November 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm ET
Mobile Innovation Winners Cover Cancer, Recidivism
Mobile Future announced Monday the winners of its annual mobile innovation competition, the Mobileys. The first place prize winner went to CureSearch CancerCare, which helps caregivers manage cancer treatment details including dosing, medication, blood counts, and scheduling. Second place went to SPROKIT, which aims to reduce recidivism by connecting the formerly incarcerated with their parole agents and probation officers. Third place went to Pro:Up, which links students to educational and career development opportunities. The competition’s cash prizes totaled $20,000. Winners will travel to Washington, D.C. to introduce their innovations to policymakers.
“It was amazing to see how brilliantly and boldly this year’s winners are putting mobile technology to use to help solve some of our biggest challenges: from caring for kids with cancer, to helping students connect with career opportunities, to reducing recidivism in our prisons to fighting hunger,” said Mobile Future Chair and Mobileys judge Jonathan Spalter. “These inspiring innovators represent what is possible when we combine ingenuity, hard work, and mobile connectivity to change the world for the better.”