Empowering underrepresented voices


Impact Hub and adidas have partnered to support impact-oriented entrepreneurs who are from and/or work with underrepresented communities and are addressing challenges in education and sport.


Meet the participants:


The application process for the Close the Gap program is now closed and 30 participants from around the globe have been selected. These ventures are either led by underrepresented entrepreneurs (BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) or are supporting diverse populations to close the opportunity gap through education and/or sports.


Check out who they are:

Anima JiuJitsu Kick The Glucose
Anstoss – Das Futsalcamp Kollectiv Kitchens and Sizzle
Ballin’ with Brains Leadership Academy (BBLA) LinkingUs
Black Beetles, Public Benefit (LLC) Loravore®️ Virtual Learning for Upskilling Professionals (LVL UP)
Bonda Makers for Humankind
Cocina del Corazon Phillips Business Consulting
Community Wellbeing Hub Shadhin
Creative Vida Suyana Designs
EmPact Consultancy CIC The Fourth Floor
EQUILIBERTY INC. The Wildflower Initiative
FIT 2 CHEER w/PoundPoms® Thrive Nepal
GoAceit: perform at your best Voices in Action
GRIND We go outside too
Hop On (Yorkshire) Young Professionals Society
Just Add Beats Youtheurasia


These participants will receive: 

Expert business advice and coaching from adidas’ employees.
Visibility of venture among the Impact Hub and adidas network.
A Free Global Connect Membership and access to the Impact Hub network.



Impact Hub is a global network focused on building communities for impact at scale. With 100+ communities of 16,500+ change-driven entrepreneurs in more than 55 countries across five continents, Impact Hub is one of the world’s largest communities and accelerators for positive change. We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks.

adidas has its roots in Germany, but is a truly global company with offices and stores in every region of the world, and employees from over 100 nations at its global Headquarters alone. adidas is the original sports brand, driven by innovation and a bias for action. We are creators, makers and doers. Creativity is what fuels us – whether it’s on the field, on the court, or on the street, creativity is our inspiration. Open source is how we create: It’s about collaboration and innovation, learning and sharing. We open the doors of our brand to athletes, consumers and partners to co-create the future of sport with us.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Applications are now closed.

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