Spurring innovation and impact in early childhood development

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We envision a world where all children, no matter their background, can fulfill their innate promise. 

Promise is a nonprofit venture studio that attracts, supports and connects social entrepreneurs focused on early childhood development (ECD)

By building a diverse community of social entrepreneurs and a healthy ecosystem of early childhood ventures, we can inspire change, accelerate impact and improve child outcomes.

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Focus

We focus on mission-driven entrepreneurs who are building ventures that impact the most critical stage in a child's life, prenatal to age 5, and aim to reach the most disadvantaged families and communities in the U.S.

We support social entrepreneurs along their entire journey; their ventures can be at any stage of development, nonprofit or for-profit.

Our Approach

We attract, support and connect promising entrepreneurial talent, capital and stakeholders to pave the way for the sustainable growth and impact of social entrepreneurship in ECD.

 
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Attract

...more and more diverse entrepreneurial talent to the field through events, conferences, challenges, university prizes, hackathons and brainstorms.

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Support

…social entrepreneurs to build their ECD ventures and advance their path to scale and impact with targeted programs, content and networks.

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Connect

...key ECD stakeholders — entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, experts and policy makers — through demo days, strategic introductions, field convenings and local gatherings.

Every newborn's promise fulfilled

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