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.


Access to Civil Legal Services

Our six-month Catalyst program gives social ventures the opportunity to build an organization that could reach millions.

We're looking for brilliant teams with a prototype that need support to scale their social impact.

Applications close at midnight on September 6th.


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Are you a New Yorker who’s had trouble finding legal assistance, were born outside the US , or works multiple jobs? Join our Design Insight Group (DIG) and get paid to share your experiences and test out new products!

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The Fellowship

Our five-month, paid Fellowship helps innovators build high-impact products for low-income New Yorkers.
By taking a customer-centric approach and pushing our fellows to iterate quickly and cheaply, we aim to build products that can really make a difference.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Fellowship, but sign up for the newsletter for announcements.

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