About 10.10.10

Vision: why we exist.

10.10.10 is a 501(c)3 organization. We focus on these two things: (1) helping serial entrepreneurs make better decisions when starting their next new venture; (2) identifying and addressing wicked problems within complex systems – health, water, food, energy, learning, infrastructure, waste, security and climate change – problems that cannot be addressed effectively by government, large industry or research institutions. We engage serial entrepreneurs and large organizations and institutions to address these wicked problems with market-based solutions.  10.10.10 turns successful serial entrepreneurs and investors into a lever that philanthropy and large industry can use for generating return on investment and impact.

Mission: our core focus.

We challenge and inspire entrepreneurs, engage advocates, and secure the support of individuals and organizations with substantial resources in pursuit of a common cause: problem-solving, new venture creation and economic growth. We educate communities and the public about entrepreneurial problem solving and venture creation. We promote economic growth while connecting to thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from around the country and around the world.

Program: what we do.

10.10.10 provides programs to support the entrepreneurs who will address wicked problems that impact cities throughout the world. Each program includes 10 wicked problems within a particular sector. For each program, we invite 10 successful serial entrepreneurs who plan to start a new venture within the next 12 months. They then come together over the course of 10 days to explore these problems with the support of large organizations and institutions that understand the sector and the system within which the problems exist. Our goal as an organization is the creation of new, market-based ventures that address the world’s wicked problems.

Wicked problems defy simple definition. They exist within complex adaptive systems that are resilient and resistant to change. Organizations operating within these systems are largely powerless to develop solutions, yet they are often capable of suppressing potential solutions developed by others. The organizations that support 10.10.10 break this cycle by contributing their understanding and know-how to support a deeper understanding of wicked problems within a given sector and the creation of new ventures that can begin to deliver value and impact.  

Results: Recent history and future plans.

10.10.10 convened its first program in 2015 with the support of The Colorado Health Foundation and several other key partners in the first program of its kind, 10.10.10 Health. The successful February 2015 health program was followed by two additional successful health programs in 2016 & 2017. 10.10.10 Cities will launch for the first time October 16 focusing on 10 wicked problems in water & infrastructure. To date, six new ventures have been created through the program and by 2022, the organization has plans to host programs in 10 cities, producing up to 100 new ventures per year.  





Past Programs


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