At Beespace, we have a distinct point of view about the start-up experience — that it should be the perfect alchemy of risk-taking and security, of innovation and sustainability.
Key ingredients get that alchemy right: trust and community, dynamic learning experiences, seed capital, and a suite of supports that align with organizations’ real needs as they evolve.
We also believe that the start-up experience leads to greater innovation when it's more structured. Sounds counterintuitive, we know, but our theory about innovation isn't one of wild, unfettered creativity.
To give our founders guardrails, we require all incubees to engage in 3 phases of hands-on programming while at Beespace:
Beespace offers a unique incubation experience of two full years, providing the security of time, seed money, and other supports that we believe encourage creative risk-taking and lead to lasting innovation.
While at Beespace, incubees can expect:
Like other incubators, Beespace does a happy dance when an incubee doubles, then triples its donor base or adds new paid staff positions to its team.
But we also celebrate our incubees’ experiments. We believe they are as strong when they take risks and fail as when they succeed. We respect them when they slow down to consider new insights, just as much as we do when they accelerate. And we cheer them on when they choose a more purposeful path for leadership, reaching past charisma and salesmanship for something more enduring.
We’re different like that. It’s time to champion this approach to nonprofit development. Join us.
An office space can tell us how to work, and its design can amplify collaboration and creative confidence. The Beespace hive is constructed with these principles in mind, and our incubees enjoy a beautiful, lively ecosystem, a space for expressing the human-centeredness that grounds our culture.
Miriam FogelsonChief of Staff
Jenna SchornackProgram Officer
Fia GreenExperience Officer
Marissa SacklerFounder and Chairwoman
Monique PeanMonique Pean
Oliver RipleyBlack Ocean
Lindsay WaterburyBoard Liaison
Rachel Cohen GerrolPVBLIC Foundation / Nexus Summit
Darnell StromCAA Foundation
Jacob LiefUbuntu Education Fund
Melissa KushnerGoods for Good
Neil BlumenthalWarby Parker
Scott HarrisonCharity: Water