Katherine Grill, PhD
Dr. Katherine Grill received a BS in Art Therapy, MA in Psychology, and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience. While completing her PhD, she worked at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC conducting NIH research. She was also the co-founder of a community health program for young adults called Mindful Millennials. In 2017, Dr. Grill moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to learn about using technology to increase access to mental health care. In 2018 she founded Neolth, a technology company that provides personalized, on-demand mental health support to teens through a self-guided platform.
As the Co-founder and CEO of Neolth, Dr. Grill has won numerous awards, including the 2021 Timmy Finalist as a Best Tech for Social Good company (competition ongoing), 2020 Startup of the Year EdTech award, Top 100 Startup in 2020 by SOTY, Top 100 company in 2020 by Pepperdine University, the SoGal San Francisco Regional Pitch Competition, and the SoGal Global Finals Pitch Competition, the largest pitch competition for female founders in the world. She led the company to receive a $700,000 pre-seed investment, with notable investors like Techstars and Telosity. She was invited to and participated in the Techstars accelerator (which has a less than 1% acceptance rate), the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center’s Milestone Makers program, and the Headstream program (the youth mental health accelerator supported by Pivotal Ventures). She has been featured in numerous articles and received press for her work with Neolth, including being featured in Forbes alongside the founders of Bumble and Zyper in 2021 as a leading female founder and being honored with a display on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square in 2020.
Dr. Grill lives in the Bay Area with her husband and co-founder, Lukas Grill, and their two huskies, Kai and Leo. In her free time, Katherine enjoys hiking, swimming, baking, and learning German.