Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton, La Flaca Urban Gardens
La Flaca grows for local chefs, caterers, and food artisans who are looking for responsibly-sourced, special ingredients.
Karyn Scott, Care2Rock
A program of Kids in a New Groove, Care2Rock uses music in the emotional and psychological development of foster care children.
Ruben Rathnasingham, Prosodio
Prosodio builds apps that support early childhood literacy. Its first app, Pointer, will focus on shared reading.
Roxana Castro Camargo, Akumal Shop
Akumal Shop seeks to break the cycle of poverty by selling high-quality crafts made in indigenous Mexican communities.
Sera Bonds and Anna Franceschi, Circle of Health International
Nonprofit Circle of Health International is launching a new unit program that will sell high-quality, responsibly-sourced cloth diapers.
Paul Abumov, ScribeSense
ScribeSense automates the grading process for teachers with 99% accuracy, saving teachers time and decreasing teacher turnover rates in public schools.
Buzz White, Bluehub Health
Bluehub Health offers a digital platform for patients and healthcare providers to collect, store and share healthcare information, alleviating the administrative burden that diminishes the quality of patient care.
Joe Troyen, PenPal Schools
PenPal Schools promotes cultural awareness and literacy across cultures, connecting students in classrooms worldwide to discuss global issues.
Meg Erskine, Open Arms at MRC
Open Arms, the social enterprise of the nonprofit Multicultural Refugee Coalition, provides livable wage employment to refugees in Austin through private label manufacturing for socially-conscious garment and apparel companies.
Casey Smith, Cooking Up Cultures
Cooking Up Cultures breaks down cultural barriers in communities by fostering cross-cultural learning through immersive language and cooking instruction.
Hudson Baird, PelotonU
PelotonU blends online education and in-person mentorship to help working students get through college with greater learning and less expense.
Eric Goff and Dustin Fedako, Compost Pedallers
The Compost Pedallers are a bike-powered compost recycling program. Their mission is to transform an entire city’s organic waste stream into local food, all without burning a single drop of fossil fuels.
Diana Griffin and Cheyenne Weaver, GirlsGuild
GirlsGuild uses a a hands-on apprenticeship model to provide real-world opportunities for girls and women to learn one-on-one from women leaders in their chosen field, building skills, confidence and creative voice.
Michael Hanan and Lloyd Minick, Ten Acre Organics
Ten Acre Organics is working to build the most sustainable and productive ten-acre farm in the world, as a model that can be replicated around cities everywhere, reducing water usage by up to 90%.
Igor Holas, Mentegram
Mentegram improves the treatment decision-making of mental healthcare professionals through more robust, and more engaging daily tracking tools.
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