Innovation Works creatively and collaboratively connects neighborhoods, entrepreneurs, social innovation assets, and investors to build sustainable neighborhood economies in Baltimore City.
The mission of Innovation Works Baltimore is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide by supporting and accompanying leaders of social enterprises working to create sustainable neighborhood economies.
IW’s Key Focus Areas:
- Social Enterprise Support IW supports social entrepreneurs through the full entrepreneurship journey and its five-stage social enterprise development pipeline, allowing leaders to enter the pipeline at any stage.
- Strategic Initiatives Strategic Initiatives takes a macro look at Baltimore’s existing assets that can tackle challenges facing social enterprises and communities. One way we have approached this is by exploring innovation within specific sectors.
- Neighborhood Strategy Through trusted community anchors, Innovation Works delivers social enterprise programming that ignites and develops local interest and capacity to transform neighborhood economies.