A Twin Cities startup that created Keen, a smart bracelet that uses gesture detection to build a user’s awareness of unwanted, subconscious hand motions. Keen alerts the user in real-time so they can take control of compulsive behaviors such as hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking and others. Read Minne Inno’s story about the company here.
Arlan Hamilton is founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Backstage Capital, which has invested more than $5 million in 100 startups whose high-potential founders are people of color, women or LGBTQ. Two of those startups are in Minnesota, including Minneapolis-based HabitAware, the winner of the $50,000 grand prize in the 2018 MN Cup entrepreneurial competition, and the developer of a smart bracelet to make users aware of hair-pulling and other unwanted repetitive behavior.
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