5 startups tackling urban America's biggest issues

5 startups tackling urban America's biggest issues

January 13, 2017 | , 5 startups tackling urban America's biggest issues

In 2016, the Rockefeller Foundation teamed up with the Unreasonable Institute to challenge entrepreneurs to tackle issues like homelessness, food access and education.

"We wanted innovative solutions coming from the next generation of entrepreneurs who themselves may have experienced these issues," said Teju Ravilochan, cofounder and CEO of Unreasonable Institute, a social impact startup hub.

The Future Cities Accelerator challenge drew more than 300 entries from startups around the country. Ten finalists received $100,000 each to invest in their startup Studies have shown reading to young children is one of the most important things you can do for their development. However, many low income families can't afford books.

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