A&S Alumna launch Mind-Easy, a health platform focused on cultural competence

March 17, 2023 by Cindy Wang

Founders Akanksha Shelat and Alexandra Assouad prioritizes cultural competence for Mind-Easy, providing knowledge and tools in more than 100 languages, dialects, and accents.

“This platform is designed to provide personalized care to patients, using a proprietary human taxonomy and artificial intelligence to deliver tailored mental health plans,” says Akanksha, who graduated from the Faculty of Arts & Science majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science.

From the start, the co-founders' goal was to solve two major problems: the shortage of therapists and the lack of cultural competence. Mind-Easy checks both boxes.

“Cultural competence is essential when providing proper mental health care,” says Alexandra, a Rotman Commerce graduate.

Read read more about Akanksha, Alexandra, and Mind-Easy here.