A Shared Vision of Impact

The Un.Inc is new kind of incubator, built on the belief that the most impactful ventures are born from pain. And that the future of impact lies in the hands of diverse founders. We walk alongside changemakers from a very early stage. Our program provides support for personal growth and the development of each business, holistically. The first of it's kind, this entrepreneur-focused program launched in October 2016 and has come to life through the collaboration and shared vision of Austin social entrepreneurs Liz Deering and Ben Gibson

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LIZ DEERING

Co-Founder & Chief Dreamcatcher, The Un.Inc

I'm passionate about creating safe spaces for people to find their voice, connect with their purpose and pursue their dreams. The Un.Inc is the space and community I wished for when I began my journey as an entrepreneur. I believe we all need that, especially at the very beginning of a dream or idea. It takes so much courage to step out, break the norm, create your own vision. So often we are surrounded by people who love us but don't understand the path we're on, and can't provide that type of support. 

I envision a future where the Un.Inc has grown to support changemakers all over the country, and whether you are just starting your journey or decades into it, you know you can get the inspiration, support, and accountability you need to keep going. 

I believe our culture needs to fundamentally shift to empower changemakers from diverse backgrounds, all genders, ages, races and sexual orientations. Because you are the hope, the ones with the solutions that will impact the world. It's an honor to facilitate, host, connect worlds, and hold this space. I can't imagine doing anything else.  

Here's to the heartfelt ones,

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Connect with Liz
Instagram: @n_deering Medium: Impact Haven

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BEN GIBSON

Co-Founder & Chief Dreamweaver, The Un.Inc

I imagine a world where the earliest stage dreamers are championed, the ones who boldy speak the truth and want to change the world. Where society and systems dont opress creativity and the freedom to pursue our wildest dreams. Where it's affordable to maintain a life while pursuing your passion and honing your craft. Where a dreamer can walk into a space or community and feel inspired by others just like them and get all the help and assistance they need to get started.

I have committed my life to being an example to all the dreamers out there who long for a different life. To show everyone that it can be different. That humanity can live a life purposefully, passionately and still make great money. And that it's possible that our generations change the trajectory of the world's future through impact businesses.

Every day in our business I have the honor of working alongside dreamers of all kinds. I get to believe in them when nobody else will. Because in the very very beginning of a dream., we all need that.

Keep Dreaming Dreamer,

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Connect with Ben
Instagram: @youvolution



Founding Allies

we're honored to have the talent, intellect and creative soulfulness of these fabulous individuals. they have helped develop and shape our program and continue to bring it to life by teaching and advising us.


WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE DREAMING IS WORTHY, AND SO IS THE DREAMER.

We believe that waking up each day, intent on creating a better world, is enough. That the dreamer is meant to move through failures, through heartbreaks, through discrimination, through fear. That your impact will be most powerful when it is born from pain. We believe that you aren’t meant to walk this journey alone. None of us are.

So we set out to design a space, where we could walk alongside the dreamers as they change the world. A space where intent can flourish, and nothing is too raw to share along the way. Where the artists, healers, creators, nourishers, performers, givers, builders of the future, can flourish.

After all, colleges are designed to prepare the smartest among us for leadership, and the military is designed to prepare the strongest to fight our battles. But - we asked ourselves - who is designing a space to prepare the brightest, to change the world?

Out of that intent, the Un.Inc was born. For the last 2 years we’ve witnessed the impact that a safe space full of purpose can have on the heartfelt changemakers around us. And we’re just getting started.

We’ve dedicated our lives to this work. Because we believe that so much is at stake. If we don’t change our culture from one of hate and bullying to one that celebrates heart and soul, we will lose the very thing that makes us human. Our empathy. Our capacity to dream. Our wonder.

 

 


Why Un.Incubate?

Every week we meet creators who have ideas for impact, but don't see themselves a entrepreneurs. Filmmakers, creatives, writers, nonprofit veterans and others. We think it's time to expand access to support those who the traditional incubators do not serve. It's time to empower their careers and lives in impact and measure success based on the longevity of their impact, not just on the speed of financial returns. 

We also believe that the traditional incubator model: rigid in structure, singular in method, driven by investors, focused on learning from experts vs. collaborating alongside mentors and peers, is not an ideal path to build sustainable careers or impact-focused businesses. The Un.Incubator celebrates the very organic act of creating something meaningful. 

 

 
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
— Dr. Seuss

 

Who is the Un.Incubator for?

 

You...

...are a solopreneur (marketer, filmmaker, musician, writer, _______) who yearns for support to build your brand

...are a social entrepreneur starting your business, and feel that the current accelerators/incubators don't meet your needs,

...have an idea for a social impact business, but don't know where to start,

...work in social impact in a nonprofit or for-profit role, and you have an idea for a new program or want to change an existing program, 

...want a safe space, resources, and inspired mentorship to hone your ideas, collaborate, and create something amazing.