Welcome to the Social Innovation Lab's virtual showcase of Baltimore's emerging social innovators!
IMPACT FORUM 2020 WINNER – $25,000
Bree Jones and Parity was awarded the Cohort Prize by her peers based on the strength of her progress over the six-month cohort period, plans for future growth, and potential for impact.
The $25,000 Cohort Prize is provided by the Abell Foundation. In support of SIL and the Abell Foundations’ shared interest to nurture entrepreneurial talent and grow our local ecosystem of successful ventures, the prize will help further accelerate high-potential ventures.
Learn about Parity’s mission to rehabilitate vacant and abandoned properties in distressed neighborhoods to create affordable homeownership opportunities and connect with Bree here.
LEADING UP TO THE MAIN EVENT
For six-months, Social Innovation Lab’s 2019-20 cohort grew their ventures while receiving support including funding, mentorship, office space, and training to maximize community impact and sustainability. Our rigorous curriculum challenges the cohort to achieve milestones focused on customer discovery and human-centered design in order to better serve their markets.
YOUR ROLE IN THE IMPACT FORUM
Each team in the cohort created a webpage to introduce their startup. You are invited to explore each team and encouraged to connect with those teams that interest you. Complete a contact form to connect and learn more, share their information with your networks, or consider supporting a team financially. All team pitches are available and you can also visit our Instagram feed to watch interviews.
2019-20 Social Innovation Lab Cohort
Meet the cohort. Click on each team for details including their pitch video, future plans, and news.
Infinite Focus Schools
A socio-emotional and mindfulness app for young people. We teach children about their cognitive functions and empower them with tools that reduce toxic stress.
We support Baltimore’s creative community by providing permanently affordable space to make and present art.
We aim to address the global clean water shortage by providing an efficient and affordable water purification system that promotes the health and societal well-being of families around the world.
More Watter Co.
Uses water, exercise, and lifestyle to combat chronic disease and build healthier communities.
Helping business owners identify bias, productivity, and engagement within their internal online communities.
Working to close the communication gap between sideline beekeepers and farmers to support sustainable pollination and increase incomes for farmers and beekeepers alike.
A nonprofit organization changing the way health services are delivered to a new generation of parents who expect better from the American health system.
A place-based social change organization using an asset-based framework to focus on racial equity, narrative change, and social connectedness.
An equitable development company that acquires and rehabilitates vacant and abandoned properties in distressed neighborhoods to create affordable homeownership opportunities.
We design more efficient healthcare systems through improving pathways to connected and coordinated care.
We would like to give a special thank you to our partners:
We welcome gifts of any size to support Social Innovation Lab’s priorities.