Open the Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3), an incubator and community space located at Howard University for underrepresented entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs addressing innovation that support underserved communities (seeded by DMPED investment).
September 2019: In3 has become one of the leading spaces in Washington, DC focused on inclusion and diversity. Since its inception, In3 has welcomed over 3500 people, hosted over 250 events, and executed 50 educational programs. In 2019, In3 introduced three new program segments: Grow & Glow (focused on women’s entrepreneurship), the Innovation Lab (IL) incubator, and the Future is Written in Code education courses.
September 2018: Since opening, In3 has housed a number of entrepreneurship and training events with organizations such as Microsoft, Connect.DC, Street Entrepreneurs, the National Black MBA Association, and the DC Small Business Development Center. In3 rebranded its Luma Lab programming as In3 Education, its flagship youth program to teach students how to apply technical and entrepreneurial skills to solve community issues.
April 2017: In3 celebrated its grand opening on April 20th.
- Timeline: FY17
- Lead and key partners: Luma Labs, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
- Related core sectors: all
- Related opportunity areas: all
- Related action areas: space and supports, talent