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SIRUM 2014

SIRUM saves lives by connecting unopened, unexpired medications to patients in need.

Founded: 2009 by Adam Kircher, Kiah Williams, George Wang

  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

SIRUM uses an online platform to identify the surplus medications at nursing homes and pharmacies, find a matching need, and then send the medications directly to safety ­net clinics that serve vulnerable populations. Our program, ­much like recycling, ­converts the medicine destruction process into a donation process. SIRUM sends boxes with prepaid shipping to donors. These facilities put their surplus medications into the box. SIRUM then makes sure that the right medicine goes directly to the right people. Our custom, patent­-pending, cloud-based technology platform makes it easy to donate unused medicine by handling all donation logistics like supplies, tracking, and shipping and is designed from the ground up to efficiently scale.

Funders and Awards

The California HealthCare Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, California Prize for Social Innovation from the Steve and Anita Westly Foundation, 2014 Grinnell Prize, SV Ventures, 500 StartUps, LAUNCH Global Innovator, 2014 Forbes 30 under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship