Topics Under Tag: "new york"

NYC Will Invest in Local Women Entrepreneurs on Kiva

Amy Cortese | November 15, 2017

Women entrepreneurs of New York: your city wants to invest in you. Under a new program, called WE Fund: Crowd, when women entrepreneurs create a crowdfunding campaign on, the city will kick in the first 10% of their goal, up to $1,000. New York City officials hope to support at least 500 women-owned businesses […]

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Revitalizing Local Communities With Popup Shops

Anne Field | March 3, 2017

Local retail is a crucial to a community’s economic health and vitality. Local stores invest more of every dollar they receive back into their neighborhood. They also increase the perception that a block is less vulnerable to crime and, as result, boost safety, says Sarah Filley, the founder of Popuphood, a startup that incubates small businesses […]

For Social Entrepreneurs, It’s All About The Ecosystem

Anne Field | August 2, 2016

No one operates in a vacuum. That’s especially true of social entrepreneurs. The ecosystem that social entrepreneurs encounter—everything from the availability of affordable housing to the prevalence of potential funders—can make or break an enterprise. With that in mind, Halcyon Incubator and Capital One recently published a report on the subject, From the Ground Up: Defining Social Enterprise Ecosystems […]

Reimagining B-School: At, Love & Community Top the Syllabus

Amy Cortese | March 31, 2016

Since its founding in 2005, Etsy has helped lead a revival in crafts and DIY culture, providing an alternative to soulless, mass manufactured goods. When the company, a B Corp., went public in 2015, it used some of the proceeds to endow a separate foundation,, to further its mission of “re-imagining commerce.” As the […]

Can a Community-Supported Theatre Revive a New York Town Known Best For a Prison?

Anne Field | April 28, 2015

Ossining, New York, a tiny town along the Hudson River about 35 miles north of Manhattan, is mostly known as the home of Sing Sing, a maximum security prison that gave us the euphemism about going “up the river.” But some long-time residents are determined to transform their village’s languishing downtown into a thriving destination—and […]

New York Bets On Fashion And Design with New Accelerators and Incubators

Amy Cortese | November 12, 2014

On a crisp evening in November, an artsy crowd of 500 or so flocked to a gritty stretch of Brooklyn, where they sipped wine, mingled with designers and admired their creations, which ranged from furry cropped jackets and naturally-dyed scarves to 3-D printed skulls. What else would you expect at the opening party of the […]