Enable Ventures and CIONIC Awarded Best Collaboration of 2023
Washington DC, January 17, 2024 — Real Leaders® is thrilled to announce its annual rankings of Top Impact Companies from around the world, featuring Enable Ventures, the first impact venture fund dedicated to closing the disability wealth gap while achieving competitive, market-rate returns, and CIONIC as one of the Top Impact Collaborations of 2023.
With over 500 applications from over 15 countries, the awards ranked privately-owned companies by asking 30 questions within six categories of I.M.P.A.C.T (Intention, Model, People, Accountability, Collaboration, and Transformation) to vet and rank companies based on those parameters.
Collaboration was the most common core value of the 2024 Real Leaders Top Impact Companies, with companies nominating a partner who helped them grow their impact. This award spotlights Enable Ventures and CIONIC, a neuro-tech startup on a mission to improve mobility through bionic clothing that stimulates the four major muscle groups in the leg, as one of the past year's best collaborations.
“We are very proud to be recognized alongside the remarkable team at CIONIC this year,” said Regina “Gina” Kline, Chair and Managing Partner, Enable Ventures. “Our partnership is rooted in a shared mission to bring accessible, inclusive technology to the market and to serve the billions of people who would benefit from assistive products. It’s an honor to have our collaboration celebrated by the impact community, and we’re excited to continue our work to support the disability technology space.”
Now in its sixth year, the Real Leaders Awards rank privately-owned companies by asking 30 questions within six categories of I.M.P.A.C.T (Intention, Model, People, Accountability, Collaboration and Transformation) to vet and rank companies based on those parameters.
In addition to the new I.M.P.A.C.T categories, the awards debuted five new awards such as: Most Valuable Mission, Most Innovative Model, Most Impactful People, Best Collaboration, and Most Transparent.
“After five successful years of producing the go-to list of the ‘Top Impact Companies, ’ it was time for Real Leaders to expand its mission by growing an impact awards community that preserves its integrity while scaling its impact,” said Kevin Edwards, Real Leaders’ General Manager.
A special “Real Leaders UNITE” awards celebration will be held in San Diego from February 5 to February 7, 2024, to honor the winners. Click here to view the full list of Impact Awards rankings.
About Enable Ventures
Enable Ventures is the first impact venture fund dedicated to closing the disability wealth gap while achieving competitive, market-rate returns. Enable Ventures is led by Regina “Gina” Kline, the investor, entrepreneur, and civil rights lawyer and supported by SmartJob, a platform to attract disability deal flow and support and build the disability innovation ecosystem. Enable Ventures is part of the Sorenson Impact Platform of Funds and is backed by world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader, and societal innovator Jim Sorenson and Sorenson Impact’s vast, world-class experience in impact and market-rate investment. For more information, please visit www.enableventures.vc.
About Real Leaders
Real Leaders is the fastest-growing community for impact leaders backed by a global media platform dedicated to driving positive change. Founded in 2010, Real Leaders recognized and advocated that businesses take more responsibility to be as cognizant of their impact on employees, society, and the planet as they are on their bottom line. Real Leaders is an independently owned certified B Corporation and member of the UN Global Compact. Our mission is to unite farsighted leaders to transform our shortsighted world.