SameGrain, Inc. named a finalist in VA’s $20 million Mission Daybreak
ELLICOTT CITY, MD (September, 19, 2022) – We are proud to announce that SameGrain, Inc. has been named a finalist in Mission Daybreak, a $20 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grand challenge to reduce Veteran suicides. As a finalist, we will receive $250,000 and advance to Phase 2 of the challenge.
Our solution, is based off our award-winning AI-enabled Community Engagement Platform, which uses machine learning matching algorithms to privately connect Veterans, family members, and caregivers on millions of shared attributes for meaningful peer connections as well as support. In addition to connecting individuals to relevant peers, mentors, chat groups, and resources to reduce isolation and meet their mental health needs, this solution also gathers anonymized data onto a dashboard for actionable insights.
During Phase 2 of the challenge, the 30 finalists will join a virtual accelerator program designed to help the finalists develop ambitious, but achievable roadmaps for prototyping, iteration, testing, and evaluation. Technology partners supporting the accelerator include Amazon and Microsoft.
In November 2022, we will present our solution to key stakeholders, investors, and partners at Demo Day, a live pitch event. Phase 2 will award $11.5 million in prizes:
· Two first-place winners will each receive $3 million,
· Three second-place winners will each receive $1 million,
· Five third-place winners will each receive $500,000.
Built by Internet pioneers and military veterans, the SameGrain team consists of successful executives, technologists, psychologists, and designers with decades of expertise developing and launching innovative solutions that make a difference. SameGrain’s award winning AI enabled community engagement platform uses deep data, patented technology, and unique communication tools to privately match individuals for relevant and meaningful connections, support, and access to resources. In addition, SameGrain anonymizes and aggregates data for actionable insights, predictive analytics, and market reports. The company, which is based in Maryland, also provides matching solutions to meet the specific needs of the military, universities, and commercial enterprises.