Everyone deserves a seat at the Table
UnaMesa accelerates the development of innovations that eliminate disparities in healthcare, education, and social services.
Platforms driven by social capital
Silicon Valley is famous for technologies driven by Venture Capital (aka money). While these companies have created enormous financial wealth, they continually fall short in addressing healthcare, education, and social services -- services driven by interactions that create meaningful relationships which are mostly invisible to the marketplace and therefore under-valued (not valued) by venture capital. UnaMesa exists as a catalyst to bring the power of innovation and wealth generation (including relationships, aka social captial) to healthcare, education, and other community based services.
The value of social media is created by networks of people -- social technology platforms should preference the needs of people and community over shareholders
Leaders driven by Passion and Purpose
UnaMesa supports individuals with deep expertise and lived experiences who have a strong vision for community based improvements in well being.
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Your contributions go directly to supporting specific projects.
Launched in 2015 to close the opportunity gap by connecting students to out of school learning experiences. InPlay now serves over 10,000 families each year and is continuing to grow and partner with school districts and counties.
- Precision Health Equity Initiative
launched in 2023 to help translate digital health innovations into better, more equitable healthcare with an emphasis on early detection and early intervention of serious health conditions. Initial focus areas include cancer screening, maternal wellbeing, and elder care.
- Recent Graduates
The Magical Bridge Foundation creates the world's most inclusive playgrounds. After signing contracts with several bay area cities, the Magical Bridge Foundation spun out into an independent nonprofit. Similarly, the Belle Haven Action founders began working with UnaMesa to strengthen local, at risk communities. After several years serving the community and securing several contracts, Belle Haven Action spun off into an independent nonprofit.