Campus Y announces CUBE 5.0 cohortJune 1, 2019 • Erin Reitz • No Comments
Congratulations to the twelve new social ventures that have been selected for CUBE residency this year! Designed and managed in collaboration with Innovate Carolina and the Department of Public Policy, CUBE provides students with a year of seed funding, professional mentoring, and capacity building as they tackle complex social problems.
“We were inspired by how far-reaching and ambitious CUBE venture proposals were this year,” said Jakelin Bonilla, the Campus Y’s Social Innovation Initiatives Coordinator and CUBE’s program manager. “All 10 ventures are enthusiastic about implementing innovative ideas and creating a strong social impact, not just in the greater communities of Chapel Hill and Durham, but in other states, and even other countries.”
CUBE has incubated 42 social ventures at the Campus Y since it launched in 2012, including a mix of for-profit and non-profit companies working on issues such as food security, clean energy, STEM education, and college access. CUBE builds upon the Campus Y’s rich history of public service and commitment to long-term community partnerships.
Teams in this year’s cohort have proposed innovative solutions to issues like health literacy, maternal care accessibility, and environmental waste mitigation. The full list of ventures includes: