Based on personal experience, Aimee Louise Carton from Enactus Trinity College Dublin (TCD) launched, “Keep Appy,” a mental wellness app which monitors moods, tracks data and provides unique insight into each user’s mental wellness journey.
Since founding Keep Appy, Aimee has represented Enactus TCD and Keep Appy at the Global Social Innovation Challenge in San Diego, where it won the most seed funding of all projects and she was named the Female Entrepreneur of the Year. The project is also listed in the Top 4 of Zurich Ireland’s Most Innovative Start Ups 2018. This is one of many ways in which Enactus’ experiential learning platform enabled a passionate founder to channel personal passion – and in this case – create one of the most talked about start-ups in Ireland.
Speaking at Enactus Ireland’s enactusTalks, Aimee shared that her decision to join Enactus combined with her experiences motivated her to help change the mental health landscape in Ireland by “putting wellness in everyone’s pocket”. In fact, the project operates on a one-for-one model where for every subscriber, Keep Appy donates a lifetime membership to someone in need – chosen by partnered helplines.
enactusTalks is a new program for Enactus Ireland: the series features insightful and engaging mini-talks from different members of the Enactus Ireland network (one business leader, two student leaders, one academic leader, one community leader, one Enactus alumni) and a Keynote speech from a partner company. Click here for details on upcoming enactusTalks.