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“Give us the Black Sheep. I want artists who are frustrated. I want the ones who have another way of doing things. Those nobody is listening to…” – Pixar Director Brad Bird

Inspired by trips to Pixar, we (a group of Bay Area entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and social entrepreneurs) started the BLK SHP (black sheep) in 2012. In particular, Pixar Director Brad Bird’s quote was particularly inspiring: “Give us the Black Sheep. I want artists who are frustrated. I want the ones who have another way of doing things. Those nobody is listening to…” Today, the BLK SHP community numbers over 3,000 creative thinkers and doers in the US and abroad. Our mission is to unlock the artist within everyone. We harness that creativity to address pressing social problems.

BLK SHP is a community that acts as a connective tissue across disciplines and a platform that bridges divides to solve problems in new and creative ways. BLK SHP includes four core components: the BLK SHP Community, BLK SHP Operations, BLK SHP Media, and BLK SHP Ventures (angel investments).

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