SIL

 

Social Innovation Lab

Our Impact | Our Programs | Our Ventures | Our Team | Connect With Us

 

The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at the Johns Hopkins University supports innovative nonprofits, mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies that aim to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond.

Open to Baltimore-area changemakers and Johns Hopkins faculty, students and staff, SIL provides social entrepreneurs the funding, mentorship, office space and workshops they need to develop into thriving, sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact.

 

Our 2018-2019 Cohort application has closed.
Thank you for your interest in the Social Innovation Lab!

 

For more information about SIL, contact Alex Riehm (alriehm@jhu.edu).

 

Our Impact


On an enduring mission to enhance our impact and deepen connections within Baltimore communities, SIL has supported 62 startups, helping them raise millions in funding and impact the lives of more than 250,000 people.

Our Programs


The cohort
Each fall, dozens of Baltimore-area residents and Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff apply to SIL to receive support for their social venture. From these applications, we select 10 ventures to participate in the SIL program.

From November through April, we support our ventures with funding, mentorship, office space and workshops that empower them to build stronger global communities.

Learn more | View our call for applications


 

Impact Bootcamp
Each October, SIL hosts the Impact Bootcamp, a one-day public event that offers workshops and networking opportunities to help Baltimore-area residents launch and lead projects that will benefit the city. Check out a recap of our spring 2018 event.

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Our Ventures


The 10 ventures selected for our 2017-2018 cohort are developing solutions to reduce medical errors due to miscommunication, empower female immigrants and refugees, increase access to education for vulnerable children in Tanzania and more.

2017-18 cohort | Alumni ventures

 

Our Team


Led by Alex Riehm, SIL teams receive mentorship from innovators-in-residence, hands-on support from social design fellows and guidance about local communities from our neighbor-in-residence.

From November through April, we support our ventures with funding, mentorship, office space and workshops that empower them to build stronger global communities.

Questions? Contact Alex Riehm (alriehm@jhu.edu).


 

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