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About Us


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


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

HUBweek Demo Day

Hey,Charlie will be joined in showcasing by some of Boston's leading technology companies, academic institutions, and innovation labs at HUBweek Demo Day.

September 30, 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 9, 2016

Presented Hey,Charlie in Copenhagen

Hey,Charlie is invited to present to University of Copenhagen's Neurobiology Research Unit for feedback on the utility of Hey,Charlie in a treatment setting from a group of expert psychology and neuroscience researchers.

August 9, 2016

Winner of Post-Hack Progress Award

Hey,Charlie won follow-up award for most progress since Hackathon from MIT Hacking Medicine

June 30, 2016

Conducted 100th interview

Using online recovery forums and an extensive interview designed to learn about how social environments affect recovery and how individuals in recovery use technology, we completed our 100th interview with an individual in our potential user base.

May 15, 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 3, 2016

Inception of Hey,Charlie

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

April 29, 2016

The Team

Emily Lindemer, Co-Founder

Ph.D. Candidate at 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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