Social Innovation Incubator

The Social Innovation Incubator invests human, social and financial capital in early-stage (discovery and experimentation stages) entrepreneurs in the social innovation sector. The program is designed for entrepreneurs who have experienced systemic racial and gender inequities and who strive to drive impact in education, income and health in North Texas.

The Incubator provides organizational and leadership development and seeks to correct historical opportunity and resource gaps, as well as systemic racial and gender inequities, in North Texas’ social innovation sector. The program includes personalized mentorship and a learning platform that guides participants through the process of developing a validated business plan.

Deadline to apply is July 28.

Results & Impact

  • 38

    completed the program in 2021
  • 90%

    of Incubator entrepreneurs
    are women-led ventures
  • 86%

    of Incubator entrepreneurs
    identify as people of color


completed the program in 2021


of Incubator entrepreneurs
are women-led ventures


of Incubator entrepreneurs
identify as people of color

Incubator Alumni


  • Be Natural Wellness
  • Create + Co
  • DFW Kids on the Move
  • Dallas Free Press
  • Destination Known Workgroup
  • Geared Up
  • Harmoni Health Education Services
  • Heart of Courage
  • Jacob’s Harvest
  • MEE
  • Parent Work Space
  • Premium Tax Service
  • Rally Funds
  • Reading to New Heights
  • Reducing the Gap
  • TMJ Dance Project
  • The Smart Project
  • We are Poderosas


  • Code Pink Productions Inc.
  • Commissary is Very Necessary
  • Cortina’s Venture
  • Delighted to Doula
  • FearLess Dallas
  • Generational Shift USA
  • Helen’s Project
  • Mind Molders
  • Mindset Solutions Multimedia
  • Notre Dame School STAR Program
  • Nspire Tutors
  • Queens In Training
  • Reading Huddle
  • S.E. Charities
  • SerenelyStar Publishing
  • TLACA (The Leadership Academy of Creative Arts
  • Wholly Informed Sex Ed
  • World Explorers of America

Interested in joining the Social Innovation Incubator?

Come learn more about the Social Innovation Incubator. The information session will provide an overview of the Social Innovation Incubator program and the application process.

  • Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023

  • Time: 5:30 PM

  • Address: Dallas College Bill J. Priest Center
    1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, TX 75215

  • Applications open June 12. Deadline to apply is July 28.

Invest in Lasting Change

Together, we can improve access to education, income and health so all North Texans can thrive.

Our Mentors

  • Olaitan Akintola  
  • Abeer Albashiti  
  • Jamey Applegate  
  • Rezeq Asali 
  • Valerie Ballard  
  • Kathleen Batel  
  • Yvonne Booker  
  • Jordan Dsilva  
  • Tania Garcia 
  • Inne ten Have  
  • Cathy Kang  
  • Eundeok Kim  
  • Bora Laci  
  • Dixon Milner 
  • Ann Montgomery 
  • Ana Salazar 
  • Ashley Sharp 

Learn More

Social innovation is at the heart of the work we do 365 days a year. Our programs provide financial, human and social capital to help identify, develop and grow social ventures that are implementing new and innovative solutions to the most urgent challenges facing North Texas in education, income and health.

The Social Innovation Incubator is sponsored by:

  • Charles Schwab & Co Inc.  
  • Comerica 
  • Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • Target Corporation 
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.  
In partnership with:
  • Dallas College
  • eqALL

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