SHUBAM ISSAR, AMANAT ANAND, YOGITA AGRAWAL
SOCIAL START UP
Residency AW 2017 - 2018
Projects involved: Altru + Evolving Voice
SoaPen is an innovative teaching tool that reimagines the way that kids are taught hand washing to create a habit that they retain for a lifetime. Soap Pen won the Wearables for Good Challenge by UNICEF, ARM and frog design in 2015, receiving mentorship and funding to develop SoaPen and is a Forbes Under 30 recognized young social enterprise. The founders (L-R) Shubham Issar, Amanat Anand are based in New York, USA while Yogita Agrawal is based in Mumbai, India.
During their residency at DS Labs, they were runners up of the James Dyson award and backed by Quickbooks on SoaPen's successful Kickstarter campaign. Then the team went on to be fellows at the Halcyon Incubator in Georgetown, DC and participated to Shark Tank in 2022.