Pitching for change: Early-stage companies seek social impact, investors

Tracy Chen
Apr 16 · 7 min read
David Neidlinger, Hager Sharp
Dinah Jean (Photo by David Neidlinger)
  • CareAcademy — A company that provides training for in-home caregivers, seeking to empower them to deliver the best care possible to older adults and make it easier for them to “upskill” and continue their education as they advance their careers.
  • Cell-Ed — A provider of educational content through a text-based and web-accessible platform that helps adults acquire literacy, language, and other workforce-ready skills.
  • Credly — A technology platform with a mission to help every person have a portable, verified record of all their skills and abilities that allows them to share and manage digital badges and credentials and empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement.
  • DISCO– A digital application that helps companies engage with their employees, bring their culture to life online, and help people feel more connected and appreciated at work by cultivating individual profiles that showcase skills, strengths, and accolades.
  • Edovo — A leading provider of tablet-based education tools for incarcerated adults with a mission to help everyone affected by incarceration be prepared with the skills they need for a successful life outside of the correctional space.
  • Edquity — A college planning and financial matching platform with an app that supports learners through every financial challenge related to the college decision-making process and helps students identify essential services such as on-campus food assistance, child care, and emergency grant programs.
  • GnowbeA micro-learning, skill-building platform that features customized content and digital tools designed with the mobile, on-the-go learner and the modern workforce in mind.
  • NextPlayA company that helps employers maximize employee engagement, performance, and retention using a digital platform that facilitates mentorships, feedback loops, and other relationship-building connections.
  • RallyBrightA firm with a platform that leverages behavioral science and professional development tools for businesses to analyze internal team dynamics, identify strengths and vulnerabilities, and improve performance, with the goal to empower managers to be better leaders and to help leaders build stronger teams by giving them a clear action plan.
  • Sounding BoardA leadership development platform that offers scalable, personalized coaching to help companies adapt to the needs of a constantly evolving workforce and grow their next generation of leaders.
  • Upswing — An education company providing technology-enabled student support services and solutions to help more people stay engaged, complete their college programs, and earn high-quality degrees and credentials.

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