I currently work as a Product Manager at Noora Health, leading the Remote Engagement Service (RES) and Special Projects. RES helps expectant and newly delivered mothers receive mobile health education at home.

Throughout my work, I've helped support the navigation of difficult lives through tech— high-risk mothers, alzheimers patients, healthcare workers, deaf-blind runners, rural artisans, tribal children etc.

I have 7+ years of experience shipping products and services across femtech, healthcare, education, cleantech and SaaS. B2B, B2G2C and B2C. I'm also a self-taught developer that's topped Product Hunt a few times.

Featured Products

Experience

Side Projects

Talks

Awards and Lists

  • Google x Biodesign Challenge Semifinalist (link)
  • DESIGN X SOCIAL Global Innovation by UMO Design (link)
  • Best NoCode/Design Award by Xperian (link)
  • Digit Magazine (UVfy) (link)
  • iF Design Talent Award (Equarun) (link)
  • James Dyson Award Semi-finalist NL (Equarun)
  • MIT Open COVID Challenge, India (Sterilo)
  • UNICEF Ideas for Change (Reimagine India Hackathon) (link)
  • Advisory Board Member of hundrED Innovation Summit, Helsinki (link)
  • Philips Innovation Award Semi-finalist (dCode Labs) (link)
  • Social Impact Award - BAIF Foundation
  • Toronto Star - Solar EV Carport (link)

Research Publications

  • Prakash, S. (2020). Using soft robotics as a medium for gender accessible STEM education of preschoolers. (link)
  • Persaud, S., Prakash, S., & Flipsen, B. (2021). Dialogue for design teams: A case study of generative conversations for dealing with diversity. In DS 110: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2021), VIA Design, VIA University in Herning, Denmark. 9th-10th September 2021. (link)

Books

Grants

  • 2023—Helped raise $100,000 for Noora Health as a donation from Derek Sivers

  • 2021—PRISM Grant Government of India Grant for Affordable Healthcare for UVfy ($13500)

  • 2021—Massachussets Institute of Technology COVID India Grant for Sterilo ($500)

  • 2018—Justus & van Effen Scholar at TU Delft (€40800)

  • 2018—Avery Dennison Foundation Grant for dHive Labs ($3000)

  • 2018—BAIF Foundation Grant for dHive Labs ($1100)

  • 2017—3M India Grant for dHive Labs ($2500)

  • 2015—Mitacs Globalink Scholar for Solar EV Carport, York University of Toronto ($6000)