Urban Innovation21 promotes an inclusive innovation economy to increase regional competitiveness and sustainability. By leveraging the needs and talents of entrepreneurs with the intellectual, human and financial resources of our partner institutions, we make successful connections with powerful results.

Through Community Based Business Grant Competitions Urban Innovation21 aims to improve the economic mobility of residents and entrepreneurs by connecting them to opportunities in our growing innovation economy or adding value to its ecosystems. Our grants aim to enable the following:

  • Widespread opportunities for wealth creation and protection;
  • Opportunities to start or grow businesses;
  • Opportunities to create jobs that provide family sustaining wages;
  • Increased access to opportunities that permit residents to get ahead.

2013 Hill District Small Business Grant Competition Winners

2013 Homewood Small Business Grant Competition Winners