Amid tragedy and conflict, finding ways in which we can apply our work to support others is essential now more than ever. Fortunately, Start-Up Nation is up to the task. Bright minds within Israel, and Israelis all over the world, have worked to respond to the horrific events on October 7th and the war that has followed with rapid innovation and generosity.

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with Adi Wallach, co-founder and CEO of CalmiGo and alumna of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her collaboration with her team and their generous donation of more than 1,000 CalmiGo devices to Israelis coping with extreme stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder embodies this deep concern and reinvestment in their community that is so vital during these times.

In my conversation with Adi, we discussed the story behind her startup, CalmiGo, and the company’s quick response to support communities back home.

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This article was written by American Technion Society CEO Michael Waxman-Lenz.