adidas Community Lab

Empowering equitable access to sports in Portland. Let’s build tomorrow together!

Attention all innovative entrepreneurs in Portland, Oregon, and surrounding areas! adidas is proud to unveil the adidas Community Lab Social Impact Accelerator – incubating ideas for progress driven by a love for community and a desire to create change.

Challenging the status quo to create positive change

The adidas Community Lab, in collaboration with Impact Hub, is a pioneering initiative aimed at amplifying Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in Portland who are passionate about fostering equitable access to sports. This groundbreaking Social Impact Accelerator is not merely about incubating ideas but is devoted to nurturing visions that drive community transformation.


Candidates are immersed in a holistic experience that comprises mentorship, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and practical sessions like pitch practice. By joining, entrepreneurs gain unparalleled access to a thriving global network of Impact Makers, aimed at sculpting a more luminous future. Beyond skill acquisition, participants benefit from significant funding, reinforcing adidas’s commitment to dismantling systemic barriers faced by rising Black and Latinx change-makers and cementing its dedication to positive change through sport.

Discover what it takes

We invite applications until 28 August 2023, from individuals who meet the following criteria:

  1. Reside in Portland, Oregon, or the surrounding areas.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to creating equitable access to sports for their community.
  3. Identify as Black and/or Latino/a/e and are a social entrepreneur.

    If your application progresses to the next stage, you will be asked to submit a video by 4 September 2024. We will inform selected entrepreneurs who will be joining the cohort by September 8.


Apply for the adidas Community Lab Social Impact Accelerator and receive $75,000 in funding plus support for your organization!

Let’s build tomorrow together!

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