Engine discusses how startups such as EnsoData (with its EnsoSleep sleep study scoring software) are harnessing Big Data to tackle social challenges.

In the same way machinery enabled the industrial revolution, recent improvements around our ability to capture, store, and analyze massive quantities of data have ushered in an incredible period of innovation. In industries ranging from education to healthcare to agriculture, American startups are harnessing “Big Data” to drive innovation and develop targeted solutions for some of society’s greatest challenges. This report highlights some of those startups and offers insights for policymakers seeking to foster innovation and social transformation while maintaining sufficient protections for the American public.