GRID Milestones

2020
April-2020

Grid featured by ABC7 News

Grid featured by <a href="https://wjla.com/news/coronavirus/video-game-aims-to-bust-coronavirus-myths">ABC7 News</a>

“Video game aims to bust coronavirus myths”

April-2020

CoronaCombat launched

CoronaCombat launched

CoronaCombatA digital game that raises awareness and provides accurate information on the new coronavirus and related COVID-19 disease. The game not only provides players with useful and reliable information but also empowers them to question misinformation.

March-2020

EarthFenders launched

EarthFenders launched

EarthFenders – Defenders of the Earth is a mobile game that helps learners understand the causes and consequences of climate change and empowers learners to take appropriate actions to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

February-2020

The GW Hatchet

The GW Hatchet

“Alumna develops app to teach empathy for animals”

Mariam interviewed by The GW Hatchet on animal welfare game KritterKneads

February-2020

GRID covered by ABC7 News

GRID covered by ABC7 News

Mariam Nusrat’s interview with ABC7 News on “The power of games: Global team busts menstrual myths using educational technology”

January-2020

KritterKneads launched

KritterKneads launched

KritterKneads – Saving All Critters In Need is launched on Google Play Store. The game aims to build compassion for animals.

2019
August-2019

SurrEndo Launched

SurrEndo Launched

SurrEndo – The surrender on Endometriosis aims to reduce societal stigma around endometriosis through increasing awareness and empathy.

July-2019

Nari Paila hits 10K Downloads

Nari Paila hits 10K Downloads

Nari Paila hits 10K Downloads

May-2019

GRID at Clinton Foundation HQ

GRID at Clinton Foundation HQ

GRID showcased at CGI U marketplace at the Clinton Foundation HQ, where innovative CGI U alums showcased their social impact products! Mariam also participated in a roundtable discussion with Chelsea Clinton.

March-2019

Nari Paila launched

Nari Paila launched

Nari Paila – Claim your fame with the reproductive health game. Nari Paila builds reproductive health knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

2018
October-2018

DC Inno 50 on Fire

DC Inno 50 on Fire

DC Inno 50 on Fire – GRID among DC’s top 50 most innovative companies

July-2018

Serious Play Conference

Serious Play Conference

Mariam’s Biography

Speaking Engagement at Serious Play Conference

March-2018

WUSA9

WUSA9

Grid featured on WUSA9 : made an app to affect stereotypes on social media – StereoWiped

February-2018

The GW Hatchet

The GW Hatchet

“Alumna creates educational video games with global reach”

Mariam Nusrat interviewed by The GW Hatchet on educational video games.

February-2018

Washington Business Journal

Washington Business Journal

Grid featured in Washington business Journal on “Can video games change the world? This D.C. startup is giving it a try.

2017
October-2017

Honor Roll Alum by President Clinton

Honor Roll Alum by President Clinton

Mariam was recognized as an Honor Roll Alum in 2017 by President Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU).

April-2017

Mariam’s second TEDx Talk

Mariam’s second TEDx Talk

Mariam gives her second TEDx Talk on MoHiM – No shame in the period game.

February-2017

Rizwan’s second TEDx Talk

Rizwan’s second TEDx Talk

Rizwan Nusrat gives second TEDx Talk on Gaming for change

2016
September-2016

Grid Featured in Ouest France

Grid Featured in <a href="https://www.ouest-france.fr/monde/pakistan/pakistan-mohim-cette-appli-qui-veut-briser-le-tabou-des-regles-4445732/">Ouest France</a>

“Pakistan. « MoHim », cette appli qui veut briser le tabou des règles”

Translation: Pakistan. “MoHim”, is an app that wants to break the taboo of menstruation

August-2016

Grid Featured in LaCroix

Grid Featured in <a href="https://www.la-croix.com/Monde/Un-video-pakistanais-assaut-tabous-regles-2016-08-31-1300785737">LaCroix</a>

“Un jeu vidéo pakistanais à l’assaut des tabous sur les règles”

Translation: Pakistani video game challenges taboos

August-2016

GRID covered by Dawn

GRID covered by Dawn

This super-fun mobile game is making it easier to talk about periods Dawn Images

May-2016

GRID featured in Huffington Post

GRID featured in Huffington Post

“How A Smartphone Game Is Busting Menstrual Taboos” Grid in Huffington Post

May-2016

Rizwan’s first TEDx Talk

Rizwan’s first TEDx Talk

Rizwan Nusrat gives his TEDx Talk on changing the world through video games

May-2016

MoHim launched

MoHim launched

MoHiM: No shame in the period game. MoHiM raises menstrual health awareness through a fun myth-busting game and brings the dialogue to the forefront; educating and creating champions who are eager to eradicate MHM shame!

