses of neuroscience, mindfulness, and the arts, OK provides opportunities and tools to develop the emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and resilience needed to thrive in the 21st-century. They plan to do this by collaborating with co-working spaces to design learning […]

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Nightingale Farms

Nightingale Farms

Nightingale Farms is an abandoned coffee farm in the Jamaica Blue Mountains that will be agro- ecologically restored in an effort to create a green economy for smallholding farmers in the region. Once restored, the farm will offer ecotourism retreats to facilitate meaningful connections between the visitor/consumer and farmer/producer. In collaboration with educational institutions, the […]

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Modesty Group

Modesty Group

Modesty Group is a clothing line launched in Senegal currently seeking to expand in the U.S. The brand focuses on the idea of physical and symbolic “movement” as a way of capturing a generation of business professional women who are striving to grow professionally and become a better version of themselves. Their new collection that […]

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Artflea (Formerly Leform)

Artflea is a service intended to alleviate financial hardships faced by undergraduate fine arts students by providing them with affordable art supplies delivered straight to their doorstep and also helping them promote their work and find relevant professional opportunities. Sundar Subramanian, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Abhishek Nair, Strategic Design and […]

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