We design ventures that tackle inequality in American cities. Born in Oakland, CA.


Our Approach

Our mission is to build scalable and sustainable ventures that promote inclusive economies in American cities. Our ventures create greater access to job, education and asset ownership opportunities for underserved communities of color.


Our Team

We are human-centered business designers. We are students of history, of markets, and of systems. We collaborate with community members and organizations in all aspects of our work.


Our Ventures


Civil Pops

A natural, organic ice pops company  designed and launched in partnership with teenagers from East Oakland, Calif. Creating good jobs for youth in underserved communities.

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Youth Startup Lab

A nonprofit entrepreneurship education program for youth aged 12-24. Supporting youth to become leaders of change in our community.

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