Back in October, Lupe Fiasco partnered with Google executive Di-Ann Eisnor and the Dream Big Foundation to launch a new fund designed to help entrepreneurs in underserved neighborhoods. That fund is the Neighborhood Start Fund, which began its efforts in Brownsville, Brooklyn in November. This week, the recipients of the fund's first grants have been announced. reports that each grant recipient will receive $5,000 in addition to in-kind services for developing their digital products from a studio called Folio3.

Below are the winners with a brief description of their respective platforms as provided by the Neighborhood Start Fund.

Lennie Carter, +1

+1 is a digital platform providing social therapy resources and information in order to change the landscape of mental health in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. +1 connects users to mental health services and provides knowledge and resources to empower people to make safer, healthier choices in a frictionless and simple way.

Quardean Lewis-Allen, ShoodBE

ShoodBE is a way for small to medium-sized businesses, community organizations and nonprofits to target and engage consumers with information pertinent to themselves and their communities. Through a unique digital platform, ShoodBE enables businesses to present interactive content to local residents, invite them to share insights and feedback, and monitor impressions and engagement.

Bens Hilaire, SubwayTalent

SubwayTalent is a peer-to-peer marketplace for discovering, connecting and booking independent artists. SubwayTalent allows artists and clients to connect through a secure and accountable platform where artists showcase their work for free, and clients are able to search, rate and pay for talent.

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