At Igniter we see people and technology interacting in ways that disrupt convention and create new possibilities for society to thrive. From that perspective, we couple deep competencies in software, entrepreneurship, and social innovation with an iterative, design-driven approach to build real solutions to problems worth solving.
In addition to custom software and initiative development, we are pioneering a unique approach to shaping whole systems. Our experience at defining systems, convening conversations and incubating initiatives allow us to work with participants across a whole system to identify what needs changing, pool resources, and bring the attention, capacity, and expertise to make it happen. We call this 'giving agency to interventions'.
From simple prototypes to decade-long initiatives and global, award-winning platforms we work deeply with our partners to see change through.
The impact ecosystem is the network of foundations, networks, intermediaries and others with the common purpose of supporting entrepreneurs and changemakers to build a better future.
Beginning with a series of interviews and mini-lab in 2013, we have engaged with over 100 leaders and practitioners to identify 7 potential interventions that would systemically increase the capacity and performance of the impact ecosystem. Participants know what's needed. We're helping them incubate solutions.
Socialsca.pe is a decade-long initiative to map the world of good. Incubated in partnership with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, MaRS, Ashoka, and CatalystsX, it is a cornerstone of our broader systemic innovation approach to the impact ecosystem.
Beginning with a simple map in September 2012, socialsca.pe now includes an interactive online interface, in-person community mapathons, and supplemental data services that make it easier to improve and maintain your map.
Approached by Tribal Worldwide early in 2012 to build a transparency and engagement site for McDonald's Canada, the Our Food Your Questions platform has gone global winning dozens of awards from Webby's to Lions.
Today, people in Canada, Germany, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand ask real questions and get honest answers about the food McDonald's serves. Braving an unprecedented level of transparency, McDonald's is now benefiting from a new era of relationship with their public.
We are a diverse group, drawn to apply our respective crafts to meaningful challenges. Hailing from around the world and living in 4 different communities we bring a breadth of perspective to our work. Working virtually we gain the flexibility to be where we need to and perform at our best.