1 February

February Entrepreneur of the Month: Upendo of InterWorldFilmz

Each month, Fund 17 profiles an entrepreneur to share unique stories and promote local businesses. February’s Entrepreneur of the Month is Upendo Na Kushindana, who completed the Fall 2017 cycle of the Fellowship Program. Interworld Filmz provides photography and videography services for events and various projects. Artists, product designers, and anyone seeking professional photo or […]

19 January

From our Fellows: Mya + Rhadell

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The following is an installment in our blog series, “From our Fellows.” Each post is written by a different Fund 17 Fellow and serves as a brief glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between Fellows and local entrepreneurs. Mya, Fund 17 Fellow, worked with Entrepreneur Rhadell Green to grow her skincare business Logic. Below, she reflects […]

16 January

From our Fellows: Hannah + Tracy

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The following is an installment in our blog series, “From our Fellows.” Each post is written by a different Fund 17 Fellow and serves as a brief glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between Fellows and local entrepreneurs. Hannah, Fund 17 Fellow, worked with Entrepreneur Tracy Brown to establish her leotard business Levels. Over the Fall, I […]

9 January

From our Fellows: Kayla + Danielle

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The following is an installment in our blog series, “From our Fellows.” Each post is written by a different Fund 17 Fellow and serves as a brief glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between Fellows and local entrepreneurs. Kayla, Fund 17 Fellow, worked with Entrepreneur Danielle Detiege on her business Nola Party Boutique. Finishing up […]

2 January

From our Fellows: Rashad + Upendo

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The following is an installment in our blog series, “From our Fellows.” Each post is written by a different Fund 17 Fellow and serves as a brief glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between Fellows and local entrepreneurs. Rashad, Fund 17 Fellow, worked with Entrepreneur Upendo Kushindana to organize his photography and videography business.  This past semester I […]

27 December

From our Fellows: Daniel + Dinero

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Can a business be human? That’s the question many businesses pay hundreds upon thousands of dollars on marketing, trying to covey human likeness to their consumer. What if I told you there’s a business with a beating heart; a heart that belongs to a community. Over the course of three months I had the pleasure of working with […]

4 December

Announcing the release of “Community Enterprise in the 7th & 8th Wards”

From March to August 2017, Fund 17 led an extensive door-to-door surveying effort in a study area in the 7th and 8th wards. Our goal: identify, map and understand community enterprise. How are people making their livings and what role does entrepreneurship play in it all? We were particularly interested in informal businesses, or enterprises […]

23 November

Check out our latest impact report!

Fund 17’s 2016-2017 financial and programmatic year was all about growth. New programs and new people make for an ever-expanding, dynamic community at Fund 17. Learn about our new-and-improved Fellowship Program, our 7th + 8th ward research, our involvement with the national Forward Cities collaborative and more. Read the report here.

18 October

Support Local Entrepreneurs by becoming a Small Business Sponsor!

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On November 10th from 6pm to 9pm, Fund 17 is hosting a market and mixer event at Hotel Storyville. Join us for food, drinks and shopping. All proceeds of the event support Fund 17’s programming that provides free assistance to New Orleans entrepreneurs and small business owners. Buy your $10 ticket to the event here. We […]

25 July

From Micro to Mainstream – Haley Burns

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Biz Magazine recently wrote an article about Fund 17 founder Haley Burns. Check it out here. Below is the text from the article. From Micro to Mainstream – Fund 17 is launching a mentorship program this month to help guide micro-entrepreneurs to the next level. From the farmer selling watermelons out of his pickup to […]