Ignite! Impact Awards
Launched in 2019, the Ignite! Impact Awards were created to amplify the voices of those traditionally under-represented in entrepreneurship, providing tools and resources for future success.
What Do Ignite! Impact Award Winners Receive?
A cash or in-kind (typically toward space rental in IngenuityLabs) micro-grants which can be used towards project(s) that impact others, or advance and unlock opportunities for growth.
Consulting time with Ingenuity team members who can provide guidance and direction towards growing your business - this includes a 1 hour introductory discussion, 1 hour session with us or a specialized consultant from our network, and a 1 hour "planning for the future" session.
An opportunity to pursue fiscal agency for projects, subject to the review and approval of Ingenuity
A marketing package that includes opportunities to exhibit at IngeniutyFest, the Ingenuity Bal and other Ingenuity-sponsored events, social media, e-newsletter spotlights, and more
Mikayla Preston, Experience the People
Brandon Graves Studios
Kai Wick, Emergency Makers of Northeast Ohio
Chardonnay Graham, Touch Cleveland
Meganne Stepka, 48 Hour Virtual Music Festival
Jaered Andrews, Artists in Recovery (AIR216)
Matt Tyrrell, Have a Happy Today/Ingenuity Presents
Kenny Perdue, RollinBuckeyez Foundation
Amanda Nyx Drummond, Emerging Leader Grant
Ben Smith, Splice-Cream Truck
Arron Bound of No Numbers, Emerging Leader Grant
Malaz Elgemiabby, Habobba
Myra Rosario, Latino Cleveland
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2021 Update: In light of the political and health events that occurred in 2020, we have expanded our Ignite! Impact Award program to focus on the following key aspects of community recovery and healing:
- Solutions focused on immediate COVID-19 relief.
- Solutions focused on long-term COVID-19 recovery, community resiliency, and connectivity.
- Strategies that improve digital access and digital equity
- Socially-distanced interventions that uplift and enliven
- Solutions and conversations centered on social and racial justice, equity, and police-community relations.
Immediate cash & consulting assistance is available and recipients will be notified with acceptance or deferral within two weeks of application. Successful applications will leverage resources to support a network beyond the applicant.*
Examples of COVID-19 relief could include (but are not limited to): strategies to improve digital access to arts & culture and enhancing long-term networks and resources for community resiliency.
Equity & Justice Solution examples could include (but are not limited to): creating spaces for community dialogue which reach across social and cultural boundaries; expressing messages of hope, healing and change that amplify voices of those who are most impacted; providing immediate support to marginalized communities through creative, entrepreneurial or artistic solutions
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.