Uncharted Play was founded in May of 2011 as a new kind of social enterprise grounded in play and the happiness of life, that would show the world how play could be a tangible tool for impact.
The Uncharted Play dream began in 2008 when Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman met during their junior year at Harvard University. Both studying to be social scientists with no experience in engineering, they nonetheless worked together on a class project to invent the SOCCKET, an energy-harnessing soccer ball. Through this experience, both women realized that the world of play was truly uncharted territory when it came to tangibly addressing real issues facing society. Though the future was uncertain, they knew that an enterprise grounded in sustainable, realistic solutions for happiness had an undeniable value.
After graduating from college, Matthews and Silverman set up shop in New York City. Finding she had an undeniable passion for social entrepreneurship, Matthews continued the work the founders started, building an enthusiastic team to further develop the dream of creating an organization that would prove that doing good and doing well need not be mutually exclusive. Today, you can find the Uncharted Play family in the Soho neighborhood of NYC, still striving towards this dream and incredibly grateful for all the support they have received along the way!
There is no other company in the world that combines science, sports and social innovation like we do at Uncharted Play. We have been endorsed by world leaders, celebrities and top companies. To see our company's awards and recognition, please click here.