Tech Impact AllStars 2017

Meet our 2017 Tech Impact AllStars! These social innovators are using technology to solve some of America’s greatest challenges.

Technology is at the forefront of solutions in almost every major sector: healthcare, food security, government, education, national service, environment and beyond. It is changing the way we approach and solve age-old issues.

Together with Comcast NBCUniversal, we are on a mission to find the innovators behind these solutions and help them move the needle forward.

NationSwell and Comcast NBCUniversal both believe that innovation is good for communities. Our partnership is supporting diverse startups, social entrepreneurs and nonprofits using the power of media and technology for good.

AllStar Finalists 2017

Check back in the fall to watch their stories and vote for your favorite! The #TechImpactAllStars will be competing for the chance to win $10,000 to further their important work.

Dan Rhoton

Hopeworks N’ Camden

Dan is revitalizing his community through education, technology and entrepreneurship partnerships with adolescents as they identify and earn a sustainable future.

“Every opportunity, every chance they’ve had, gets snatched by violence, by circumstance.”

Watch his story.

Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Code Fever

Felecia is on a mission to rid our communities of innovation deserts by creating inclusive and diverse startup ecosystems.

Jeremy Peskin


Jeremy is working to eliminate the cost barrier to obtaining legal status in the US.

Kelsey Rae Foster

Big Easy Budget Game

Kelsey is using a game – The Big Easy Budget Game – to give New Orleanians a voice in their city budgetary process and policy.

Trisha Prabhu


Trisha is working to stop cyberbullying before the damage is done.

Previous AllStars

We’ve had the honor of working with some amazing AllStar innovators over the past three years. Visit our AllStar Archive and learn more about the extraordinary work of AllStar Alumni.

2016 | 2015

All 5 AllStar Finalists will receive

One 3- to 5-minute video about their incredible work, made by our expert story producers.


An all-expenses-paid trip to New York City in November, 2017.

One 700- to 900-word feature article to accompany the video spotlight on


A speaking slot at the NationSwell Summit on Solutions.

A chance to win the Tech Impact Award, a $10,000 grant to help further their important work.


Marketing reaching prominent media outlets, bloggers, influencers & more.

AllStars in the News