Activate Your Impact: Meet our cohort of entrepreneurs

Thirteen entrepreneurs were selected to take part in Activate Your Impact, the four-week Mini-Accelerator offered by Boston Impact Initiative and Innovation Studio, supported by Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. The participants are small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island that want to start making an impact, or amplify their existing impact. They include both nonprofits and for-profit businesses in a range of sectors, from education, to construction to healthcare.

This free program includes virtual workshops on understanding community impact, business ownership models, and management for impact. In group sessions and through one-on-one coaching, participants learn how to identify opportunities for impact within their own enterprise and integrate impact into successful business strategies. Six of the companies will be invited to pitch their impact plans at an in-person Pitch Competition sponsored by PNC Bank on June 14 at Roxbury Innovation Studio in Boston, MA.

From low-cost insulin, to wind turbines, to storytelling for social justice, to coding education for women, these entrepreneurs are contributing to the solidarity economy in many different ways. We are excited to support them on their journey and enable them to learn together to amplify their impact.