An essential tool for staying sober
Getting sober is only half the battle. Then the real work begins. Access to peer support and other resources is critical to staying sober.
Sober Grid was designed to provide those looking to get sober, and those in recovery, with access to a community focused on sobriety.
Some join to get support, others to give it; each free download, post and connection creates an opportunity to stay sober while helping others do the same.
Our Management Team
Beau is a avid entrepreneur - starting and advising several digital companies. Member of the Forbes Technology Council and has been featured in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, just to name a few. On the board of InvestAcure, a NYC based micro finance app founded to provide a tool to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Completing a Micro Masters program in Artificial Intelligence at Columbia University. Mann has also taken strategy/management courses at Harvard University.
Chris was most recently with Johnson & Johnson in CPG brand management for the Tylenol Cold brand, where he oversaw consumer & trade promotion and developed strategy. Chris holds a JD and an MBA from Boston College.
Dmitry has helped companies in NYC and Boston ranging from large financial institutions to smaller technology startups. Dmitry is a hands-on executive with record of leading the design and development of high visibility products, improving processes and procedures to drive revenue and efficiency.
Mark has worked in finance for the past twenty-five years at firms such as Morgan Stanley, UBS and HSBC. His last role was Managing Director, global head of sales at STOXX, Ltd, the index house co-owned by Deutsche Börse and the Swiss Stock Exchange.
Lon has more than 18 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing computerized solutions for managing, analyzing and disseminating substance use research and interventions, having worked as the Director of Data and Technology for the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Boston Children's Hospital and research associate at Harvard Medical School. Lon has an MPH from Boston University and BSEE from Colorado State University.
Mike Mooney's background is in digital media and technology. Prior to joining Sober Grid he was Director of Sales at News360 and prior to that was responsible for advertising sales at TechCrunch, the Technology Industry's leading digital media publication.
Nick brings almost a decade of experience in marketing, design, and strategy. Former Lead Design of Hart Ski Corporation.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld provides clients with counsel related to government strategies, litigation, and general business advice. Bill was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 and reelected in 1994 with 71% of the vote. During his terms, he succeeded in reducing taxes and unemployment. His pro-business policies are widely considered to have made a positive impact on the state.
Roxanne has spent the last 18 years at the Hazelden Foundation—most recently as the Executive Director of Sales & Marketing. She brings invaluable experience selling B2B products and SAAS solutions. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Matt Smith is the co-founder, President and CEO of SecLingua, Inc., a healthcare cybersecurity firm headquartered in Shelton, CT. Matt has a range of healthcare experiences marked by leading-edge business developments in healthcare cybersecurity and management roles in major medical firms. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Management at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Mr. Smith holds a BA in Psychology (1970) and an MBA with academic honors (1972) from Boston University.
Dr. Bickel earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of New York, New Paltz before getting both his master’s and doctoral degrees in developmental child psychology from the University of Kansas. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of North Carolina and the John Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Bickel is currently a member of the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Psychology.
Severine has spent many years working in strategic consulting for large companies in Media, Luxury and Tech. She has a great deal of experience in Philanthropy and Social Impact investing. She’s now actively involved in the start up scene in Europe and in the U.S. as a strategic advisor and investor.
Brandon Bergman, Ph.D., is the Associate Director and a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Recovery Research Institute, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a licensed clinical psychologist. His original research, funded in part by the NIH/NIAAA, examines online technology-based recovery communities, as well as substance-related risks and benefits of general-interest social network site participation, with a special focus on the life stage of emerging adulthood.
Who's been talking about Sober Grid
"Mann believes that the app will be especially useful during the holidays, as festivities provide strong temptation. The app includes a button labeled “Burning Desire,” to allow a user to alert other users in the vicinity that they need help when temptation arises." Read more.
"Beau Mann, the chief executive and a founder of a new app called Sober Grid, says that for some users, joining this social network could be a matter of life and death. “It sounds somewhat dramatic, but it’s realistic,” Mr. Mann said. “Some people, their life is dependent on their sobriety. So that need to connect is how people get and maintain sobriety.” Read more.
"Some argue that technology makes us less social... Sober Grid, a new app, is changing that – they’re using that technology to connect sober friends and create a recovery community." Read more.
"We are not a 12-step program,' said Chris Pesce, Sober Grid’s marketing director and himself a recovering alcoholic. 'We’re a tool that complements those programs.' [Sober Grid] is aimed more at building a strong and supportive community both for people who are in recovery and those who simply choose to live a sober lifestyle." Read more.
"Members who have beaten their demons can share their experiences and offer tips on how to stay clean. The best part of the app is the convenience of a support system at the touch of a button." Read more.
"The app works because it can help someone, for example, in an airport who wants a drink, and can’t get to a meeting, connect with someone else in recovery. '[It's] the ultimate double bottom-line company." Read more.
"In light of the current opioid epidemic ravaging the U.S., where overdoses cause more deaths than car accidents, startups are using technology to help recovering addicts stay clean. Sober Grid, a social smartphone app that enables sober people to connect with each other, has gained 25,000 users in a week." Read more.
"Sober Grid is proving to be a the hot new social networking app that people have been looking for. ' [It] stands in the middle of the digital and recovery intersection - the missing link for the sober community." Read more.
"Here's what happened when I tried the hot new sober app... If I was in a place where I was desperate to find another sober person or a meeting—or just have someone who understood hear me out—I imagine it could be a lifesaver." Read more.
"Unlike other addiction recovery apps that only help track your sobriety or keep you motivated, this app goes above and beyond. It’s a virtual sober community in the palm of your hands. It is also rated as the #1 Sober App for both Apple and Android products." Read more.
"Sober Grid is a social networking app connecting people in the recovery and sober living communities through geo-social networking. An app of this nature was sorely needed in today's culture, because so many people spend their time communicating with one another on their smartphones" Read more.
"If you are struggling with alcoholism or other forms of addictions, here comes a smartphone app that aims to help..." Read more.