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How Our Lab Grew an Emergency Fund

by Eddy Morales, on September 2, 2020 at 1:55 PM
 When COVID-19 hit, we were tasked with developing a plan for getting emergency cash to workers quickly. Our role as a lab for ideas that increase worker power helped us answer that call, and so...
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Topics: Design Sprint

Our Worker Health & Safety Call Has Been Answered

by Tiffany Ferguson, on August 18, 2020 at 6:00 AM
We thank everyone who applied to the most recent cycle of The Innovation Fund, our call for Innovation in Service of Health & Safety for Workers has now closed.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Innovators Respond to COVID-19

by Tiffany Ferguson, on August 13, 2020 at 5:59 AM
Innovators are problem-solvers. They excel not just at brainstorming new ideas, but also implementing them. It's no surprise, then, that our Innovators rose to meet the moment of COVID-19.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Highlights from the Spring 2020 Cycle of The Innovation Fund

by Tiffany Ferguson, on July 29, 2020 at 12:25 PM
We are excited to share our first Ecosystem Report, a series of highlights gleaned from the Spring 2020 Cycle of The Innovation Fund. 
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Now Is the Time - New Ideas Needed to Protect Worker Health and Safety

by Tiffany Ferguson, on July 20, 2020 at 11:52 AM
The Summer 2020 cycle of The Innovation Fund is open now through August 17. We're giving cash prizes - from $75K to $150K - to early stage ideas that can improve worker health and safety.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Coming Soon - Early Stage Funding for Worker Health, Safety

by Adrian Haro, on July 14, 2020 at 5:58 AM
On July 20, The Innovation Fund will issue its next call for applications. The topic: Innovation in Service of Health & Safety for Workers. This time, $75K - $150K is available for early stage...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Meet the Latest Innovations to Receive $150,000 Investment

by The Workers Lab, on July 7, 2020 at 5:58 AM
Together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Workers Lab has an exciting announcement. We have three winners whose ideas have won an investment from The Innovation Fund.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

The Workers Lab Announces Adrian Haro as Permanent CEO

by The Workers Lab, on June 30, 2020 at 5:59 AM
At The Workers Lab we are thrilled to share that Adrian Haro is our permanent CEO. He becomes the second Latino/a and queer CEO in our organization's history.
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Topics: In The News

Sharing the Impact of Emergency Cash

by Adrian Haro, on June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Two years ago, we set out to explore the impact that emergency cash could make in the lives of gig workers. On May 21, we shared findings from the Workers Strength Fund in a virtual briefing.
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Topics: Design Sprint

Finalists Seek Funding for Ideas to Improve Workers' Lives

by Tiffany Ferguson, on June 3, 2020 at 4:15 PM
We called for ideas to improve workers' lives and Innovators answered in a big way. We received a record number of ideas to support workers and we’re excited to share our nine Finalists.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

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