What We Do

AT DO GOOD X, our goal is to help you bring your business ideas for good to life. To do that, we’ve developed a collaborative approach with three components to jump start and develop your venture.

CONVENE

A community of early-stage entrepreneurs in an 8-week accelerator that will experience an interactive curriculum and gain tools to develop and scale business ideas for meaningful impact.

CHALLENGE

Entrepreneurs to advance business ideas that leave behind a social good footprint—a positive impact and legacy on people, communities, and the environment.

CONNECT

Change-makers with a community of peers, mentors, and investors that pledge support, resources, and connections needed to accelerate business ideas for good.

About Us

DO GOOD X is an 8-week accelerator designed for early-stage social entrepreneurs passionate about developing ventures that do good in the world. What do we mean when we say “do good?” For us, doing good means that these entrepreneurs want to make a positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

We provide underrepresented social entrepreneurs with a community of peers and mentors, an interactive process to clarify the focus and purpose of their business, and access to resources and technical assistance to advance their business.

We are driven by faith-rooted values that fight against the rapid growth of inequality and social inequity in communities around the world. And DO GOOD X supports leaders who are faithfully pursuing entrepreneurship to transform systems for the good of all people. Visit our FAQs for additional information.

Change-Makers

These change agents are committed to their faith, passionate about creating a just world, and driven to do good.

  • 2018 FELLOWS
  • 2017 FELLOWS
  • MENTORS
ANTHONY SANDUSKY

ANTHONY SANDUSKY

Village Life Reentry Support

Brooklyn, NY

“I want to heal our communities and reduce recidivism by creating a holistic support system for returning citizens that addresses the trauma of mass incarceration, police brutality, and gun violence.”

BAIYINA ABDAS-SALAAM

BAIYINA ABDAS-SALAAM

Bourgeois Baby

Phoenix, AZ

“I am inspired to develop environmentally safe, quality, and affordable baby products to close the access gap for low-income parents.”

CHASMA SMITH

CHASMA SMITH

She Tried It

San Leandro, CA

“I want to build womxn’s courage and confidence by providing opportunities to try unconventional experiences curated with the intention of breaking social norms and challenging gender stereotypes in a safe space.”

JULIUS JESSUP PETERSON

JULIUS JESSUP PETERSON

Roots, Seeds, and Branches

Decatur, GA

“I believe that I am called to teach, facilitate, and build in response to the violence that is occurring in our world.”

MARGARET CONLEY

MARGARET CONLEY

Mending Life Concepts Empowerment Group

Cartersville, GA

“I want to help people work past trauma toward resilience by mending wounds and relationships that are detrimental to the healing process.”

RYAN POWELL

RYAN POWELL

GoHealth Kids Fitness Deck

Detroit, MI

“I believe the greatest responsibility of any productive society is stewarding the lives and futures of the next generation.”

TABITHA SSONKO

TABITHA SSONKO

Cross-Continental Connections

Lebanon, PA

“I desire to bridge the gap among women of the African diaspora to improve social, cultural, and economic relations and to create sustainable models of engagement.”

VELMA LOVE

VELMA LOVE

Story Catalysts

York, SC

“I want to leverage the power of storytelling for social change initiatives that addresses social division and disconnect in our communities.”

ARMEL MARTIN

ARMEL MARTIN

Backyard Farms

Minneapolis, MN

I pragmatically envision how diverse neighborhoods can grow food abundance where all people are nourished and embraced.”

CALLID KEEFE-PERRY

CALLID KEEFE-PERRY

ARC

Arlington, MA

“I stand within a tradition that has long attempted to work toward justice in the present as guided by Jesus’ ministry of inclusion and rejection of Empire.”

DWIGHT FORD

DWIGHT FORD

Argrow’s House

Davenport, IA

“My wife, Kit, and I want to create a space of hope for women healing from violence and abuse.”

ELIZABETH BIEDRZYCKI

ELIZABETH BIEDRZYCKI

Valley Learning Lab

San Antonio, TX

I am passionate about the local church and exploring creative ways to sustain work in ministry.”

GREG KAUPER

GREG KAUPER

Creative Weekends

Dallas, TX

I want to create space and a healthy model for communities to come together to exercise creative muscles and discover new abilities.”

HAZEL CHERRY

HAZEL CHERRY

Little Sisters Speak

Washington, D.C.

I am committed to manifesting a world where women, particularly Black Women, are free.”

JOSEPH KITCHEN

JOSEPH KITCHEN

Joseph Kitchen Project

Washington, D.C.

