Innov8social founder Neetal Parekh was awarded $2,500 and six months co-working space from the annual Idea & Pitch Collaboration sponsored by the William Factory Incubator, Traction Space, Tacoma Venture Fund, and KOZ Development. Innov8social offers tailored, participatory workshops with colleges, organizations and communities to provide creative social enterprise solutions to problems. Recent Innov8social teams have suggested methods to better serve the homeless, improve access to credit for homebuyers and solve environmental dilemmas. Karen Stringer of The Bajan Station, offering gourmet Caribbean food, was awarded a runner-up prize of $1,000. Also awarded six months co-working space were Dionne Bonner of Custom Murals by Design and Nekaycha Cavil of Kaycha C Clothing. Nevada Smith of Nascut Landscaping won honorable mention.