About Us 


Leveraging The Power of Business to be a Force for Good

WHO WE ARE

Impact House is a 501c3 innovation lab, business Incubator, and social enterprise community center dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs and organizations with the tools, networks, and resources to positively increase their impact. We aim to create a powerful community of diverse entrepreneurs and stakeholders collaborating for a more equitable future where everyone can lead healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression.

Our vision is to build a critical mass of small businesses and nonprofits working to tackle disparities in education, economic development, health, and public safety. These are areas we have identified as having significant inequities and proven market opportunities for local entrepreneurs to implement solutions.

WHAT WE DO

At the heart of Impact House’s work lies our incubator labs and accelerator programs, designed to support tech startups, small businesses, and nonprofits at every point of their growth—from idea, to prototype, to growth. Our 12 week social venture accelerator connects entrepreneurs and change agents to the right allies, mentors, tools, and resources in an all hands on deck innovative approach to launch their NEXT BIG IDEA.

Also at the core of our programs are are innovation labs. Design thinking workshops, rapid problem solving frameworks, trainings, and modules give our innovators a 21st century look at solve problems at the root cause.

In partnership with GoodWork and 1808, our 60,000 sq ft incubator space serves as the top of the line method to connect to a like minded community to help ideate, conceptualize, and develop your next business venture. It is the first ever LEED and WELD certified shared workspace and features office amenities and an experience focused on wellness, productivity, and sustainability.

THE IMPACT ECOSYSTEM

Triple Bottom line

People

 

Profit

 

Planet

 

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OUR HISTORY 

We started in 2017, because we believed in unlocking the potential of individuals in underserved communities by empowering them to achieve upward economic mobility and neighborhood revitalization through the essence of community. We offer exclusive membership level community work-spaces, essential low-cost office amenities, executive-level coaching and mentorship, programs, events, resources and workshops to help grow your small business or impact organization.

OK, this is what we do: We partner with people who want to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We provide space to work, collaborate and think big, plus provide our members with access to growth labs so that their ideas thrive. We create programs that stimulate and contribute to the economic come-up for underserved communities. 

  • INCUBATOR | Our 60,000sf coworking space provides 50+ organizations and 100+ Dallas small businesses, nonprofits, and community members with space to connect and collaborate.

  • ACCELERATOR | Our programs provide for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneurs with mentorship and free support, from financial planning to HR, marketing, and design.

  • PITCH COMPETITIONS | We host free, public pitch competitions to award funding to entrepreneurs with promising solutions to our city’s most pressing social and environmental inequities.

  • ACCESS TO CAPITAL | We offer unique equity investment  opportunities to select for-profit companies enrolled in our Growth Accelerator program.

  • POLICY WORK | We advocate and work with local government officials and community stakeholders for policy changes that can significantly improve our core focus sectors: economic development, education, health, and public safety.

IMPACT MISSION, PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY

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Meet our IMPACT Makers

OUR BOARD

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OUR STAFF
BENJAMIN J. VANN
BENJAMIN J. VANN

Founder & Executive Director

SHANTE KING
SHANTE KING

Executive Administrator

Christopher Fisher
Christopher Fisher

Director of Programs

Karen Hodge
Karen Hodge

Marketing & Public Relations

Doric Earle
Doric Earle

Director, South Dallas Business Initiative

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