MIT awards Year Up at the Inclusive Innovation Competition

Four rising firms snagged top honors in MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC) on Tuesday evening, as part of a new $1 million contest rewarding companies whose technologies can improve economic opportunity for people from a full range of income levels and social circumstances.

Among 20 companies receiving monetary awards, four were named as grand-prize champions: the work-force training firm Year Up, software job-training firm Laboratoria, apparel maker 99Degrees Custom, and health care delivery service Iora Health.

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Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Award, 2008

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2016 Community Impact Award from Seattle Business Magazine

Seattle Business Magazine Honors Harriet Bullitt and 18 Visionary Enterprises at the 2016 Community Impact Awards

Seattle (October 27, 2016) – Longtime Washington state philanthropist Harriet Bullitt was named the 2016 Lifetime Achievement honoree at the third Community Impact Awards event presented by Seattle Business magazine. Bullitt joined 18 other honorees recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community during a gala October 26 at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry.

Bullitt was honored for her lifelong support of the arts and environmental conservation in the Pacific Northwest. A judges’ panel of experts selected gold and silver award recipients in eight categories. The awards program is supported by presenting sponsor PwC and supporting sponsor Bank of America.

“The depth and breadth of civic engagement by the winners of our Community Impact Awards is truly remarkable,” said Leslie Helm, executive editor of Seattle Business magazine. “Washington state is lucky to have so many corporations and nonprofits committing substantial talent and resources to improving the environment, training our workforce and addressing pressing issues in our community.”

Read more about the Community Impact Awards 2016 at seattlebusinessmag.com.

ABOUT SEATTLE BUSINESS

Seattle Business is a monthly magazine read by thousands of business executives across the state. Annual events tied to its editorial coverage include the Executive Excellence Awards, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Tech Impact Awards, Community Impact Awards and Family Business Awards. Seattle Business is owned by Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Publications, which also publishes Seattle magazine, Seattle Bride magazine and more than 20 other leading regional magazines.

International Ashoka Fellowship, 2008

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Year Up Baltimore Receives the Maryland Cybersecurity Trailblazer Diversity Award, March 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland met for its inaugural awards celebration. Convening at Baltimore’s Visionary Art Museum in the Inner Harbor at the base of Federal Hill, Maryland Cybersecurity celebrated some of the state’s leaders in information security practice and innovation.

Year Up Baltimore took the Cybersecurity Diversity Trailblazer award. Based at Baltimore City Community College, Year Up prepares students working toward their degree with an intensive career-preparation program that includes professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at leading companies. 

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