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Base 11 is a non-profit, 501c3 workforce and entrepreneur development company.

WHAT WE DO

In collaboration with our world- class partners from industry, academia and philanthropy, we deploy a  STEM Accelerator model that transforms high-potential, low-resource college and high school students into the STEM talent that industry so desperately needs.

WHY WE DO IT

Because we are committed to solving one of the country’s biggest problems: The growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent crisis, fueled by the underrepresentation of women and ethnic minorities. By solving this problem, we can also establish a sustainable middle class inclusive of all Americans.

HOW WE DO IT

We’re building a national pipeline of STEM-trained talent!

We partner directly with local communities by facilitating the building of strategically integrated ecosystems with stakeholders from academia, industry, philanthropy, and government, all working together towards a common goal to transforming high-potential low-resource students into the highly skilled STEM-trained talent that industry and our country so desperately needs.

Each local ecosystem is anchored with a Base 11 Innovation Center featuring MIT-inspired Fab Labs.  These are state of the art facilities integrated with hands-on, project-based learning programming designed to set students on a direct pathway to four-year STEM degrees, highly paid STEM jobs, and/or being trained as a STEM entrepreneur

Additionally, we provide community college students with academic-year internships and paid summer fellowships at world-class research institutions with mentorship, exposure to high-tech labs, and experience with graduate-level research projects. Students who participate in these programs extend their academic careers to four-year universities majoring in STEM-related fields.

Through our Base 11 Advisory Services division, we are contracted by global and local foundations, corporations, and government organizations to develop, implement and manage customized versions of our STEM career accelerator model designed to meet the unique needs of their organization and its strategic stakeholders. We are entrusted by world-class organizations such as the Deloitte Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Samueli Foundation, Dassault Systemes U.S Foundation, and the Foundation of the Carolinas to help them develop implement high impact, scalable and sustainable STEM workforce and entrepreneur development strategies. We look forward to exploring how we can serve you.   

“Base 11’s expertise in STEM workforce development makes them an ideal partner to ensure maximum impact of Verizon’s program.”

– Phil Puthumana, Program Manager for the Verizon Foundation

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Do you want to help us close the STEM gap and build a sustainable middle class in America?

Contact us today to explore the many ways to get involved.