Successful innovations are fueled by collaboration and community, so Stanford Brainstorm is building a network to unite key stakeholders in the brain health innovation ecosystem. We host events to identify the most important ideas, challenges, and potential in the field - and to get you talking to each other about them. We facilitate sharing what works so that others can build upon proven successes. 

Solving problems in brain health requires expertise from many different disciplines and backgrounds, which is why we invite people from all over to join us in our mission. Based out of Stanford, we get to call the world’s leading incubator of innovative ventures our home - but that's just the starting point. Our founding team leads Brainstorm's efforts from multiple sites around the country - New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle - fostering a culture of inclusivity from our inception. Whatever your background, wherever you are from, we welcome you to join us and make Brainstorm your intellectual home.

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BRAINSTORM-ING SESSIONS (October 18, 2017 | 6-7:30PM | monthly)

The Brainstorm-ing Sessions are monthly meetings of stakeholders interested in brain health entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. Discuss key opportunities and challenges in the field. Showcase your idea to receive feedback from fellow innovators and domain experts. Meet the stakeholders invested in brain health and work together to drive the field forward.

The inaugural meeting will be held at Stanford University on Wednesday, October 18 from 6-7:30pm. Click here to reserve your ticket. 

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Brainstorm Launch event (october 6, 2017)

We will be celebrating our launch the evening of October 6th, 2017 at Stanford University. We will celebrate the role of innovative ventures and technologies in solving the pressing brain health problems of today, including stigma, access, and quality of care. Hear from leading entrepreneurs at all stages and discuss key challenges and opportunities to move the field forward. We are thrilled to be partnering with Stanford's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Healthcare Club. 

Brainstorm vr/ar innovation lab (october 7, 2017 | 8am-noon)

Join the first ever Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Innovation Lab, where we have selected the most promising ideas that use AR/VR technology to advance brain and behavioral health. 5 Finalists will pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges and audience members during the Brainstorm VR/AR Innovation Lab at the Stanford Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Conference on October 7th, 2017. Join this event to hear the pitches, work with the finalists, and see who wins the prizes for best innovations!

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Brainstorm Medical Innovation Bootcamp

Through our Brainstorm Medical Innovation Bootcamp and Social Innovation Lab, we have guided over 200 students through developing projects that address problems in mental health and neuroscience as a part of the Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience and international Clinical Neuroscience & Research Experience at Stanford University. We continue to mentor select student ventures after graduation.

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Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge

We taught 100 Bay Area high school students at the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing's Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge how to understand the causes of mental health problems in their communities, develop ideas to address these problems, and pitch their ideas. Winners received grants from the Center and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital to implement their ideas.