Jasmine is an undergraduate at Stanford University studying science and technology policy. Having worked in research and program development roles at many nonprofits, she's especially excited to leverage the creativity, irreverence, and dynamism of the startup community for social good. When she's not writing, you can find her jet-setting around the world competing with the Stanford Debate Society or spending her paychecks on hipster lattes. You can reach Jasmine at jasmine@thestartu.com.

One Concern Builds Disaster Resilience Through AI

  In 2017, natural disasters caused a record $306 billion in losses in the U.S. alone. Current emergency management systems, however, lack the capacity to describe the effects of disasters on a granular level or make predictions in real time. One Concern tackles this global problem, harnessing AI to save lives and livelihoods from natural disasters.…

FreeWill Uses Online Estate Planning to Fund Charity

  In recent years, organizations have optimized the art of getting ordinary people to give small amounts to charity. But, what if those thirty-dollar donations were thirty-thousand dollars instead? FreeWill is an online service that provides warm, free, and intuitive estate planning – all with the goal of raising one trillion dollars for nonprofit organizations.…