April-2016

Mariam on Expert Panel of The Education Commission

Mariam on Expert Panel of The Education Commission

Mariam on Technology Expert Panel for The Learning Generation Report.

January-2016

Mariam’s first TEDx Talk

Mariam’s first TEDx Talk

Mariam gives her first Tedx talk in Washington DC on “Gamifying Behavior Change”

January-2016

Not For Profit registered

2015
December-2015

Grid Featured in Mangobaaz

Grid Featured in <a href="https://www.mangobaaz.com/pakistanis-redefined-role-women-2015">Mangobaaz</a>

“These Pakistanis Redefined the Role of Women in 2015”

August-2015

Grid receives PeaceApp Certificate

Grid receives PeaceApp Certificate

StereoWiped receives honorable mention in UN Peace App Competition

June-2015

Grid Featured in TechJuice

Grid Featured in <a href = "https://www.techjuice.pk/the-brave-pakistani-woman-who-changed-video-gaming-landscape-with-her-startup-grid/">TechJuice</a>

“The brave Pakistani woman who changed video gaming landscape with her startup, GRID”

June-2015

Grid Featured in Parhlo

Grid Featured in <a href = "https://www.parhlo.com/mariam-adil-the-pakistani-who-did-what-men-couldnt/">Parhlo</a>

“Mariam Adil… The Pakistani Who Did What Men Couldn’t”

May-2015

Elliott School’s Wilbur J. Carr Prize

Elliott School’s Wilbur J. Carr Prize

Mariam is a recipient of the Elliott School’s Wilbur J. Carr Prize

May-2015

Andrew Rice Award

Andrew Rice Award

Mariam Nusrat is awarded the 2015 Andrew E. Rice Award for leadership and innovation by a young Professional in international development.

April-2015

Grid Featured in Global Voices

Grid Featured in <a href="https://globalvoices.org/2015/04/28/meet-the-woman-whos-revolutionizing-pakistans-gaming-industry/">Global Voices</a>

Meet the Woman Who’s Shaking Up Pakistan’s Social Gaming Industry

April-2015

GWU Knapp Fellowship

GWU Knapp Fellowship

Mariam received the GWU Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning for developing video games as learning tools for international development projects.

March-2015

Grid featured in VentureBeat

Grid featured in <a href = "https://venturebeat.com/2015/03/28/social-good-gaming-will-only-reach-its-potential-when-women-do-too/">VentureBeat </a>

“Social-good gaming will only reach its potential when women do too”

March-2015

Mariam shares the stage with President Clinton at CGIU 2015

Mariam shares the stage with President Clinton at CGIU 2015

GRID showcased as an “exemplary approach”  at a session moderated by President Clinton at CGIU 2015

February-2015

GRID is official!

GRID is official!

GRID registered as LLC

January-2015

GRID wins GWU Business Plan Competition

GRID wins GWU Business Plan Competition

GRID wins “Best Social Enterprise” in GWU Business Plan Competition

2014
December-2014

StereoWiped launched

StereoWiped launched

StereoWiped: Wiping Stereotypes! The game aims at engaging youth in breaking racial, gender and professional stereotypes and encouraging social diversity.

April-2014

Mariam shares entrepreneurial journey with Washington Post

Mariam shares entrepreneurial journey with <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2014/04/14/for-these-grad-students-its-work-in-progress/">Washington Post</a>

“For entrepreneurial grad students, startups are a work in progress”

February-2014

GRID at CGI U

GRID at CGI U

Mariam makes a commitment to action at Clinton Global Initiative University 2014 (CGIU)

2013
February-2013

An idea was born

An idea was born

Mariam Nusrat came up with the idea of GRID