Amanat Anand is an industrial designer and the co-founder of SoaPen Inc. Originally from, New Delhi, India she graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York with a BFA in Product Design. She has previously worked for ASH NYC and Uhuru Design as a furniture and CAD designer.
Anand is a listmaker for Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 in the Healthcare and Science category for SoaPen and has presented SoaPen at various panels at the Parsons School of Design and QuickBooks Connect. The product has also won the Wearables for Good Challenge by UNICEF and been a runner-up for the James Dyson Award.
In her free time, Anand loves exploring New York on her Citibike and has recently gotten over her fear of dogs.
Venture: SoaPen, built on a buy-1 give-1 business model, is an innovative and playful product that provides solutions for hand hygiene in low-income communities while also being relevant in day cares and kindergartens. SoaPen is designed as an alternative to sanitizers for on-the-go or in classroom use; where teachers don't have to assist students to the bathroom each time they want to wash their hands. SoaPen brings attention to products that help children learn through play worldwide, while creating aid and awareness for shockingly preventable diseases that causes high infant mortality rates.