EquiPad introduces a groundbreaking menstrual pad in a roll format, enhancing accessibility and ease of use, particularly in public spaces. Addressing environmental concerns, it is crafted from biodegradable, soft mycelium textiles and hydrogel technology, using sustainable agricultural waste. This innovative design ensures comfort and efficient fluid absorption. EquiPad's unique approach to menstrual care focuses on sustainability, comfort, and better accessibility, especially for individuals with physical challenges, making it a significant advancement in personal hygiene products.
Bryan is a creative entrepreneurial scientist with a Bachelor’s of Sciences in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His product design experience spans the realms of sustainability and alternative meats, with projects that tackle accessible sanitation, mycelial composting, and vegan pork. He has consulted for Nestlé R&D and presented his findings at the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. Bryan loves integrating effective pedagogy with interdisciplinary brainstorming, and is always looking for ways to incorporate his passions in radical ways. He is currently an Innovator-in-Residence at UC Berkeley and Project Manager for the Deplastify the Planet class by Schoolab.moreLinkedIn
Pooja is a Masters of Development Practice graduate from UC Berkeley. She has a background in Mechanical and Industrial engineering and entrepreneurship from Purdue University. Pooja started her career working in the consulting industry and later moved into the tech world as a Program Manager. Her passion for sustainability, user experience, and social impact drove her to pursue a Masters in sustainable development to learn how to understand and address the multi-dimensional aspects of the complex development issues that the world faces today, and find where she can leverage her skills and interests to make a positive impact. moreLinkedIn
Sanjana is a materials researcher and undergraduate student at UC Berkeley’s M.E.T. program. She studies Bioengineering and Business and hopes to synergize her studies to solve complex challenges in public and environmental health. Sanjana enjoys thinking about how to maximize the impacts of innovation in current infrastructure, and she aims to pursue projects that engage deeply with biomaterials and their applications to solve current systemic issues. moreLinkedIn
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