Hannah Chung is a design leader and entrepreneur. She founded two award-winning organizations: Sproutel, a healthcare design company creating interactive companions in children’s health, and Design for America, a national network of students designing for social impact. Her work has won numerous awards such as National Design Award, Cannes Silver Lion, CES Best of Innovation, Time Best Inventions, and SXSW Interactive Innovation Award.

Hannah has been recognized as “Top 15 Women to Watch in Tech” by Inc Magazine and one of 50 honored makers by the White House. She spoke at numerous conferences like Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Creative Mornings, TEDx, and SXSW.

Hannah is an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a board member of Community Musicworks, and an advisor to early-stage startup companies. She studied mechanical engineering and design at Northwestern University.

Guest Lectures

Brown University, New York University, Northwestern University, Rice University, Rhode Island School of Design, Tufts University, University of Rhode Island, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University


2022 RISD IDSA Makeathon, Rhode Island School of Design

2021 NYU MakerSpace, New York University

2020 Lillie’s Ladies Who LaUNCH series, Rice University

2020 Project Invent

2020 Creative Reaction Lab

2019 Hack for Global Good

2019 TEDxProvidence 

2019 Spark Design Conference, DESIGNxRI

2019 Moves Millennial Forum

2018 Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR)

2018 HCRI Speaker Series, Brown University

2018 Clambake Speaker Series, DESIGNxRI

2017 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Northeast District Design Conference

2016 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship, Vanderbilt University

2016 General Assembly Boston

2016 Better World by Design

2015 Convocation Speaker, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

2015 General Assembly Boston

2015 Creative Mornings Boston

2015 TEDxSomerville

2015 SXSW “She Rules: A Female Leadership Panel”

2015 Advancing Women’s Excellence

2015 MedStart, Tufts University

2015 Better Health by Design, DESIGNxRI & Rhode Island School of Design

2014 Zermatt Summit

2014 Big Ideas Fest

2014 Women in Leadership Panel, Wunderman Thompson

2014 EPAM Continuum

2014 Pixar

2014 The Well Conference

2013 Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit

2013 Rhode Island Senate Economic Summit

2013 Better World by Design


2013 Segal Seminar Series, Northwestern University

2012 SEEED

2012 TEDxHanRiver

2012 Health 2.0 Chicago

2012 RISD Mindshare, Rhode Island School of Design

2012 Info Ecosystems for Well-being Conference, Institute For The Future

2012 Women@TheFrontier, Singularity University & NASA

Hannah Chung