About Us

The team behind Mind Above Matter

Our Story

As freshmen at UNC, we realized that the transition to college and the environment itself proves to be quite stressful. With the overwhelming stigma to succeed on our campus, many students sacrifice their mental and overall wellbeing. What we found was that while UNC offers a multitude of on-campus organizations dedicated to mental health, most students cannot name more than two, let alone figure out which ones fit their individual needs. Instead of creating yet another mental health resource, we decided to come up with an easy and accessible way for students to find these scattered and hard to find resources.

We have previously created two prototype websites before launching our official site in the summer of 2020. CS + Social Good helped us develop our new and improved website based on market research we have received from hundreds of Carolina students, both undergraduate and graduate, to discover what they are looking for. We have used this data, along with feedback from other members of the Carolina entrepreneurial community, to ensure that our website is an easy and effective way for students to access the mental health support that is best fit for their needs. Through our venture, we hope to reform the scatter of mental health organizations to create a more practical and user-friendly system of obtaining help and information for mental wellness.

Our Venture

  • Registered nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organization since 2020
  • Won Best Early Stage Digital Product and the Social Media Challenge in the 2019 Carolina Challenge Makeathon
  • Participated in the Launch Chapel Hill 2020 Summer Cohort
  • Further developed through the Campus Y’s CUBE 5.0 Cohort from summer 2019 to spring 2020
  • Presented in the 2019 Carolina Innovation Showcase
  • Competed in the 2019 Carolina Challenge Pitch Party
  • Active membership in the 1789 Venture Lab since 2018

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