Meet the 2023 Reconstruct Challenge Winners

We are excited to present the 15 recipients of the 2023 Reconstruct Challenge that were announced and presented their solutions and projected impact September 18-20 at showcase events open to the public during three consecutive evenings at Startup Week Louisville.

The fifteen innovations will receive $100,000 in non-dilutive funding each to implement their solutions in the Louisville region over the next 12-18 months. After this period, innovators will have the opportunity to receive additional follow-on funding to scale their innovations, maximizing their impact.

More than 100 organizations submitted proposals for this iteration of the Reconstruct Challenge focused on health equity, with applications from across the country. Proposals were evaluated by a panel of experts from the Louisville community, industry experts and academic researchers.

Meet the winners:

Reconstruct Challenge: Food Justice
  • Feed Louisville
  • Change Today, Change Tomorrow
  • Journey Foods
  • The Nori Project
  • Free from Market
Reconstruct Challenge: Maternal and Child Health
  • Cook’s Nook
  • Melanated Healthcare
  • Every Mother’s Advocate
  • Granny’s Birth Initiative
  • Navigate Maternity
Reconstruct Challenge: Health Access
  • Malama Health
  • Kare Mobile
  • Maro
  • Kyndly
  • Zenyor Healthcare

This program was supported by funds made available by the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s
Office of Health Equity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for STLT
Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, under RFA-OT21-2103.

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