We are MilkCrate: a mission–driven tech company that empowers our clients to track and grow their impact – Whether you are a big corporation engaging employees in sustainability, or a nonprofit helping youth participate in cultural programming – our platform can be customized to engage individual behavior to reveal collective impact. Why? Because we believe the potential to create a better future is in all of us.
MilkCrate Is a B Corporation.
Certified for Global Impact.
Why did we become a B Corp?
Our relationship with the B Movement started years before we were ready for certification. As one of our first partners, B Lab provided us with a list of all the businesses that had met their rigorous criteria so that we could help share them with our users.
Now we are proud to say we’ve joined the ranks of our Better Business idols like Etsy, Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s — and some others in our own backyard, like United by Blue and Azavea. What these companies (and MilkCrate!) have in common is a dedication to a triple-bottom-line of people, planet and profit.
What does this mean?
We have taken the B Corp Impact Assessment, and, based on our company’s policies and practices, we scored above the required 80 points to qualify for certification. We earned points for things like volunteering, donating our services, and buying locally.
The Inclusive Economy Challenge:
Part of being a B Corp is always looking to do more, to be better. Recently, B Labs issued an invitation to all of its certified companies to take part in The Inclusive Economy Challenge. It suggests that companies set goals and improve on 3 or more inclusion metrics in the B Impact Assessment over the next 12 months. Read how we chose to get involved here.
The History: From pivots to progress!
Launched MilkCrate Philly, the company which started as Morgan’s thesis project for her Master’s Program at PhilaU.
Launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo, raised $20,000, and released the first version of our consumer app, which served users like a green Yelp.
Competed for investment and pitched MilkCrate on stage at the Forbes Under30 Summit as part of the Pressure Cooker Competition.
Established the MilkCrate brand and ditched “Philly” from the name with plans to go national. The milk crate became our official logo.
Evolved to My MilkCrate to alleviate confusion for users navigating app stores. (Thanks to everyone who downloaded our app and not the $2.99 app that helps organize your music collection.)
Our CEO was invited to the White House with 44 other sustainability leaders to discuss climate change.
Recognized throughout the city and earned awards like “Startup of the Year” at the Young Philly Leads Awards, hosted by Forbes and Young Involved Philadelphia.
Expanded our database of businesses in order to launch Denver, Asheville and Boston with support from the Sustainable Business Network.
Scored a sweet deal for ads atop a Philly hybrid taxi fleet.
Became a Certified B Corp as a result of meeting strict social and environmental standards.
Introduced our first client, Philadelphia University, to the new platform.
Established a formal relationship with Comcast, our first major corporate client.
Meet The Team
Above all else, we are a group of passionate, agile and often crazed humans. Each move is in pursuit of creating sustainable and equitable communities everywhere. Can you dig it? Beyond our mission, we’ve established a set of values here at MilkCrate — and we do our best to live by this creed.