I am driven by my deep passion to connect to and support those who often are ignored and seen as a threat or the source of a problem instead of the solution.”

KIT EVANS-FORD

KIT EVANS-FORD

Argrow’s House

Davenport, IA

“I am driven to bring forth love, hope, and peace to women healing from violence and abuse.”

LAKISHA LOCKHART

LAKISHA LOCKHART

ARC

Richmond, VA

“The young people I work with inspire me to create a world in which they are represented, reflected, and have their voices, bodies and entire beings matter.”

LYVONNE BRIGGS PICOU

LYVONNE BRIGGS PICOU

beautiful scars

Oakland, CA

I am fiercely committed to addressing the taboo and stigma attached to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) in the Black community.”

NEICHELLE GUIDRY

NEICHELLE GUIDRY

shepreaches

Atlanta, GA

I want to curate safe, supportive and empowering spaces for Black women.”

NIKKI HOSKINS

NIKKI HOSKINS

Thres(hold)

Chicago, IL

I want to build eco-justice oriented tiny houses for lower socioeconomic African American families.

SHONDA GLADDEN

SHONDA GLADDEN

Good to the SOUL

Indianapolis, IN

I want to cultivate communal spaces, curate stories and create resources to inspire ALL—particularly marginalized people—to live fully into their best selves.”

TYLER SIT

TYLER SIT

Backyard Farms

Minneapolis, MN

I am dedicated to making sure that neighborhoods can become safer and greener without displacing the poor and people of color.

J. HOWARD KUCHER

J. HOWARD KUCHER

Income for Outcomes

Baltimore, MD

“My work in social enterprise stems fully and completely from my conviction that it is a better way to live out my faith in caring for my fellow human and restoring human dignity.”

JERMAIL SHELTON

JERMAIL SHELTON

​just add honey

Atlanta, GA

“I have a strong desire to empower people to believe in their wildest dreams and goals while standing up to their internal fears and self-doubts.”

KEVIN L. NICHOLS

KEVIN L. NICHOLS

The Social Engineering Project

Oakland, CA

“Given my commitments and Catholic background, I want to support and empower faith-based entrepreneurs who want to create a positive impact.”

KHALIL & NICOLE THOMPSON

KHALIL & NICOLE THOMPSON

Empowered Readers

Atlanta, GA

“As entrepreneurs, we are driven by our faith, serving others, and being an example to our children so they see us living a life of purpose and a life without regret.”

KIMBERLY BUTLER

KIMBERLY BUTLER

The Whiteboard Room

Atlanta, GA

“I help creative entrepreneurs define their mission and vision, set goals, and refine business/personal rhythms and processes to promote healthy work-life patterns.”

LINDA KAY KLEIN

LINDA KAY KLEIN

Break Free Together

Brooklyn, NY

“It is a deep honor for me to hold space for world-changing social entrepreneurs to chart their paths forward and advance. I do it because if they are successful, the world advances, and all of us with it.”

LUKE KELLER

LUKE KELLER

Amplio Recruiting

Clarkston, GA

“From an early age, I was taught that it is the responsibility of those who have access to means to serve those faced with injustice. Ultimately, what I create—in business or for pleasure—will come from my desire and commitment to serve.”

MATT ELSBERRY

MATT ELSBERRY

Livful

Alpharetta, GA

“Life is too short to separate the good you want to do in the world from the paid work you do to sustain yourself.”

Opportunities

September 09, 2019

DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator

Atlanta, GA

This 8-week accelerator includes a 3 ½-day Jump Start, a 6-week online course, and concludes with a 5 ½-day intensive Boot Camp and a final pitch event. During this transformational experience, Fellows will complete an interactive curriculum that taps into core motivations to launch a venture for good and provides tools needed to succeed. Applications are due May 3, 2019!

ONGOING

DO GOOD X Mentors

Atlanta, GA

Mentors support early-stage entrepreneurs participating in the DO GOOD X 8-week Startup Accelerator. Mentors participate throughout the 8-week accelerator and provide expertise, guidance, and encouragement.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

November 08, 2019

DO GOOD X Pitch for Good

Atlanta, GA

Hear DO GOOD X Fellows pitch business ideas that address a problem people or communities face. Here, money isn’t the only form of investment. Join a community of investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders ready to pledge resources, connections, or expertise to support.

Please check back soon to register for the 2019 Pitch for Good!

Say Hello

We want to hear from you! Complete the form below to contact our team.