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. Explore our approach to jump start and develop your venture:

CONVENE

A community of early-stage entrepreneurs in a 10-week online accelerator designed with an interactive program experience, providing 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

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

About Us

DO GOOD X provides a 10-week accelerator and community of support designed for early-stage social entrepreneurs passionate about developing ventures that do good in the world. For  us, “doing good” means that these businesses make a positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

The current entrepreneurial ecosystem is not diverse and  does not adequately address underrepresented entrepreneurs' lack of business development resources and needs. As a result of this shortfall in society, many ventures being developed provide solutions to problems only for the elite. DO GOOD X provides underrepresented social entrepreneurs with a unique experience  and access to a community of peers and mentors, an interactive process to clarify the purpose of their business idea, and access to resources they  otherwise might not have.  

Our change-makers are driven by faith-rooted values that fight against the rapid growth of  inequality and social inequity in communities around the world. DO GOOD X supports leaders who are faithfully pursuing entrepreneurship to transform systems for the good of all people. Are you ready to do good? If so, explore our opportunities to get involved. 

Visit our FAQs for additional information.

Change-Makers

DO GOOD X Fellows, Alumni, and mentors are committed to their faith, passionate about creating a just world, and driven to do good. 

  • CURRENT FELLOWS
  • 2019 FELLOWS
  • 2018 FELLOWS
  • 2017 FELLOWS
AKOSUA LESESNE

AKOSUA LESESNE

Sisters in Education Circle

Philadelphia, PA

Sisters in Education Circle ensures that Black children have a wide range of excellent Black teachers, school leaders, and other school-based personnel.

BEULAH OSUEKE

BEULAH OSUEKE

pilr training

Philadelphia, PA

I want to provide holistic sports-based youth development to female athletes by supporting them in their physical, mental, and spiritual growth.

ESTEE NENA DILLARD

ESTEE NENA DILLARD

ENDless Spiritual Consulting, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Through ritual I create a spiritual roadmap for African diasporan people to identify what they need and curate the spiritual practices to obtain it.

JENI WILLIAMS

JENI WILLIAMS

POI 4Ward

San Leandro, CA

Social justice is the sector I have chosen to work in because seeking equity in education is my life’s passion.

JENNIFER BORRERO

JENNIFER BORRERO

CareerCupid

Atlanta, GA

My mission on Earth is to help others obtain peace of mind and alignment. For me, that is done through providing guidance and resources to help them reach that in their professional life.

JOCELYN J. JONES

JOCELYN J. JONES

Faith on the Journey

Oak Lawn, IL

The work that I do is rooted in my desire to help others love life and embrace their journey by not allowing the pain from their past to hinder them from experiencing the promises of God.

LIZZY CASE

LIZZY CASE

Arrayed

Vista, CA

I am passionate about using fashion as a force for good and supporting faith-driven clothing companies to align their moral commitments with material practices.

RAYCE LAMB

RAYCE LAMB

Faithonomics

Winston-Salem, NC

I am passionate about helping people discern, follow, and thrive in their vocational call.

SHANICE TURNER

SHANICE TURNER

Mind-Refreshers

Atlanta, GA

Mind-Refreshers is a non-profit organization that is part of the national movement of safe space conversations and building intergenerational relationships.

YVONNE HAWKINS

YVONNE HAWKINS

Healing for Black Folx

Chicago, IL

Healing for Black Folx was created to equip Black church laypeople with simple, trauma-informed training for their leadership and personal development. 

ALEX MERAB

ALEX MERAB

P.A.R. Solutions

Rochester Hills, MI

P.A.R. Solutions aims to inspire and support growth in the Liberian agricultural sector by providing jobs that can stimulate the economy and teaching best practices for smallholder cashew farmers.

CARRILEA HALL

CARRILEA HALL

Statesville, NC

Given that 80% of persons with disabilities are unemployed, I want to start a food truck business that will employ persons with disabilities while also nourishing people’s bodies and souls in the community.

FAITH BYNOE

FAITH BYNOE

SyncWell Meditation

Brooklyn, NY

People are exploring tools for their spiritual and emotional health. SyncWell Meditation is a curated crowdsourcing app for people of color that provides culturally relevant meditations and mind-body medicine techniques.

JOY SMITH

JOY SMITH

Chicago, IL

Educating about the healing properties of essential oil-based products is the ministry God has placed inside of me. I want to provide education and personal care products, with a therapeutic benefit and free of hazardous ingredients.

SHELLEY BEST

SHELLEY BEST

The 224 EcoSpace

Hartford, CT

I want to help ‘soulprenuers,’ or spiritual entrepreneurs develop social enterprises to meet the needs of communities.

STEPHANIE MAYER

STEPHANIE MAYER

Nary Resort Wear

Long Island City, NY

I want to create sustainable women’s luxury resort wear, ethically made by survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia to restore their hope and dignity, provide employment, and revitalize the traditional art form of weaving.

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 LE'ANANI COFFEE

ELIZABETH LE'ANANI COFFEE

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

LYVONNE BRIGGS

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.

Opportunities

August 29, 2022

DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator

Online

Our accelerator includes an intensive 10-week online interactive program featuring entrepreneurial facilitators, mentors, coaches, and a network of entrepreneurial peers. The accelerator concludes with an open to the public final pitch event. During this transformational experience, Fellows will complete an interactive program that taps into core motivations to launch a venture for good and provides tools needed to succeed.

ONGOING

DO GOOD X Mentors

Online

Mentors support early-stage entrepreneurs participating in the DO GOOD X 10- week Startup Accelerator. Mentors participate throughout the accelerator by  providing expertise, guidance, and encouragement.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

November 10, 2022

DO GOOD X Pitch for Good

Online

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 provide resources, connections, or expertise to support. 

Say Hello

Have any questions or need more information? Contact the DO GOOD X team today!