Vision

To Empower Every Brain!

Mission

To create products and services that benefit people with invisible neural challenges, their families, and their teachers.

Values

Diversity. We believe in surrounding ourselves with people who think differently in order to get the most perspectives.

Efficacy. We believe real scientific research is critical to making the best products with the greatest benefit.

Values (cont.)

Adaptability. We believe in quickly shifting to accommodate new conditions, and helping others do the same.

Passion. We believe our actions matter, and we care deeply about bringing this mindset into all of our work.Adaptability. We believe in quickly shifting to accommodate new conditions, and helping others do the same.

Our Team

We are neuroscience PhDs, medical doctors, former teachers, world-class software engineers, managers, employees with autism, and an overall diverse and passionate team! Empowered Brain was born of the vision of our founder Dr. Ned T. Sahin. We are all here to help you. In these uncertain times, we also rely on your help. Please spread the word.

Empowered Brain is made in the USA by a diverse team of passionate people. We are trying to stay afloat and make sense of these unprecedented times, just like your family. As always, our vision is to “Empower Every Brain”!
Write your awesome label here.
BRAIN POWER ACADEMY TEACHERS

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Ned T. Sahin, PhD
Harvard and MIT Neuroscientist; CEO of Brain Power, LLC
Dr. Sahin was trained in neuroscience at Harvard, MIT and Oxford. His academic work has been published in journals such as Science and Nature Neuroscience, and his PhD dissertation won the prize for the best dissertation across all departments at Harvard that year. At MIT, he won several teaching prizes. Dr. Sahin founded Brain Power, LLC to bring neuroscience ideas and technological innovations to people with special challenges who can directly benefit from them the most.
Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Vahabzadeh is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and psychiatry. He is the former Chair of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. Dr. Vahabzadeh has published extensively in clinical neuroscience and neurobiology, and has over 20 awards, including from the APA and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Neha Keshav, PhD
Chief of Staff Director of Research
Dr. Sahin was trained in neuroscience at Harvard, MIT and Oxford. His academic work has been published in journals such as Science and Nature Neuroscience, and his PhD dissertation won the prize for the best dissertation across all departments at Harvard that year. At MIT, he won several teaching prizes. Dr. Sahin founded Brain Power, LLC to bring neuroscience ideas and technological innovations to people with special challenges who can directly benefit from them the most.
Dr. Rafiq Abdus-Sabur, M.Ed.
Director of Education
A scholar, former educator, and edu-tech entrepreneur, Rafiq is a Boston-area native and understands the real nature of our educational system. His graduate studies at Harvard gave him a theory-based toolset for educating those with special needs, grounded by his real-world and practical experience with the nuances of the educational system in action.
Michelle Donahue, M.Ed.
VP of Education and Online Learning
Michelle brings to Brain Power 10 years of inclusion-model classroom experience in Massachusetts public schools. She has extensive experience with curriculum design (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). For the past two decades, Michelle has worked with children in some capacity, and now combines her passion for helping students succeed with her enthusiasm for EdTech innovation.
Jeremy Bhatia
Director of Business Development
Jeremy works at the intersection education, innovation, and technology and is passionate about making engaging and fulfilling learning accessible to all. He completed the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2020, and while there incubated an ed-tech organization at the Harvard Innovation Lab and MIT Sandbox focusing on improving access to quality secondary education in Kenya and India. He currently also works at Avenues: The World School, where he leads global education programs and social media impact initiatives. Some of his other prior experiences include quantitative and qualitative research, teacher training, tutoring, coaching, finance, operations, and new product development in the US, Brazil, Uganda, India, Rwanda, and Nepal. At Brain Power, Jeremy supports product and partnership development. 

Our Story

Brain Power, LLC, is a mission-based neuroscience tech startup headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with strong ties to MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. We hire the best and brightest from around the world and maintain a fully virtual, work-from-anywhere company paradigm.
Our flagship product suite, called Empowered Brain, includes apps that help children (or adults) on the autism spectrum learn what other people are feeling; deliver videogame-like coaching on face-directed gaze; tutor reading and conversation skills; help users reduce repetitive motor behaviors and underlying stress; give teachers and parents numerical progress reports; and much more. We have successful customers living in 10 countries, and in schools in the US.
Our systems run on smartglasses such as Google Glass or competing headsets from Epson, Intel, and others. Google recently released the third version of Glass. Brain Power is one of their few partners, allowing us to resell the device and access many resources specially for partners.
We also have developed apps that address needs related to traumatic brain injury, job (re-)training, job coaching, eldercare, and objective measurement of behavior in support of clinical trials. Our overall aim, that binds these together, is to unlock the potential of the challenged brain. We are a truly and deeply mission-focused company.
More recently, we have leveraged our neuroscience and education expertise to create Brain Power Academy, an online school offering teachers evidence-based professional development content focused on social-emotional learning, special education and distance learning. 

Brain Power Academy

Brain Power Academy specializes in online professional development for teachers. Our PowerPD and Brain Bite courses empower you with new skills and tools for social-emotional teaching and remote learning based on the latest scientific research. Grow your skills to reach your students!

Course Catalog