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Identifying, testing, and scaling innovative solutions for education and work.
Incubating solutions that work.

JFFLabs Incubation offers a much-needed experience for innovators to design their ideas, pilot their operations, and scale into sustainable enterprises. We create new pathways for solutions across the education and workforce landscape by offering strategies, support, and expert guidance to visionaries, entrepreneurs, and businesses.

Through our incubation services, In-Residence programs, and Scale With JFFLabs initiatives, we develop and execute solutions that work for equitable economic advancement.

Key Initiatives

Design Big Ideas

We co-design with innovators across the learn-and-work landscape, with a focus on people who are underrepresented or excluded from their industries, and help test hypothesis-driven solutions.

Testing and Validation

Using market expertise and key partnerships, we help build business foundations and maximize the impact of market-fit solutions.

Expanding Impact

We leverage the power of our network and our reputation to explore market-aligned support and identify key opportunities for growth.

News & Ideas
Press Release Jobs for the Future Launches New Center for Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Work
JFF's new center will play an integral role in its newly announced North Star goal to help 75 million people facing systemic barriers to advancement work in quality jobs in the next 10 years.
Impact Story The Entrepreneurs Paving New Paths to Technology Careers
JFFLabs features a new cohort of entrepreneurs at the cutting edge market trends and business-aligned social impact.
Video JFFLabs Entrepreneur Accelerator Demo Day
JFFLabs Entrepreneur Accelerator Demo Day
Impact Story Entrepreneurs Showcase Next-Gen Career Navigation Solutions
Participants in the JFFLabs Career Navigation accelerator take different paths to a common goal: helping workers and learners who face barriers to employment and education chart pathways to rewarding careers.

Featured Projects

Entrepreneur Incubation

Working with mission-aligned entrepreneurs and companies to incubate new models and technology-based solutions.

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Education Quality Outcomes Standards (EQOS)

The EQOS Quality Assurance Framework helps learners and workers, education institutions and postsecondary training providers, private investors, governments, and others identify high-quality opportunities that lead to equitable economic advancement.

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The Outcomes for Opportunity (O4O) initiative

The Outcomes for Opportunity (O4O) initiative was a two-year pilot project whose goal was to identify relevant metrics and create easy-to-use data tools that workforce boards and training providers could use to tell compelling stories that demonstrate the impact they have on the communities they serve.

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A web and mobile application solution that helps guide low-income young people to the right postsecondary education and training pathways.

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Heather Terenzio, Director
Heather Terenzio is the director of partnerships and entrepreneurial initiatives at JFFLabs. She oversees the JFF Career Navigation Accelerator cohort, which supports entrepreneurs who offer career navigation services and solutions to members of underserved communities.
Eshwar Eswaran, Director
Eshwar Eswaran is the director of data services at JFFLabs. He helps equip the workforce system with data tools and infrastructure to enable organizations, workers, and learners to make informed decisions.
Tiffany Hsieh, Director
Tiffany Hsieh is director of innovation programs at JFFLabs. She works with innovative organizations to test and scale new models for learning and workforce development.
Charlene Volk, Director
Charlene Volk is director of learner success at JFFLabs. She oversees the My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) contract, part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s workforce training program, which transforms the lives of young people ages 16-24.
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JFFLabs Incubation can help grow your idea into a solution that drives impact. Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with us or support our work, and subscribe for updates.