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Study Shows Growth of Women Entrepreneurs in U.S. Cities

National – March 1st, 2016

The number of women entrepreneurs in the nation’s 25 largest cities has increased by 43 percent over the past five years, and women-owned businesses have an important role in bolstering local economies, creating jobs, and strengthening communities. The Center for an Urban Future reveals these trends in Breaking Through, a report documenting the impact of women entrepreneurs.

Student Startups Pitch Ideas and Learn from Others

Chicago, IL – December 7th, 2015 

A gadget that makes opening coconuts easier, an app that lets restaurant patrons donate meals, a platform for individuals to practice public speaking. These are just a few of the innovative ideas that 24 student entrepreneurs from 17 universities had the opportunity to pitch and get startup funds at our partner Future Founders’ UPitch event in Chicago, IL.

Kiva.org Helps Small Business Owners in San Francisco

San Francisco - October 2, 2015

San Francisco-based Kiva.org—best known for crowdfunding 1.7 million entrepreneurs globally—has gone local with the launch of “Kiva San Francisco.” In partnership with Capital One, this initiative will bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of San Francisco small business owners who are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

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