VENTURES | Fall 2014


Akimbo • New York • For-profit •

Akimbo connects individuals who face significant boundaries to employment with professional opportunity.
Community Farmers Markets
Community Farmers Markets • Atlanta • Nonprofit •

Community Farmers Markets is preserving and growing the local food movement through sustainable marketplaces.
GreenWave • New York • Nonprofit •

GreenWave transforms unemployed fisher(wo)men into restorative ocean farmers.
Gun by Gun
Gun by Gun • San Francisco • Nonprofit •

Gun by Gun empowers people to remove guns from their communities through crowdfunded gun buybacks.
Hello Tractor
Hello Tractor • Washington D.C. • For-Profit •

Hello Tractor supports African farmers through its innovative tractor co-sharing platform.
Library for All • New York • Nonprofit •

Library for All increases access to knowledge in the developing world by delivering locally relevant ebooks through a digital library platform.
MentorMe • Memphis • For-profit •

MentorMe is reinventing the way communities invest in their greatest resource – people.
Million Dollar Scholar • New Orleans • For-Profit •

Million Dollar Scholar helps parents and schools guide their students through the process of making higher education affordable.
Project Scientist • Charlotte • Nonprofit •

Project Scientist fosters today's female scientists who will lead the world in solving tomorrow's greatest challenges.
Quarterback • Chicago • For-profit •

Quaterback is building the new wave of leaders for the impact economy.
SparkMarket • Atlanta • For-Profit •

SparkMarket redefines community development through an online marketplace for business finance.
STE(A)M Truck • Atlanta • Nonprofit •

STE(A)M Truck is a mobile makerspace that inspires youth to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Union Capital Boston • Boston • Nonprofit •

Union Capital Boston is a mobile-based rewards program that allows low-income families to get ahead by giving back.​