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Hopelab creates behavior-change tech to help teens and young adults live happier, healthier lives.
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Nod

Nod offers higher education leaders a research-backed tool they can confidently share with students, knowing it addresses two critical threats to student mental health: loneliness and depression.

Vivibot

An award-winning chatbot designed to support mental well-being in young people during the challenging period after cancer treatment.

Goal Mama

The Goal Mama app helps first-time moms better-set goals, track progress, and celebrate success.

Learn about our process

Hopelab teams up with young people to co-create solutions that have real, quantifiable results. We rigorously test interventions grounded in behavioral science and human-centered design before handing off those products to partner organizations.

Exploring ways to co-create with young LGBTQ+ folks through the Hopelab Co-creation Collective
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Learn more about the Hopelab Co-Creation Collective, our way of incorporating youth perspectives into the design process.

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Going Beyond the Lab
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Hopelab welcomes two new team members to help us bring new perspectives in impact investing to improve the health and happiness of teens and young adults.

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Black Lives Matter, Hopelab Stands in Solidarity
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CEO Margaret Laws’ statement on Hopelab’s stance against systemic racism, inequality, and oppression.

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May We All Take Care of Our Mental Health
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The Hopelab staff and young adult advisory council drops their wisdom and provides tips for taking care of your mental health during mental health awareness month.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience
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Hopelab’s team of researchers and designers are building technologies to support the health and happiness of LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. We’re calling this project, milk.

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External Investments at Hopelab
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This capability will allow us the flexibility to support both for-profit and nonprofit teams dedicated to scaling social impact. The health challenges facing today’s young people are multidimensional, intersectional, and broad.

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A Collaboration to Scale the MoMba Maternal Health App
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A research and engagement workshop with Elevate and Hopelab to better articulate the MoMba maternal mental health app’s value proposition.

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A Collaboration With The Ounce of Prevention Fund
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Over the course of two months, the teams discussed the overall strategy for developing and implementing the tool, landed on a process for choosing the right design and innovation firm for the project, and reviewed and clarified the product’s impact pathway.

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Young, Wild, and Quarantined
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While technology has often been criticized for provoking our separation and loneliness, it may be a critical part of the solution

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Making a Mental Health Startup? How a Professional Can Help
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Hopelab joined HackMentalHealth, Vinaj Ventures, and Second Muse to host a mentoring event for early-stage startups in the digital mental health space.

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Lessons From Writing for a Mental Health Chatbot
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A case study on the user experience design of Vivibot, a chatbot designed for young adult cancer survivors.

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JMIR Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial on Vivibot
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This pilot randomized controlled trial examined the feasibility of delivering positive psychology skills via the Vivibot chatbot and its effects on key psychosocial well-being outcomes in young adults treated for cancer.

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