Affinity Lab’s membership includes a variety of talented startups, small businesses nonprofits, services, and arts organizations, but the common thread is that they are all heroes. Each one of our members is pursuing a dream and understands that it’s easier, more fun, and more effective to do that in numbers.
The Affinity Lab community also includes prior members. This is a partial list of Affinity Lab alumni. Go ahead, contact our current members below!
ANNE HENOCHOWICZ // TRANSLATION COORDINATOR, CHINA DIGITAL TIMES
China Digital Times is an independent, bilingual media organization that brings uncensored news and online voices from China to the world. We are supported by the Berkeley Counter-Power Lab at the University of California-Berkeley.
The Daily Banter believes that the future of content and journalism needs to contain a combination of the best elements of new media and the traditions of serious reporting. We have grown from one site into one of the biggest networks of independent political blogs in the US in less than four years, embodying a dynamic mix of new media and traditional journalism.
Cadre: Connecting Advocates Deepening Relationships. The only DC-based community for remarkable professionals committed to developing relationships with like-minded partners. No lead exchanges. No sales pitches. Here, the focus is on adding value for your clients and network while helping your fellow advocates.
CHALKBOARD RESEARCH GROUP
Dreaming Out Loud’s mission is to design and implement innovative youth development programs and high-impact social enterprises within our ethical framework that empower the dreams of under-served communities. In the communities we serve, we commit to the following: to be a force of inspiration, character development and leadership capacity-building for youth; to engage youth and low-skill workers in education and workforce investment programs that build transferable 21st century skills; and to create job opportunities that provide entry into the new “green economy” for low-income individuals.
Eighty2degrees is a socially responsible business and creative studio delivering intelligent solutions for individuals and organizations working for the greater social good. Through creative and practical solutions to our clients’ communication and marketing challenges, Eighty2degrees focuses on providing a competitive edge and sharp, contemporary look to our clients’ businesses and organizations. We specialize in strengthening our client’s brand by creating memorable print & web communication materials while maintaining a cohesive brand image.
What makes a trip worth taking? Every traveler has a different answer, which is why we create personalized, environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious itineraries for individuals, private groups, and non-profits.
We help hospitality companies, events, and (hopefully soon!) tourism destinations measure and report on social responsibility and sustainability. We do this by applying commonly accepted frameworks and standards. In addition, we help event planners develop and carry out sustainable event programs. We also conduct industry research on these topics frequently.
The Hilltop MicroFinance Initiative aims to empower individuals by promoting financial independence and stimulating economic growth in and around D.C. We achieve these goals by providing small business loans, personalized business consulting, and citizenship loans to low-income entrepreneurs and immigrants who are unable to access capital in the formal financial system.
HISTORY NEWS NETWORK
The way to build a better world is through building better leaders. Changing the World 101 helps students, non-profits, and businesses develop the tools they need to begin shaping our planet. How do we do you this? With a laser-light focus on modern leadership development, a dynamic understanding of globalization, and involvement with wildly effective international service projects.
Inside Minds is a graphic design studio. We work closely with clients of all types to create authentic, consistent, and memorable brand messaging, brand identity systems, and marketing collateral.
We provide program management and technical assistance services to governments, businesses, NGOs, and International Organizations around the world.
InSight Telepsychiatry is the nation’s leading telepsychiatry service provider with a mission to increase access to behavioral health care. InSight is a strong advocate for advances in telemedicine policy and legislature, as well as for the appropriate use of telemedicine in behavioral health.
We use biblical approaches to teach teamwork, mentorship, and sports to combat the various effects of unsupportive upbringings and environments. Practice time and game time develop both skill and character. We coach the player, mentor the person, and see the potential. In this way, L.A.C.E.S. fosters the development of young Christian leaders on and off the playing field. By combining traditional league play with Christian-mentorship and modeling, youth learn about Christ’s teaching from leaders living in their own community, all while playing the sports they love.
Kerrie Martin, Founder of Live In Rhythm, is a holistic health coach. She customizes personal one-on-one health coaching programs to support her diverse client base with re-claiming their health, releasing weight, having more energy, and healing their relationship with food. Her work is rooted in the philosophy that a true, lasting shape-shift in body and health must be accompanied by an inner shift. Kerrie has been a featured speaker for various companies and organizations including Lululemon, the Georgetown Compass Fellowship Program, and the U.S. Senate.
A full-service public relations and social media firm located in Washington, D.C. that works with clients that range from internationally renowned restaurants to digital startup companies, MacKenzie PR approaches each client’s goals with the proven knowledge, experience, and personal connections needed to boost visibility and increase ROI.
Nelson\Nygaard is an internationally recognized firm committed to developing transportation systems that promote vibrant, sustainable, and accessible communities. Nelson\Nygaard’s award-winning plans, built on consensus and a multimodal approach, are renowned as practical and implementable.
Oxu Solutions is committed to improving the quality of development and humanitarian assistance programs. Oxu Solutions seeks opportunities to support key stakeholders, like governments, donors, and NGOs, to increase their impact by improving their systems and aligning their activities with their long-term goals, and to develop the frameworks to measure progress. For a variety of clients, Oxu Solutions has developed strategies to improve coordination among projects and departments, to link measurement of grant-level outcomes with higher-level strategic planning, and to build organizational capacity with staff training and development.
PAXTON LAW GROUP
Pierre Kattar is an Emmy Award-winning video journalist and filmmaker. As a backpack journalist, he reports, writes, shoots, edits and produces news videos and documentary films.
Review Signal collects and analyzes the opinions people share publicly in social media and turns them into a review site for consumers. It currently provides web hosting reviews and will expand soon.
Original Photography And Excellent Photography Instruction
Strategic Cyber is the mastermind beyond Cobalt Strike. Cobalt Strike is penetration testing software focused on threat emulation and it adds malware to files, runs phishing campaigns, launches exploits, supports post-exploitation, and generates reports. Cobalt Strike is for red teams, penetration testers, and consultants who need to act like a sophisticated threat.
We envision an interconnected community of locally-owned businesses who drive sustainable economic development in Washington DC.
The William James Foundation identifies for-profit entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place and connects them to industry experts and impact investors to enhance the likelihood that their ideas scale into sustainable ventures. We seek to increase the opportunity for individuals to find work that can sustain themselves and be of service to their communities and their planet at the same time. By encouraging entrepreneurs who can both create their own success and show others financially viable paths to a more sustainable world, the William James Foundation is creating opportunities around the world for individuals to support themselves, their loved ones, their community, and their planet at the same time.
WILLOW BROOK PARTNERS