Lab218 is committed to finding better ways to create a better world. We believe in the power of cooperative partnerships – and that some of the most effective solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges will emerge from those works.
Lab 218 began with Founder, Matt Jones, and a new role he accepted. “I was on a non-profit board, and the Founder/ Director stepped down. There was a long conversations as to whether the organization could/should continue. We had pretty good success in the start-up world, and had ‘a seat at the table’ with our key community leaders. I saw so much potential in the brand and network that we had built, so I said “let me run with it for 6 months,” and they did. Through that process I learned that my passion wasn’t just for start-ups…but for those that were being intentional about making the world a better place. That organization shifted its focus to Social Entrepreneurship, and is doing great things today. But I realized there is was a significant need for existing businesses to be offered some of the same insights we were offering our start-ups.
With the dynamics being so different… I also knew that it would take a very different skill set to inspire and equip those companies.
At the same time, I was watching my hometown go through a period of rapid growth – and realized that this growth was also bringing other challenges. We can look all around the country and find communities that have experienced these same things, but I wanted to know how we could be different. I believed it was though the work of Social Enterprise – across the entire spectrum of what that includes.
From that, I launched Lab218 as it is today.
My goal is to offer our insights and abilities to make things better.”
We can help you find the right solution for your business – one that makes sense for you, and helps to make the world a better place!