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Aliento


Aliento invests in the leadership and the well being of undocumented youth and children impacted by detention deportation and unjust immigrant laws. Aliento has a holistic approach rooted in resilience and leadership. Aliento provides an art and organizing program for youth and children to build their leadership and uplift their voices. Through popular education and leadership development trainings Aliento creates a safe space where youth and children are trained to become agents of change in their communities. Aliento is reshaping the image of who immigrants are and shining light to the unheard voices of our society.

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Plentify


Plentify provides reliable and sustainable energy water and waste services to grid connected African households more affordably than the grid. Plentify pays the cost of installing infrastructure in homes that can provide these services onsite use Internet connected technology to intelligently minimize operating costs and share the savings with our users. As this connected web of devices grows it will act as a source of flexibility for grid making the whole system more resilient and benefiting not only our customers but everyone who flocks to African cities in search of a better life.

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BoxPower


BoxPower provides off grid communities with an affordable and convenient source of renewable energy generation. BoxPower's first product is a community scale renewable energy system packaged in a 20 foot shipping container. It consists of a solar array wind turbine diesel generator battery bank and intelligent energy management system which can be rapidly deployed using the container as a base and frame. BoxPower's vision is to reduce energy inequality worldwide by providing off grid populations with clean affordable and scalable energy infrastructure beginning with isolated communities on Native American reservations in the United States.

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Mortar


United States of America

Founded in May of 2014 MORTAR Cincinnati exists to build communities through entrepreneurship. MORTAR offers a 12 week business accelerator class access to micro loans through our Iron Chest Fund as well as a revolving pop up shop named Brick OTR. MORTAR works to ensure that all entrepreneurs and small businesses regardless of socioeconomic status gender race or background have an opportunity to participate in the rejuvenation of their community. As a result MORTAR provides access to programming designed to lower barriers for under represented entrepreneurs to compete and succeed in our 52 neighborhoods.

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Flying labs Malawi


Malawi

Flying labs Malawi mission is to provide effective low cost solutions in development work environmental management and climate change mitigation and adaptation by using drone data imagery. In climate change mitigation the organization works with vulnerable communities in participatory scenario planning community based flood forecasting and early warning systems. For environmental conservation Flying labs Malawi works with rural masses that live off subsistence farming to promote climate smart agricultural interventions land conservation agroforestry and sustainable natural resource management. The organization leverages drone imagery and data to document the environment and humans' interaction with it in a way that was not possible before.

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Detroit Justice Center


United States of America

The Detroit Justice Center (DJC) will promote inclusive economic development and catalyze change within the criminal justice system using a three pronged community lawyering approach. DJC's Legal Services Practice will remove legal barriers such as warrants criminal records and fines that prevent criminal justice involved individuals from participating in Detroit's economy and deliver targeted support to community based organizations. DJC's Economic Equity Practice will provide legal support for land trusts housing co ops and enterprises led by returning citizens. DJC's Just City Innovation Lab will introduce and normalize alternatives to punitive justice through pilot programs strategic partnerships and communications.

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Digital Matatus


Kenya

Digital Matatus shows how to leverage the ubiquitous nature of cellphone technology in developing countries to collect data for essential infrastructure give it out freely and in the process spur innovation and improved services for citizens. Conceived out of collaboration between Kenyan and American universities and the technology sector in Nairobi this project captured transit data for Nairobi developed mobile routing applications and designed a new transit map for the city. The data maps and apps are free and available to the public transforming the way people navigate and think about their transportation system.

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Well Told Story


Kenya

The Well Told Story group creates social & economic value in Africa harnessing the power of research media & Strategic communications to improve the lives of millions.

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Illuminum Greenhouse


Kenya

Illuminum Greenhouses is a limited company formed for the sole purpose of Greenhouse farming and technology of horticultural crops. Illuminum Greenhouses mission is to produce and grow quality specialty greens baby vegetables and fruits to supply local and international markets at affordable prices

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Tunapanda Institute


Kenya

Tunapanda Institute focuses on improving digital literacy and encouraging self expression. Tunapanda do this by sharing free content and micro curricula both offline (via local networks) and online. Tunapanda's goal is to use technology and free content to help millions of people in all countries climb out of poverty and achieve personal freedom.

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