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JFFLabs

Incubation

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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MyBestBets

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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Team

Heather Terenzio

Director

Heather Terenzio is a director in the Incubation practice at JFFLabs. She leads partnerships and entrepreneurial initiatives, overseeing all of the acceleration cohorts and supporting entrepreneurs offering workforce solutions to members of underrepresented communities to…

Eshwar Eswaran

Director

Eshwar Eswaran is a director in the Incubation practice at JFFLabs. He leads the emerging product incubation vertical to cultivate disruptive new technology-driven ideas, with the goal of transforming them into scalable, marketable products and…

Tiffany Hsieh

Director

Tiffany Hsieh is director of innovation programs in the Incubation practice at JFFLabs and is responsible for strategy and operations for the launch of the Center for Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Work. She…

Charlene Volk

Director

Charlene Volk is a director in the Incubation practice at JFFLabs. She focuses on learner success and oversees the MyPACE (My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence) contract, part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s workforce…

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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.