Impact Entrepreneurs

The Social Innovation Forum's portfolio of nonprofit Social Innovators and social impact business Impact Entrepreneurs represents a range of social issues including food insecurity, healthy aging, environmental sustainability, youth development, and the arts. Explore our portfolio by year or social issue and read Innovator and Entrepreneur Spotlights to learn what it means to be a part of the Social Innovation Forum.

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  • EnergySage

    • 2016 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Environmental Sustainability
      Social Business Accelerator

    EnergySage offers an online platform that enables consumers to compare solar quotes from pre-screened solar installers.

  • Fresh Food Generation

    • 2015 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Food Insecurity
      Health & Nutrition
      Social Business Accelerator

    Fresh Food Generation provides quick and easy on- the-go food options that are a healthy alternative to over-processed foods sold at corner stores and fast food chains.

  • Green City Growers

    • 2013 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Environmental Sustainability
      Health & Nutrition
      Social Business Accelerator

    Green City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing its clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.

  • Innovator Spotlight

    GRIT

    • 2013 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Disabilities
      Social Business Accelerator

    GRIT worked with hundreds of wheelchair riders, engineers, and industry experts over the last five years to open up a whole new range of possibilities for those bold enough to move beyond the pavement.

  • Janji

    • 2014 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Social Business Accelerator

    Janji is a running brand that lets runners give back through country-inspired apparel that helps address water crises in countries around the world. By funding solutions and raising awareness through our apparel, Janji wants to create a nation of runners that run for another and eliminate the global water crisis.

  • Jubali

    • 2015 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Social Business Accelerator
      Health & Nutrition

    Jubali is a group of passionate food-lovers and culture-changers handcrafting the realest, most wholesome nourishment out there. Jubalí makes three main product lines — raw juices and smoothies, homemade nut milks and first-to-market herbal infusion teas. Everything is sinfully delicious, certified organic and oozing with Life Force.

  • KinderLab Robotics

    • 2016 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
      Social Business Accelerator

    KinderLab Robotics provides educational toys and products to schools and families that expose young children to technology and STEM concepts in a uniquely age-appropriate way.

  • Life Alive

    • 2014 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Health & Nutrition

    Life Alive is an Urban Oasis and Organic Cafe that intends to revolutionize the restaurant industry towards zero-waste and strengthen urban food security by scaling its sustainable and therapeutic operations in a local, "grass-roots" manner. Life Alive's mission is to "feed the vitality of the world...one meal at a time".

  • Memory-Lane.Tv

    • 2015 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Healthy Aging
      Social Business Accelerator

    Memory-Lane.Tv is a multi-sensory video on-demand platform for people living with dementia and their caregivers that combines several therapies: guided imagery, music and auditory integration, chronobiology and olfactory stimulation.

  • PlenOptika

    • 2016 Impact Entrepreneur
    • Social Issue:
      Health & Nutrition
      Social Business Accelerator

    PlenOptika has created the “QuickSee,” a low-cost handheld device that provides eyeglass prescriptions at the push of a button.