Calling all social innovators of Baltimore!

The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University accelerates emerging ventures and leaders that seek to change Baltimore and the world. SIL provides funding, advising and mentorship, training, technical assistance, office space, and network access to help these innovative mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies develop into thriving, sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact.

Who should apply

SIL seeks driven, thoughtful applicants who are:

  • Deliberate in developing a potential solution rooted in personal experience or  extensive research
  • Willing to exert extraordinary dedication to make the potential solution a reality
  • Enthusiastic about joining a learning community and sharing resources and open-minded in their approach


  • October 5: Application deadline – Extended! 
  • October 9- October 25, 2023: Virtual finalist interviews
  • November 1, 2023: Finalists are notified if they have or have not been accepted into the cohort.
  • December 2023 – May 2024: Program timeline