2023 Scholarship Winners
FORGE is proud to announce the three winners of its Biomedical Entrepreneur Startup Scholarship and Residency opportunity for Summer 2023. All three students submitted outstanding proposals for startup concepts to improve patient health outcomes.
- Sydney Arriaga, from San Luis, AZ, was awarded a scholarship based on her proposal for RevoLens. Arriaga is Neuroscience & Cognitive Science major in the College of Science with an expected graduation date of May ’24.
- Abhiman Gupta, from Madhya Pradesh, India was awarded a scholarship based on his proposal for Un-afflict. Gupta is a Biomedical Engineering major in the College of Engineering with an expected graduation date of May ’24.
- Isaac Kailat, of Tucson, AZ, was awarded a scholarship based on his proposal for Mindly.io. Kailat is double majoring in Bioinformatics and Biochemistry, in the College of Science with an expected graduation date of May ’26.
“It was incredibly exciting to see the breadth and depth of the student proposals. We received a large pool of applicants that demonstrated innovative, solution-focused thinking,” commented John Achoukian. Achoukian serves as a FORGE biomedical Mentor in Residence (MiR) and has over 15 years’ experience in healthcare, including technology, health plan, inpatient, and outpatient provider spaces.