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When you're in recovery for opioid dependency, one of the hardest things can be changing your social environment. We know how hard it can be to distance yourself from your old relationships that were unhealthy, but we also know that you have people who love and care about you. We're here to help you rebuild.

Recovery is possible. Let's start rebuilding together.

Road Map

STAT news Feature

Hey,Charlie is featured in STAT news.

August 2018

RWJF Opioid Challenge Phase I

Hey,Charlie is chosen for Phase I of the RWJF Opioid Challenge.

April 2018

NIDA Start-Up Challenge Winners

Hey,Charlie wins start-up competition from NIDA.

February 2018

TiE ScaleUp Boston

Hey,Charlie enters the fourth cohort of TiE ScaleUp Boston.

December 2017

Pilot Initiation at Boston Medical Center

Hey,Charlie starts piloting in a clinical population.

August 2017

MIT IDEAS Global Challenge

Hey,Charlie wins the grand prize at the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge.

May 2017

MedTech Boston 40 Under 40

Hey,Charlie co-founder is named one of Boston MedTech 40 Under 40 for Healthcare Innovation.

April 2017


Hey,Charlie is accepted into the PULSE@MassChallenge Digital Healthcare Accelerator.

December 2016

MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund

Hey,Charlie receives initial funding from the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program.

November 2016

Opioid Hackathon Showcase

Hey,Charlie is invited to be a showcase presentation for the kick-off of the MGH CAMTech Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon.

September 2016

Winner: Best Mental Health Hack

Hey,Charlie won Best Mental Health Hack at MIT's Hacking Medicine Hackathon. Led by Emily Lindemer, the team of newly-acquainted friends began crowdsourcing advice from the Recovery Subreddit.

May 2016

Inception of Hey,Charlie

Hey,Charlie is formed at MIT Hacking Medicine's Grand Hack.

April 2016

The Team

Emily Lindemer, PhD, Co-Founder

PhD from Harvard-MIT Division of Heath Sciences & Technology. One part neuroscientist, one part computer scientist and one part medical engineer. Proud supporter of women in STEM, always creating, and always advocating for social justice.

Vincent Valant, M.Sc.Eng., Co-Founder

Healthcare Management Consultant. Bioengineer turned businessman focused on helping bring cutting-edge pharmaceutical therapies to the patients that need them.

Benjamin Pyser, Head Developer

Fullstack Android and iOS developer. Competitor. Dreamer. Innovator. Driven to make the impossible possible, through technology.

Christopher Shanahan, MD MPH, Clinical Advisor

Practicing Primary Care General Internist at Boston Medical Center and Mattapan Community Health Center. Board Certified Addiction specialist with over 15 years of clinical and research informatics experience. Dedicated to providing patients the best in stigma-free care and support.

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