HabitAware anti-compulsive behavior firm wins SBIR grant

December 13, 2019

Founders Aneela and Sameer Kumar of HabitAware with the "Keen" behavior-alerting bracelet.

HabitAware, a 2018 Minnesota Cup entrepreneur sweepstakes grand prize winner, has been awarded a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation to improve its ‚Äúreal-time‚ÄĚ awareness solution for those who suffer from body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as nail biting, skin picking or hair pulling.

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HabitAware awarded $225K grant from National Science Foundation

December 13, 2019

Minneapolis mental health startup HabitAware has been awarded a grant for just under $225,000 from a division of the National Science Foundation to continue the development of Keen, a bracelet intended to stop body-focused repetitive behaviors.

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Health Tech Startup HabitAware Lands $225K Grant from National Science Foundation

December 12, 2019

St. Louis Park-based HabitAware has been awarded a $224,795 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant will be used to design and test a new sensor for HabitAware’s wearable device aimed at curbing obsessive behaviors like skin picking, hair pulling, and nail biting.

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HabitAware Awarded $225K Grant From National Science Foundation

December 12, 2019

Minneapolis mental health startup HabitAware has been awarded a grant for just under $225,000 from a division of the National Science Foundation to continue the development of Keen, a bracelet intended to stop body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Read more here!

How to Help Clients With a Hair-Pulling Disorder

November 22, 2019

We are honored to share this piece by Ellen Crupi, the Director of Awareness at HabitAwareand a "Trichster" of 40+ years. Ellen tells us about growing-up with the recurrent and irresistible urge to pull at her hair.  

The Power of Telling Your Secret, with Aneela Idnani Kumar, HabitAware

November 15, 2019


An entrepreneur who is actually changing people’s lives (with a physical product)

October 31, 2019

In preparation for this interview, I went into a YouTube rabbit hole, learning about people who struggle with obsessive-compulsive behaviors. What I learned is that some people are really struggling with this stuff.

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HabitAware's Aneela Idnani selected to national list of influential young executives (gallery)

October 23, 2019

Aneela Idnani of HabitAware have been selected to a national list of influential young executives.

The Business Journals’ Influencers: Rising Stars spotlights 100 executives who are having an impact early in their careers on business being done in cities across the nation. 

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Twin Cities Startup Week, last year's diversity initiatives working, looks outstate

October 19, 2019

A winner of two awards last year points to how the event helped in "building connections and building relationships."

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Innovation expo held in Sioux Falls

October 12, 2019

Several entrepreneurs and investors gathered in Sioux Falls for a chance to connect with one another.

The annual Innovation Expo was hosted by Startup Sioux Falls and the Enterprise Institute on Thursday. The conference aims to bring founders and funders together for breakout sessions and networking opportunities.

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MEDA Million Dollar Challenge Winners: Where Are They Now?

September 15, 2019

It’s been nearly a year since St. Louis Park-based mental health startup HabitAware took home the top prize in the Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s Million Dollar Challenge for entrepreneurs of color.

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A BRACELET TO KICK BAD HABITS

August 31, 2019

 

Minnesota-based startup HabitAware has developed a smart bracelet that tracks body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRB). BFRB includes nail-biting, skin-picking, thumb-sucking and hair-pulling. 

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HabitAware Keen Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen has a snug fit on your wrist. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:


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Sporty Keen (original)