SHIFT Ventures is a different kind of investment firm. We were conceived on the foundational premise that the purpose of business is to create value for society. As a leading socially responsible investment firm, we pair investments with ideas of the future, empowering entrepreneurs who are innovatively creating lasting change around the world.
Our goal is to fundamentally explore how business can be a tool to elevate humanity. We believe this is the key to human development as well as economic equality.
Stand at the forefront of conscious-based investments to drive resilience and opportunity. By working with mission-driven and under-estimated entrepreneurs, we can shift the way we work and live. We partner with investors to prioritize business and capitalism instruments of societal value first – and have a profound impact on urban living and social injustices.
Conscious Venture Lab (powered by SHIFT Ventures) aims to build "Companies that Matter" and plant the seeds of economic prosperity in people and places that have been neglected in the past.
The lab is founded on the tenets of Conscious Capitalism® and houses an award-winning accelerator program in the heart of West Baltimore. Through the Conscious Venture Lab, companies of the future are able to take shape and foster the promise of a brighter tomorrow.
Conscious Venture Lab is currently accepting applications for our next accelerator program. This cohort will start in August 2019 and continue our focus on urban resilience and smart cities technologies. The Conscious Venture Fund will invest $100,000 in each of the companies selected for the program. Businesses that are generating technological and business model advances that address chronic stresses in our cities are invited to apply.
Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, intractable violence, poverty, sustainable cities and communities, clean energy, clean water and sanitation, and food and water shortages. Companies who apply must be focused on providing services and/or using technologies to increase economic opportunity and create more livable and equitable urban environments.
The accelerator program application deadline is June 3, 2019.
SHIFT Ventures stands as the choice Venture Capital firm for socially responsible, Purpose2Profit investors. Our unique venture fund model is built to leverage societal and market shifts to be innovative, agile, and impactful.
Our proven mentor and curriculum-driven accelerator, the Conscious Venture Lab, connects our innovative portfolio companies to a network of hundreds of committed mentors, consultants and supporters focused on their success. This unique model has become nationally-recognized as a sustainable platform for socially responsible investing.
Thank you to the SHIFT Ventures investors for funding the future.
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