Do you have an idea that could help alleviate some of the stresses and burdens of life in Brooklyn? Blue Ridge Labs might be looking to give you money and workspace and mentorship.
A part of the Robin Hood Foundation, Blue Ridge Labs is an incubator with a social mission. It’s been called by some (us) “Techstars for social entrepreneurs.”
This year the focus is on “Closing the justice gap.”
“There is a staggering need for legal services among low-income New Yorkers, and it threatens to tear at the fabric of our democracy,” the foundation writes. “In the face of this crisis, there is growing energy around new approaches and a renewed commitment from city and state agencies to expand coverage, while recognizing that traditional models alone may be too expensive at scale. To help spur innovation, we are looking for 15-18 talented fellows who want to ensure the justice system works for everyone, regardless of income.”
Think you’ve got what it takes to make a dent in that problem?
And, for inspiration, check out these 7 legal hacks providing greater access to justice.