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RISE is building enterprise software that brings a digital workflow to the frontlines of the refugee humanitarian response effort.

Founded: 2015 by Sergio Medina, Michael Lauran

  • Program Area

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

  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Using mobile and cloud technology, we are helping humanitarian responders identify and remove barriers to education as an entry-point to accelerate humanitarian aid for refugee children. Our software is mobile-first and offline-capable and will operate in infrastructure-poor settings commonly found in refugee camps. Our innovation was conceived using human-centered design principles and is based on the founders’ extensive experience helping refugee children receive essential services.

Funders and Awards

OpenIDEO Education in Emergencies