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Impossible Made Inevitable.

Join us in mobilizing, supporting and uniting game changing entrepreneurs committed

to transforming mental health

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At Ignite we believe in the power of collaboration. That we will never resolve the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health if we continue to allow silo’d ineffective approaches to prevail.

That's why we're mobilizing, supporting and uniting game changing mental health entrepreneurs unafraid of transforming traditional approaches to achieve 3 moonshot goals in mental health focused the under 24 demographic.

Together, we’re making the impossible inevitable.

Our mission

To accelerate the solutions needed to provide everybody in the world with the hope, knowledge, access to resources and supportive community needed to avoid, overcome or effectively manage mental health challenges.

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To us, conventional thinking means status-quo results. We don't settle. Instead we ask tough questions focused on root causes, go where the evidence takes us, and bring together world experts, philanthropists and teams to make it happen.

And though the scale of the world's mental health problems is great, our ability to resolve them together, is greater.

“Ignite is a place where people want to solve really big problems”


If you are serious about solving some of the biggest problems affecting mental health - and our team will take on nothing less - it requires bringing together some of our best minds and entrepreneurs in an ecosystem where true innovation, unconventional thinking and creativity will thrive. Those elements of culture are very much alive at Ignite. 

- S.B

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Some of the organizations we're venture building or accelerating 

At Ignite we’re focused on tackling root causes vs fixing symptoms. That’s why we’re committed to venture building and supporting entrepreneurs and organizations who are capable of transforming global mental health.


Working towards a goal of presence on 70% of US High School and University campuses, CTN is working to catalyze a change in societal norms surrounding mental health, but at scale.

Change The Norm is working to connect the thousands of student groups on University and High School campuses through out the US, passionate about improving mental health with the highest quality evidence based approaches, coordinated activism and advocacy efforts to do so.

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Transform. is working to connect the millions of dollars in donations and goodwill to worthy mental health projects focused on 0-24 demographic, globally, via a public transparent crowdfunding platform.

They hate the analogy but to explain simply, imagine but for mental health.

Lean On Me

Providing anonymous peer support via text, Lean On Me automatically and anonymously matches peers to create texting networks of instantaneous support across organizations.

With active hotlines at MIT, UPenn, UChicago, UC Denver, Penn State, Huntington and BC, Lean On Me is a key player in providing support to those in need on university campuses.


On campuses through out the US, students seeking help from mental health professionals often face harrowing wait times of anywhere from 4 weeks - 3 months. Our chronic shortage of trained professionals won’t be resolved anytime soon.

Through connecting volunteers trained and willing to provide peer support with those seeking peer support, Suportal is working to bridge the gap and push peer support to the front lines of mental healthcare.

Doc Wayne

Through the power of sports fused with therapy, Docwayne is seizing the opportunity to challenge the norm in dealing with a variety of social issues and provide options for at-risk youth on a global scale.

Already helping over 400 at risk youth a week across over 23 locations, Docwayne is leading the movement of helping youth, at scale.