Advancing solutions that support, affirm, and empower young people

Hopelab is a social innovation lab and impact investor at the intersection of tech and youth mental health.

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How We Do It

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Ventures


We invest in entrepreneurs working to advance health equity outcomes and scale social impact.

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Studio


We leverage design, strategy, and research expertise to shape effective, youth-centric, equitable products.

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Discovery


We accelerate collaborations with academics, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to advance science-driven tech solutions for youth mental health.

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Insight

Unpacking the results of a pilot randomized control trial of imi, a web app designed to improve mental health by supporting LGBTQ+ identity affirmation and boosting positive coping skills.

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We welcome two new additions to the Hopelab team: Jaspal S. Sandhu, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President (EVP), and Amy Green, Ph.D., as Head of Research.

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A panel of experts weigh in on recent legislation harming transgender and LGBTQ+ youth and share guidance for how we might offer support.

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Insight

In conversation with Hopelab, Jenn and Joanna talk about the mission of the NSCA, and dive into why anti-Black racism specifically needs to be highlighted in the understanding of adolescent development, the opportunities afforded by social tech, and how we translate knowledge to action.

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Research

Read the results of a randomized control trial conducted on imi, a free, mental health web app, designed to help LGBTQ+ youth cope with stress

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Research

The present study explores barriers and facilitators experienced by public health nurses introducing a mobile health technology platform (Goal Mama) to the Nurse-Family Partnership home-visiting program.

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Research

One year into the pandemic, a new survey reveals that teens and young adults are actively turning to online sources to cope with mental health.

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Research

Read the results of the pilot randomized controlled trial on the nod smartphone app created to address loneliness among college students.

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