Meet the 2023 Cohort

Ward Infinity is Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s cohort-based social entrepreneurship accelerator serving Washington, DC communities. We resource entrepreneurial teams serving DC's historically underinvested communities to improve health, wellness, and sustainability outcomes. We provide the teams with fiscal, knowledge, and social capital in a five-month accelerator that is both supportive and challenging so they can catalyze community vibrancy.

2023 Cohorts Facts

  • 8

    Cohort Teams

  • 7 of 8

    Are Women-led

  • 100%

    Serving Wards 7 & 8

The 2023 Innovators

Eightfold Farms

Eightfold Farms DC is a network of small commercial urban farms located throughout Wards 7 and 8. We directly combat the causes of food apartheid by increasing food access and creating economic self-sufficiency through commercial urban farming activity.

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Fertility Haven

Fertility Haven is a data-driven mental health platform, leveraging AI to enable healthcare providers to track, assess, and support patients from preconception to postpartum. This platform seamlessly integrates with an AI-powered conversational fertility coach, delivering evidence-based interventions for precise, timely support at every stage of the reproductive journey.



HomeCook connects food businesses with commercial kitchens & incubators. We believe in a world where cooked meals are within easy reach and no one has to die from malnutrition. Our mission is to improve nutritious food access by making it easier for food entrepreneurs to launch, build community & scale beyond their home kitchens.


The HomeCook Team: Hassan, Erin and Tayana

I am Beautiful Because

I Am Beautiful Because (IABB) is a trauma recovery center committed to empowering female survivors of childhood abuse, aiding them in healing from the enduring effects of early trauma, and promoting emotional well-being and socioeconomic progress.

I am Beautiful Because

Mindfulness Labs AI

Mindfulness Labs AI, a co-design curriculum and professional development generative platform for school community well-being by Effective to Great Education (ETGE). ETGE is an umbrella organization that develops education technology that is culturally responsive and trauma-informed to ensure consistent education, practice and support. Our main focus is to integrate impactful social-emotional wellness and mental health education solutions across all members of the school community including students, educators, families.

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Plum Good LLC

Plum Good LLC features organic spice and tea blends plus natural sauces that help to make "Delicious Easy - for everyone".


Rooted in Radiance

Our mission is to empower individuals to champion their well-being, reshaping their daily social habits and perspectives one percent at a time. We provide solutions that promote a sustainable and transformative journey towards physical and mental health, emphasizing the significant connection between fitness and mental well-being.


Wellfound Foods

At Wellfound Foods, we believe that people shouldn't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. We leverage machine learning and smart vending to build a healthier world by making fresh, prepared meals accessible any time, anywhere via our network of tech-enabled vending machines.