We are a breakthrough nonprofit, nonpartisan organization bringing together the world’s leaders at the forefront of technology, science, art, fashion and philanthropy, to improve mental health globally.
Our mission is to unify and strengthen the current cultural push for mental health.
At Aurora Institute, we believe that by exploring and opening our minds, we can build a healthier, happier, and more inclusive human future.
Our organization is designed to achieve maximum measurable impact at a fast pace by creating resonating forums and implementing hands-on solutions with our selected partner organizations and research award winners.
To build a foundation for recognizing the most innovative mental health research programs and initiatives, we have assembled a respected team of sector experts to analyze potential partner organizations for Aurora Institute, to help us transform their ideas into action.
Why we exist
of governments’ health budgets are dedicated to mental health, as reported by the World Economic Forum.
of global philanthropic health giving is dedicated to mental health.
was raised globally for mental health by private philanthropy in 2020.
and over is Aurora’s fundraising goal over the next 5 -10 years, while simultaneously increasing visibility and awareness around the need for global mental health funding.
Who we are
Christian Angermayer
Henry Chalhoub
Entrepreneur and founder of Risk Management, a diversified holding company specializing in insurance and technology.
Louise Tabbiner
CEO and Founder of Introsight Advisors, a global strategic marketing and investor relations consulting firm. Louise is also a Senior Advisor at the Milken Institute and an Advisor to the Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia.
Elie Saab Jr.
Elie Saab Jr. is the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of ELIE SAAB Group, where he is driving the business’s transformation strategy and leading the evolution of the brands’ identity and global presence.
Souraya Chalhoub
Apeiron Investment Group is the private investment firm of entrepreneur and investor Christian Angermayer. With more than USD 3.5 billion under management and 60 FTEs across five international locations, Apeiron focuses on Life Sciences, FinTech & Crypto, and FutureTech (e.g. SpaceTech, FoodTech, AI).
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Impact One
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Led by Aurora Institute Founder Henry Chalhoub, Asteya is a next-generation income insurance company that’s making security, well-being and real peace of mind accessible to everyone.
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Flow is a Web3 platform powering the next-generation of games, apps and digital assets. Created by a team that has consistently delivered industry-leading consumer-scale Web3 experiences, including CryptoKitties, Dapper, and NBA Top Shot, Flow is an easy-to-use, powerful development platform. Every aspect of the platform has been developed from the ground up to deliver exceptional user experience at scale, with layer-one blockchain and a decentralized network supported and built by a growing community of brands and Web3 developers.
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Aethos has been founded on the belief that traveling and hospitality should be an experience that leaves a positive and lasting impact on your body, mind and soul. With hotels and member clubs in Italy, France and Portugal, and more properties in Spain and Switzerland opening soon, Aethos hotels are a library of destinations that celebrate the curiosities of culture.
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FlatexDEGIRO AG operates a leading and fastest growing online brokerage platform in Europe. Based on modern, in-house state-of-the-art technology, customers of the flatex and DEGIRO brands are offered a wide range of independent products with execution on top TIER 1 exchanges. The technological edge as well as the high efficiency and strong economies of scale enable flatexDEGIRO to continuously improve its service offering to customers.
With more than 2 million customer accounts and over 91 million securities transactions processed in 2021, flatexDEGIRO is the largest retail online broker in Europe. In times of bank consolidation, low interest rates and digitalisation, flatexDEGIRO is ideally positioned for further growth. Within the next five years, flatexDEGIRO aims to expand its customer base to 7- 8 million customer accounts and process 250-350 million transactions per year - even in years of low volatility.
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Calm App
With the mission to make the world happier and healthier, Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. Developed in 2012, Calm has over 100 million downloads, and features hundreds of calming exercises, helpful breathing techniques, and sleep stories narrated by celebrities like Matthew McConaughey and LeBron James.
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MindMaze is a global leader in brain technology with a mission to accelerate humanity’s ability to recover, learn and adapt. MindMaze works at the intersection of neuroscience, biosensing, engineering, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence, and has enhanced the recovery potential of patients with neurological conditions. MindMaze is combining its FDA cleared and CE marked digital therapeutics with best-in-class motion analytics, AI and cloud technologies to create the universal platform for brain health. Expanding its impact beyond healthcare, MindMaze labs is indMaze’s R&D division tasked with bringing the ground- breaking neuroscience to everyday life. MindMaze is the owner of proprietary technology and know - how in the field of neurosciences, digital therapeutics and neurorehabilitation therapy systems or use, among others, as digital therapy for certain brain conditions.
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Onda Capital
Onda Capital identifies and executes innovative strategies to enhance the networks of a select group of high profile, global clients. Leveraging our deep knowledge of the global investor landscape and strong existing relationships, the Onda team has a proven track record of successfully raising capital, structuring JVs, spin outs and sourcing strategic partners and contracts on a global scale.
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EAROS was created by Ronnie Madra the co-founder of 1OAK and Up & Down nightclubs / Butter Group to protect and preserve the world’s ears while enhancing the listening experience. The company’s first product, EAROS ONE, is a highly-engineered acoustic filter designed by audiologists and acousticians from MIT to deliver hearing protection in conjunction with a superior listening experience in loud environments. EAROS is committed not only to offering world-class products and allowing users to experience the full spectrum of sound frequencies but also to educating people about the dangers of exposure to loud environments and the importance of hearing protection. The choice is no longer to stay away or to accept the inevitable and irreparable hearing damage. Instead, EAROS enables you to enjoy an immersive experience.
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SlimBiotics unites traditional probiotic formulas with forward-looking innovation. Featuring a proprietary combination of pre- and probiotics, their Synbiotic product, LactoSlim, offers a daily dietary supplement with proven efficacy in various lifestyle situations.
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Indigo Fund
Indigo Fund is a crypto hedge fund investing in digital assets for the money, finance and next generation of the internet revolutions. The team’s edge comes from its deep involvement in value creation around creating culture and its pure passion for an inclusive financial future.
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Atai is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment of mental health disorders with a focus on psychedelic therapies. The company was founded in 2018 as a response to the significant unmet need and lack of innovation in the mental health treatment landscape. atai is dedicated to acquiring, incubating and efficiently developing innovative therapeutics to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health disorders.
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Trip CBD infused
The UK’s leading premium CBD brand, TRIP is dedicated to promoting mental health and personal wellbeing. From drinks to oils, their products use CBD to balance and regulate the mind and body.
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KGL Foundation
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