Ep 58 – Creating an Unlikely Pairing
Ep 58 - Creating Unlikely Pairings
Some things are just better together; PB & J, Serena and Venus, and our two guests, Amanat Anand and Shubham Issar. In this episode, we learn how this dynamic duo created an unlikely pairing of forces to make hand washing more fun than eating cheese. Amanat and Shubham are the co-founders of SoaPen and 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 recipients.
Amanat Anand and Shubham Issar
After meeting at Parsons School of Design, Amanat Anand and Shubham Issar had no idea they would be in it to win it, together, forever. But, after discovering that over 1.5 million children were dying each and every year to preventable diseases, they were determined to create change.
Enter: SoaPen, a soap that kids can draw with. Yes, you read that right. By combining colourful pens with liquid soap, this unlikely pairing now makes hand washing fun again and ensures children’s hands are squeaky clean. Since designing the concept in 2016, Amanat and Shubhams innovation has won the Wearables for Good Challenge by UNICEF and landed the innovative duo on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Double the brains. Double the energy. Double the inspiration. This is one episode you won’t want to miss.
Amanat Anand and Shubham Issar are the co-founders of SoaPen, a soap that kids can draw with. In 2016, their concept won the Wearables for Good Challenge by UNICEF and they were honoured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017. Currently, the team are fellows at the Halycon Incubator in Georgetown, DC.
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