GriffinWorx is an inclusive economic and gender empowerment non-profit organization that helps our partners achieve meaningful and enduring impact around the world. We bring the entrepreneurial spirit, courage and innovation of a world-class firm to address some of the world’s toughest challenges. Our team of change agents is focused on creating value for our partners and measureable social impact through our work.
GriffinWorx, one of the largest business building organizations in the world, operates a portfolio of proprietary and inclusive economic empowerment programming operating in over 60 countries.

eBay Foundation’s mission is to unleash the power of entrepreneurship to build economically vibrant and sustainable communities. Through grants and impact investments, coupled with employee engagement programs, we seek new ways to close the opportunity gap and help entrepreneurs and communities prosper. Since our establishment in 1998, we’ve donated more than $40 million to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and globally. Funding for the eBay StartUp Cup Challenge was made possible through eBay Foundation’s corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

WeWork Labs provides the community, education, connections, and mentorship to help anyone take the startup path and grow with us. We partner with local incubators and accelerators to provide holistic, long-term support for startups throughout their journey. Above all, we believe in humanizing the startup process, encouraging inclusivity and diversity, and connecting people to one another.

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is a full-service, cabinet-level agency charged with fostering economic growth and the development of emerging District-based business enterprises through programs and opportunities, agency and public/private contract compliance, advocacy, and supportive legislation.