What we do
Significance Labs at Blue Ridge
helps technology’s brightest minds design high-impact products for low-income Americans.
There’s a new digital divide.
This time, it’s not a lack of access. Today, 80% of the poor have cell phones. We can now reach them with mobile products that scale.
So let’s start building those products.
Are you a top notch Hacker Or Designer?
We’re building out five teams who are spending three months
building tech products that scale for low-income Americans.
We’re looking for top hackers and designers to join us.
Here’s how it works
Five seasoned entrepreneurs have been selected as Significance Labs Fellows.
Connections made with 200+ low-income users to learn their pain points
A team of hackers and designers in residence will help build out new ideas
A shot at building meaningful solutions that can help revive the American Dream
Learn more about how the fellows were selected.
The Significance Labs Fellows
Our 2014 Fellows have worked at organizations like Facebook, Y Combinator, FastCompany, LinkedIn & the Harlem Children’s Zone. They’ve built and sold multiple successful businesses. They’re excited to turn their entrepreneurial skillset to a new set of challenges.
We’ve built organizations before, and we’re excited to launch another. Backed by the Blue Ridge Foundation New York, we’ve secured $500K and have drawn in a great team of supporters.
Built at Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Foundation New York has a 15 year track record funding social ventures addressing upward mobility in America. We have dozens of grantees, including two who were referenced in President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union.
We spun off Significance Labs to help bring our deep connections to people from many backgrounds to the tech community.
Learn more about Blue Ridge Foundation New York