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Incubator

Interested in incubation for social entrepreneurs by social entrepreneurs?

The Social Innovation incubator program is currently at capacity. Applications for the 2016 Social Innovation Incubator will open in the fall of 2015 for graduates of the certificate in social innovation and by invitation.



About the Incubator  

Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster, tackling major social problems is daunting, but you could not imagine doing anything else. We feel you. We have worked with hundreds of impact innovators in Portland and around the world. Are you next?

The SII provides social venture startups with the "4 Cs:" Capacity by helping you navigate those tricky impact startup questions; a Community of peers and supporters, Connections to advisors, funders, volunteers and customers; and Credibility from participation and exposure.  

Graduates of our online Business of Social Innovation certificate have priority for our 3-5 yearly incubator openings, so check it out if you are interested in joining our community.

2015 Cohort 

Gender Gap Year is closing the gaps in women’s representation, leadership, power and pay through an innovative gap year program in Portland Oregon.  Through badging, boldness, action, and self exploration, the year long program empowers women between 18 and 22 to live authentic, connected, and strategic lives of equity.

 

Construct Foundation is building a portfolio of partners and mutually reinforcing education initiatives to identify and support new models for teaching and learning, prioritizing K-12 students in Portland Metro’s underserved communities.

Lanyi Fan incubates locally-generated solutions and facilitates international relationships to address the high unemployment and environmental problems encroaching on existing livelihoods in West Africa.


The Pathways to Prosperity Initiative, a program of nonprofit Self Enhancement, Inc., provides at-risk urban youth and their families in the Portland area "with the knowledge, skills and support needed to leverage economic opportunities and increase financial capability."

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"Connecting to the Social Innovation Incubator opened up a community of practice within which we are able to refine our ideas, work on how we communicate our mission, and gain from the business experience of others. Social entrepreneurs really need that kind of concrete support network to fuel their vision for change."

--Anaïs Tuepker, co-founder of Preciva.