SIL Our Ventures

Social Innovation Lab


Our Ventures

Since 2011, we have supported 72 ventures, which have earned a combined $37.5 million in funding and created more than 459 paid roles. These ventures have wide-ranging missions, from developing cutting-edge technology that revolutionize orthotics to organizing pop-up astronomy nights for urban neighborhoods.


What SIL participants say

“SIL exposed us to an incredible ecosystem of mentors, collaborators, and funders that have been pivotal to the growth and evolution of our venture.” – J.J. Reidy, Urban Pastoral
“My mentor at the Social Innovation Lab helped me develop metrics that demonstrate the powerful impact of my organization. Thanks to him, I’m able to show the difference my organization makes to teachers and families across Maryland.” – Melissa Badeker, Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap
“SIL allowed Bright Energy Africa to leverage the vast and diverse network of entrepreneurs, partners and resources at Hopkins and the greater Baltimore community. The fellowship allowed us to meet other passionate individuals hoping to address some of our community’s most pressing health, social and economic disparities.” – Miguel Dias, Bright Energy Africa
“The Social Innovation Lab provided our company with the foundation to grow in the Baltimore entrepreneurial ecosystem. The sessions were invaluable and the networking opportunities with fellow social enterprises and Baltimore changemakers were a huge strategic plus.” – Seal-Bin Han, FitMango


2017-2018 Cohort

Bakku Technologies

BeeMore Cooperative


Distribution Health

The Growing Minds Initiative


Hosts for Humanity

Mera Kitchen Collective

Neighbour, Neighbour



SIL Alumni Ventures

2016-2017 Cohort


Sunrise Health

Bent Carrot


Project Charmify


Touching Young Lives


The Listening Lab

The Whole Teacher


2015-2016 Cohort


Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap

The Hero Lab

Greater Baltimore Health Improvement Initiative

Bright Energy Africa

Baltimore Tax Credit Project

B’More Healthy Teaching Kitchen




2014-2015 Cohort

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Buy American Pact

The SAT/ACT Prep for Under-Resourced Baltimore Youth

Urban Pastoral

Air Point








Neighborhood Watch App

Whiteriver Rural Medical Fellowship