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Solome T.

Founder, Executive Director
San Francisco, CA, USA


Solome Tibebu is a mental health and patient advocate social entrepreneur.
In 2006, Solome founded Anxiety In Teens 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the first online mental health resource for young adults, by young adults. Solome started the organization after struggling with OCD and anxiety as a teenager without access to any meaningful online communities for young adults.

Solome is the recipient of the SAMHSA National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Youth MOVE National Dare to Dream Award (Washington, D.C.), the Minnesota Association of Children's Mental Health 2010 Outstanding Service Award (Minneapolis, MN), the Margaret Clark Morgan Mental Health Scholar Award (Cleveland, OH), GSCU Dr. Martha L. Colvin Docent (Atlanta, GA), and was selected as 1 of 20 young social entrepreneurs to represent the United States internationally at the G20 Summit Young Entrepreneurs Alliance.

Through her work in developing innovative behavioral health technologies, Solome was recognized with the Pentair Entrepreneurship Award, a recipient of the Minnesota Cup and the University of St. Thomas Ron Fowler Business Concept Challenge Winner. Solome served as the first Ashoka YouthVenture Entrepreneur-In-Residence and continues to serve as a mentor to other young adults interested in advancing mental health access and innovation.