Blue Ridge Labs "BRL"

Blue Ridge Labs@Robin Hood is the innovation lab of Robin Hood – New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization.

The innovation lab was launched from inside the Blue Ridge Foundation New York to build upon its 15 year legacy of transforming ideas into organizations. In 2015, we became a part of Robin Hood to expand our reach and impact.

The Blue Ridge Labs team specializes in creating and supporting early-stage social tech ventures (both for-profit and nonprofit). Alums of our Catalyst program have been named Echoing Green Fellows, raised rounds from prominent venture capitalists, received funding from major philanthropic institutions, been featured in NYTimes, Forbes, and more. Most importantly, the alumni of our programs help hundreds of thousands of people every day.

Core Values

Community Centered

Do the Thing

Value Discomfort

Engage in the messiness

Our team

Sergio Marrero
Managing Director
Eugene Lewis
Catalyst / Impact Investments
Gaeleen Quinn
Fellowship Launch Program
Farah Weheba
DIG Engagement Lead

Highlight achievements by the numbers

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