Our Core Values
These beliefs inform our approach to providing tailored assistance to local entrepreneurs.
Our business services are paired with personal finance advice to help our entrepreneurs plan and save for the future.
We leverage our entrepreneurs’ visions for the future to create action plans customized to their own definition of success.
Our entrepreneurs are guided to create sustainable foundations for a bankable enterprise that can grow.
We strive to add “entrepreneur” to the language of self-employed gardeners, bakers, or hair stylists.
We build our services on a foundation of trust and communication.
We believe impact is created through partnership, not traditional service.
From the Blog
Over the last five months, Fund 17 has strategized and implemented an entirely new model for supporting micro-entrepreneurs in New Orleans. This summer, we asked you to help us #empowernola by supporting our new Fellowship Program. This Fall, we recruited, selected, and trained our first cohort of fellows from Tulane and Loyola University. These six dedicated […]
Last Saturday, Fund 17 was lucky enough to have J. Miguez lead our second fellowship training session. J. is a seasoned entrepreneur. His experience in global project management, marketing, and early-stage investing landed him the position of Entrepreneur in Residence at the Idea Village. He tailored his expert advice into a three hour workshop on […]
We are so excited to now be officially sponsored by Podio, a sophisticated content management system that is allowing us to work more effectively. With student fellows and interns, much of our staff is made up of people with hectic, conflicting schedules. With Podio, we can all collaborate and work together despite being in different places […]