Johar Singh

IGNITE Speaker | CEO, Co-Founder of Astra Wellbeing

  • Title IGNITE Speaker | CEO, Co-Founder of Astra Wellbeing
  • Education Boston University

Originally from Needham, MA, Johar is studying Product Management and Health & Life Sciences at the Questrom School of Business, Class of 2024. Johar is CEO and Co-Founder of Astra Wellbeing, an SMS-based employee recognition platform dedicated to improving the burnout of frontline healthcare employees through messages of positive reinforcement and enhanced intra-hospital connectivity. The platform sends daily, tailored positive messages of recognition directly to healthcare employees’ cell phones. Through the platform, users can also seamlessly share a preset or custom message of recognition with any colleague at their hospital, at any time. Furthermore, patients, their visitors, or the general public can submit positive messages via a QR code on our website and/or at hospitals that will be sent as a future daily message, if approved by our team.

As of recently, they have won 1st Place in the inaugural $50k BU SHA Innovation Competition, including the 1st-place prize of $25k; won 2nd Place in the $72k BU New Venture Competition, including the prize money of $10k; Inducted into the Mass Challange Startup Accelerator – the largest non-profit accelerator in the world; Been flown out by BU to Washington, DC to attend the National Academy of Medicine’s Healthcare Worker Burnout Conference where they heard from worldwide leaders address the issue – including the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Partnered with the Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft Healthcare to integrate Generative AI and Machine Learning Models into our platform;
Partnered with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association to form a plan on rolling their platform out to over 50+ of the MA hospitals that report to them; and been Invited to present our platform at the MA Health and Hospital Association Annual Summit to 100+ Hospital C-suite executives

The team hopes that the platform can make even the smallest difference in one’s life – one text message at a time.

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