Are we building technology for those who need it most?

25 million American families live on less than $25,000 a year.

Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood is a Brooklyn-based social impact incubator. Our programs encourage entrepreneurs, designers, and developers to build products for communities that are often overlooked by technology.


Our five-month, paid Fellowship helps innovators build high-impact products for low-income New Yorkers. Applications close March 3rd.

Tech For Older Adults and their Caregivers

This year’s challenge: Older Adults and Their Caregivers

In New York City, the number of older adults is projected to increase to nearly 1.9 million by 2030, making it the fastest-growing population, but rather than enjoying their golden years, too many older adults find themselves struggling, forced each month to choose between food, medication, or rent.

One out of every six Older Adults in NYC rely on emergency food, and one in five live under the poverty line. A complex ecosystem of benefits and support systems exist to help older adults, however navigating and accessing these benefits can be a challenge and many forgo help.

While the situation is dire and the challenge staggering, we must find solutions. And with your help, we will.



Resourceful entrepreneurs who tackle big problems.


Imaginative UX/UI experts who can visualize and delight.


Thoughtful full-stack builders who code and test with care.


Knowledgable advocates who can unravel and explain.

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Are you a New Yorker age 60 or older who’s had trouble accessing care or resources you need, or a caregiver for an older adult in your life?

We want to hear from you! Join our Design Insight Group (DIG) and get paid to share your experiences and test out new products!

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Catalyst gives social ventures a six-month opportunity to build an organization that could reach millions.
Designed for brilliant teams with a prototype that need support to scale their social impact.

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