A Shared Vision of Impact

The Un.Incubator is new kind of incubator, focused on supporting impact entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. The first of it's kind, this mentorship-based program launched in October 2016 and has come to life through the collaboration and shared vision of Austin social entrepreneurs Liz Deering and Ben Gibson



Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator

"I'm passionate about creating safe spaces for people to find their voice, connect with their purpose and pursue their dreams. The Un.Incubator is the space and community I wished for when I began my journey as an entrepreneur, and it's an honor to have the opportunity to play a role in providing that for so many talented heartfelt creators in Austin."


Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator

"I am most passionate about growth in people, the excitement for a project or endeavor, the community, the struggles. I am 100% behind the Un.Incubator because at this point I believe we can boldly take a step forward and dare to imagine that we can do even more for artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs."

Founding Allies

we're honored to have the talent, intellect and creative soulfulness of these fabulous individuals. they have helped develop and shape our program and continue to bring it to life by teaching and advising us.

We believe...

A successful career is one that brings along the whole being, aligning passion and purpose.

There is too limited a definition of social impact is, and how to do it.

There are too few resources for creators pursuing their careers.

Providing a clearer and more collaborative path for creatives will allow them to find the courage they need

to move forward and the momentum to reach their goal of sustainability.

That profitability is not the singular measure of impact.

There is not a singular path to sustainability.



A founder bringing their passion to life, and reaching to make an impact through business

A documentary filmmaker telling the stories of under-represented communities

A musician connecting with people through their medium and creating a space for expression

A rehousing nonprofit building an earned revenue model, to expand and help more families

A gallery owner connecting local artists to galleries and opportunities

Why Un.Incubate?

Every week we meet creators who have ideas for impact, but don't see themselves a entrepreneurs. Filmmakers, creatives, writers, nonprofit veterans and others. We think it's time to expand access to support those who the traditional incubators do not serve. It's time to empower their careers and lives in impact and measure success based on the longevity of their impact, not just on the speed of financial returns. 

We also believe that the traditional incubator model: rigid in structure, singular in method, driven by investors, focused on learning from experts vs. collaborating alongside mentors and peers, is not an ideal path to build sustainable careers or impact-focused businesses. The Un.Incubator celebrates the very organic act of creating something meaningful. 


Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
— Dr. Seuss


Who is the Un.Incubator for?



...are a solopreneur (marketer, filmmaker, musician, writer, _______) who yearns for support to build your brand

...are a social entrepreneur starting your business, and feel that the current accelerators/incubators don't meet your needs,

...have an idea for a social impact business, but don't know where to start,

...work in social impact in a nonprofit or for-profit role, and you have an idea for a new program or want to change an existing program, 

...want a safe space, resources, and inspired mentorship to hone your ideas, collaborate, and create something amazing.