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A Sharing Solution to California’s Housing Crisis

Amy Cortese | July 13, 2018

It was late August last year and Fidel Mora, a bilingual math teacher in San Mateo County, felt the familiar sense of anticipation as a new school year approached. But this year there was something else he was excitedly looking forward to: Mora and his wife Carol Yoo, an English teacher (pictured above), were preparing […]

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Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Expands to the Bronx and San Francisco

Anne Field | February 26, 2018

Building on the track record of its Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, JPMorgan Chase is expanding the program to the Bronx and San Francisco. The two new loan funds, totaling more than $5 million, will provide much needed capital and technical assistance to minority-owned small businesses. San Francisco and New York City’s tech startups are hardly struggling. But […]

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 […]

An Accelerator Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

Amy Cortese | January 31, 2015

On a recent evening in San Francisco’s South of Market district, seven teams of entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups to an audience of potential investors and partners. But this wasn’t your typical Demo Day. All seven startups—participants in a two-year old accelerator program called Tumml—were focused on solving urban problems, from […]