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GRID – Gaming Revolution for Inspiring Development

Creating mobile games to inspire positive behavior change

Founded: 2016 by Mariam Nusrat

  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Education, Environment, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    Global, Africa, United States, Nepal, Pakistan
  • Headquarters Location

    Vienna, Virginia, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

A social impact gaming studio where we create mobile games to educate, engage and empower people around the world. Given the interactive, iterative, and inspiring nature, games appeal to human psychology in a way most other communication tools don’t and their impact on our brains far transcends the boundaries of the virtual world. What’s even better is that we are at the cusp of a global technological boom: smartphones. We are approaching a world where smartphones as low as $20 are spreading to all places — even areas where basic conditions like proper sanitation are luxuries. This boom will open a window of opportunity to use simple mobile games to inspire meaningful behavioral change at a global scale.

Funders and Awards

Awards and Honors:
*DC Inno 50 on Fire - 2018 - GRID among DC's top 50 most innovative companies
*CGIU Honor Roll Alum award in 2017 from President Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU).
*2015 Andrew Rice Award
*”Best Social Venture” prize at GW Business Plan Competition
*GWU Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning -2015