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Meet DivInc’s Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Tech Accelerator Cohort

See all of our DWeb for Social Impact Tech cohort companies pitch their startups LIVE in Houston on December 7th!

by Lara Adekeye

We are excited to announce the 9 startups selected for our inaugural DWeb for Social Impact Tech Accelerator, in partnership with Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW). 

DivInc’s Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator supports social enterprise startups led by BIPOC and women founders developing global solutions that leverage DWeb and Web3 technologies; blockchains, crypto-assets, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, and meta-verses to increase access and equity across any industry. Past social impact tech cohort companies have addressed inequities in a wide range of sectors including future of work, healthcare, education, housing, mobility, and voting.

The Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator with Support from Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web is also supported by DivInc Premier Partners, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Ion, Mercury, and Gunderson Dettmer. Additional support from Wells Fargo.

Welcome Cohort 13!  

Craftmerce (Dallas, TX) | Cynthia Asije, Co-Founder & CEO 

Craftmerce is a B2B technology platform that connects African artisans to mainstream retail partners with distributed production, enterprise management, and financing tools.

CultureLancer (Houston, TX) | Brianna Brazle, Founder & CEO 

CultureLancer is an AI-powered career accelerator that bridges the divide between college education and real-world professional expectations. Emphasizing skill development, it equips students with practical experience while granting SMEs access to fresh, emerging talent.

Instarails (Alpharetta, GA) | Yamini Sagar, Founder & CEO 

A B2B SaaS company on a mission to make cross-border payments instant, inexpensive and inclusive to all.

Looks for Lease (Los Angeles, CA) | Nyleve Henry, Co-Founder & CEO 

Looks For Lease provides unique wardrobe rental offerings, embodying edginess, grassroots culture, and innovative technology. The L4L zero-waste ethos ensures that your style statement is not only distinct but also environmentally conscious.

Motherocity Health (Austin, TX) | Lydia Simmons, Co-Founder and CEO 

Motherocity Health is a tracking app dedicated to bridging the gap between new mothers and postpartum parents by focusing on the essential component of mental health forecasting and monitoring. 

Salubata (Los Angeles, CA) | Yewande Akinse, Co-Founder & COO 

SALUBATA is a forward-thinking technology-driven company specializing in modular shoes repurposed from plastic waste, utilizing cutting-edge blockchain integration to ensure transparent, sustainable, and ethically sourced footwear solutions. 

Seed At The Table (Los Angeles, CA) | Pierre Le Veaux, Co-Founder, Head of Growth & Acting CEO & Shaquinta Prince, Co-Founder & Head of Client Onboarding 

Seed At The Table is a tech-enabled financial ecosystem committed to providing its community of diverse professionals and entrepreneurs with equitable access to capital, opportunity, and resources. 

Subler (Los Angeles, CA) | Carlos Rivera, CEO 

Subler is a B2B marketplace that connects schools with local community groups. We make it easy for people to find and book school spaces.

TRIBE Therapy (Dallas, TX) | Claudia Smith, Co-Founder & CEO & Chastity Quave, Co-Founder & Head of Partner Success

Tribe is the comprehensive mental health solution, serving as a lifeline to mental health care for the black community. Merging technology and mental health care, TRIBE’s commitment is to understand and meet each person exactly where they are on their mental health journey.


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