The Innovators Society Success Stories

The Innovators Society’s inaugural year advanced five fresh solutions for mental wellness into the Denver metropolitan area. Learn more about these exciting innovations.

Learn more and lend your support by contacting the innovators directly.

Bright by Text
Bright by Three

Bright by Text sends text messages to parents and caregivers with tips and resources to support children in the early years of life.
Email Jared Wigdor

EMBRACE
Clayton Early Learning

EMBRACE is a mindfulness training program to help early childhood educators reduce stress, build emotional resiliency and create a positive learning experience for vulnerable children.
Email Cathy McCarty

Patient-Centered Network (PCN) App
Center on Network Science, CU Denver

The PCN App analyzes patients’ social support network data and provides a menu of resources for health care providers.
Email Danielle Varda

Breakin’ Bread, Breakin’ Barriers
Im’Unique

Breakin’ Bread, Breakin’ Barriers fosters healthy lifestyles and awareness by enriching the mind and body through holistic wellness education such as yoga, cooking classes and healthy living workshops.
Email Tyrone Beverly

Volunteer Projects
Project Helping

Project Helping organizes meaningful and socially engaging volunteer experiences to improve mental wellness and combat depression.
Email Justin Kruger


Watch the Inaugural Community Pitch Showdown

We made a recording so you can see for yourself why The Innovators Society believes the fresh, new ideas of these innovators will make an impact in Denver.

The Grant Awards

Bright by Three:
$66,175

Carson J Spencer Foundation:
$77,596

Center on Network Science, CU Denver:
$65,745

Clayton Early Learning:
$49,740

Im’Unique:
$110,041

Project Helping:
$80,703 + $50,000 grand prize = $130,703

Watch a photo slide show with highlights from the 2016 Innovators Society Showdown!

2016 Innovators Society Showdown



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In the News

Lakewood Sentinel: Taking an Innovative First Step

CU Denver Today: Danielle Varda’s PCN App Gets Funded in Community Pitch Showdown

Denver Post: Community leaders grant $500,000 to innovative nonprofits promoting mental wellness

Tyrone Beverly of Im’Unique featured on 9NEWS

Arvada Press: Group Invests in Improving Mental Wellness

Denver Post: New Funding Approach Powers Community and Mental Wellness