Creating equitable opportunities for social entrepreneurs and innovation will be vital in ensuring North Texas’ economic recovery efforts are inclusive.
The Social Innovation Incubator is sponsored by Comerica Bank.
“At Comerica, we remain focused on supporting organizations and nonprofits serving sectors that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Amanda Mahaney, Comerica Bank Dallas Market President. “Creating equitable opportunities for social entrepreneurs and innovation will be vital in ensuring North Texas’ economic recovery efforts are inclusive. Social Innovation Incubator participants will provide critical resources and services to our most vulnerable, which also aligns with our bank’s commitment to making impactful, intentional and innovative investments in the communities we serve.”
The Social Innovation Incubator is part of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Social Innovation Lab, our set of programs that support social ventures at every stage. The Social Innovation Lab also includes the Social Innovation Accelerator in collaboration with Accenture and the upcoming Model Replication Workshop.
The Social Innovation Accelerator in collaboration with Accenture has grown into a huge success. The program has invested nearly $5.8 million in funding, training and mentoring for 54 North Texas social entrepreneurs since its 2013 launch. The Model Replication Workshop, which is slated to launch in 2022, will allow United Way to replicate proven social innovation ventures throughout Dallas to exponentially amplify their impact.
“United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is proud to lead social innovation in North Texas with initiatives such as the Social Innovation Accelerator and Southern Dallas Thrives,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Launching the Social Innovation Incubator will allow us to lift up even more talented social entrepreneurs who have a vision for our region. By expanding our social innovation programming, we will move closer to our Aspire United 2030 community goals, which aim to put opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.”
This article was published on: Aug 17, 2021