Fall 2018 Innovation Fund
ABOUT THE INNOVATION FUND
As part of our efforts to promote experimentation, the Innovation Fund supports new approaches for building worker power by breaking down the barrier of access to capital. This flexible funding provides entrepreneurs, nonprofits, worker-organizers, and public-sector leaders the resources to test and launch new ideas that are ultimately scalable and sustainable.
To date, The Workers Lab has supported more than 20 projects by investing more than $2 million. These projects address a broad cross-section of approaches, ranging from worker cooperative models to apps that make it easier for workers to communicate, know their rights, take collective action, and improve workplace conditions.
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CURRENT INNOVATION FUND GRANTEES
APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE
August 1 - 24: Open Application Round
Initial applications will be accepted from interested people/parties up until 11:59pm PST on August 24, 2018.
In order to apply, a senior member of your team must be/remain available to be in New York City October 4 - 5 in the event you are selected as a finalist.
August 31 - September 7: Semi-Finalist Round
Semi-finalists will be announced on August 31. From August 31 - September 7, semi-finalists will complete the second round of the application process, which includes the creation and submission of a short informational video.
September 13: Finalists Announced
October 4 - 5: Finalist Showcase
Finalists will attend and present at our showcase in New York City, October 4 - 5. Innovation Fund winners will be determined at this time and announced mid to late October.