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Let's work together for maximizing people's Happiness and solve
World’s Toughest Challenges!
Win $50,000 in prizes
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Shape the future of humanity
by creating apps to increase happiness, productivity and well being!
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An opportunity to win $50,000
in prizes to developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to build apps that will
increase the world’s happiness quotient!

Help us reach out to the universe!

What is The Happiness Apps
Challenge all about?

The Happiness Apps Challenge is an international App building challenge that is aimed to inspire minds in tech and design to create products that will increase world’s happiness quotient!

Create an App to make people happy. One positive person can spread Happiness to more than 1,000 people, but through the power of technology we can reach out to millions.
$ 50,000 in Prizes
Submission Open on
Oct 24, 2014

The challenge is brought to you by The Art Of Living Foundation.

The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

The AOLF is present in 152 countries, reaching an estimated 300 million people worldwide with a vision to create a stress free and violence free society.

How to Enter?

This is an online challenge open to individuals as well as business entities. The final
product should be one of the following.
iOS Mobile Apps Android Mobile Apps Web Apps Social Apps

The products must be around any one or combination of following themes

Spreading &
Increasing work productivity through happiness
Reducing stress &

Your submission must include

  • A mobile application (iOS or Android) or a web application, or social application, useable by the judges
  • The app should be a Fully Functioning App
  • Link to the app
  • The application login credentials
  • A 250 word description submitted in English of the application
View Full Rules


His Holiness
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Humanitarian and
Spiritual leader,
founder of the Art
of Living

Danny Schultz

Co Founder, Managing Director - Gotham Ventures

Mark Peter Davis

Capitalist + Incubator, Author

Jalak Jobanputra

Managing Partner at Future Perfect Ventures

Asher Delug

Airpush Founder & IAB Board

Stephen Schueller

Research Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine-Behavioral Medicine, Northwestern University

Matt Killingsworth

Center for Health and Community at UCSF

Prita Uppal

CEO & Founder of Hooked

Gus Tai

General Partner at Trinity Ventures

Fred Muench, Ph.D.

Director of Digital Health Interventions, North Shore Health System, Department of Psychiatry.

Ilangovan Murugesan

Data Scientist

Myron Scholes

Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Stanford, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Stephen Porges

Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina

Emma Seppala

Ph.D. Associate Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Shradha Sharma

Founder & CEO of


Overall Winner
Runner up
Most Impactful App
Audience Choice
Public Voting
Awards Ceremony
Oct 24th
Oct 24th to Dec 24th
Dec 24th to Jan 07th
Dec 25th to Jan 07th
Jan 16th

Our Cause

Let's work together for maximizing people's happiness and solve world’s toughest challenges!

1. Stress

20% of Americans report extreme stress

2. Depression

Major depression will be the world’s second most debilitating disorder by 2020 - World Health Organization
Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer depression or mental illness - Reuters

3. Happiness makes people 12% more productive

Unhappiness among workers in US is costing $300 billion per year in lost productivity 3
87 percent of employees have no passion for their work, lack motivation to get the job done and are unhappy - Forbes

4. Happiness is Contagious

One positive person can spread Happiness to more than 1,000 people
A stranger’s good mood can do more to lift your spirits than a $5,000 raise, which only increased happiness 2 percent,
Harvard Medical School

©2014 the happiness app challenge

Who can participate?