The Social Pitch 2019 Presenters
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by Danielle Olson
4y ago
The Social Pitch is BACK!   In this edition of The Social Pitch, we have six incredibly talented social entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds tackling an array of issues in innovative and creative ways.  We’re really excited to have these folks in our TSP program, and we can’t wait to see them pitch on Sunday, September 8th! Please purchase a $15 ticket HERE (all ticket proceeds go to funding the cash prizes!) and join us at 2pm, on Sunday, September 8th ..read more
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Are Accelerators Effective? A New Study Has Some Surprising Answers.
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by Amy Cortese
4y ago
Accelerators have become a key tool in economic development and social entrepreneurship. Pioneered by Y Combinator a decade ago as a way to turbocharge startup ventures, they have become de rigueur in nearly every town, city and region around the world looking to spur new businesses and solutions to social and environmental challenges.  But just […] The post Are Accelerators Effective? A New Study Has Some Surprising Answers. appeared first on Locavesting. The post Are Accelerators Effective? A New Study Has Some Surprising Answers. appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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New Crowdfunding Portal SBMX Offers Small Business Bonds
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by Amy Cortese
4y ago
At Locavesting, we’ve always thought the best use of Regulation Crowdfunding was helping individuals invest in local businesses. Rather than buying stock (or SAFEs) in speculative tech startups, we believed that lending money to established small businesses would become a mainstream option. Lately, that’s looking more likely, as new funding platforms emerge that cater to […] The post New Crowdfunding Portal SBMX Offers Small Business Bonds appeared first on Locavesting. The post New Crowdfunding Portal SBMX Offers Small Business Bonds appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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Celebrating the Creative Force Behind Impact Investing: Lawyers
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by Amy Cortese
5y ago
The concepts of local and impact investing are easy for most people to embrace: what’s not to like about investing in places you love and businesses who are doing good in the world? But the methods of doing so require specialized knowledge of securities laws. That’s why lawyers may be the unsung heroes of impact […] The post Celebrating the Creative Force Behind Impact Investing: Lawyers appeared first on Locavesting. The post Celebrating the Creative Force Behind Impact Investing: Lawyers appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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Industry Group Calls for Changes to Regulation Crowdfunding
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by Amy Cortese
5y ago
Three years after Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect, advocates continue to call for improvements to the law, which made it easier for small companies to raise money from ordinary investors. The latest call for action came in June in the form of policy recommendations outlined by the Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP), a group […] The post Industry Group Calls for Changes to Regulation Crowdfunding appeared first on Locavesting. The post Industry Group Calls for Changes to Regulation Crowdfunding appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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Low Income Co-Living Offers a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis
Hatch Oregon
by Amy Cortese
5y ago
Call it a co-op for renters, or boarding house 2.0. Startup PadSplit, based in Atlanta, has a novel approach to solving the affordable housing crisis: shared homes, with private bedrooms for residents (or members, as they’re called), fixed utility costs and a business model that makes it all profitable for property owners. While many co-living […] The post Low Income Co-Living Offers a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis appeared first on Locavesting. The post Low Income Co-Living Offers a Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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Social Critic & Team Human author Douglas Rushkoff on Taking Back the Economy
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by Amy Cortese
5y ago
Douglas Rushkoff has been critiquing technology and social trends for more than two decades. His 17th(!) book, Team Human, weaves together the threads of much of his earlier work and asks us to rediscover our humanity in this age of technological and economic dislocation. Rushkoff will kick of ComCap19 in Detroit on June 11. We […] The post Social Critic & Team Human author Douglas Rushkoff on Taking Back the Economy appeared first on Locavesting. The post Social Critic & Team Human author Douglas Rushkoff on Taking Back the Economy appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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Regulation Crowdfunding Turns Three!
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by Amy Cortese
5y ago
Regulation Crowdfunding, the law that ushered in mainstream crowdinvesting, turns three today. And while it might not be growing by audacious leaps and bounds, it’s not a slacker, by any means. Regulation Crowdfunding, a centerpiece of the 2012 JOBS Act also known as Title III, allows small businesses and startups to raise up to $1.07 […] The post Regulation Crowdfunding Turns Three! appeared first on Locavesting. The post Regulation Crowdfunding Turns Three! appeared first on Hatch Oregon ..read more
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Crowdfunding Portal Mainvest is on a Hyperlocal Mission in Massachusetts
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by Amy Cortese
5y ago
More than $2.7 billion in venture capital flowed into Massachusetts in the first quarter, according to the latest PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey. Yet pretty much none of that went to the kind of local businesses that anchor neighborhoods—the restaurants, cafes, yoga studios and breweries. Fortunately, those mom & pops have another option, thanks to Mainvest, an investment […] The post Crowdfunding Portal Mainvest is on a Hyperlocal Mission in Massachusetts appeared first on Locavesting. The post Crowdfunding Portal Mainvest is on a Hyperlocal Mission in Massachusetts appeared first on Hatch ..read more
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Omidyar Network Spins Off Flourish, A Financial Inclusion Venture Firm
Hatch Oregon
by Amy Cortese
5y ago
Creating a more inclusive economy is a pressing challenge. Acknowledging that, Omidyar Network has spun off its financial inclusion initiative into a standalone venture firm. Called Flourish, it backs entrepreneurs forming impact-oriented financial services ventures and continues the work of the past twelve years as part of Omidyar Network—including its existing $200 million portfolio. Flourish will […] The post Omidyar Network Spins Off Flourish, A Financial Inclusion Venture Firm appeared first on Locavesting. The post Omidyar Network Spins Off Flourish, A Financial Inclusion Venture Firm ap ..read more
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