14 April

From our Fellows: Site Visit No. 2

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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 inside glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between fellows and local entrepreneurs. Bry, Fund 17 Fellow, is working with Entrepreneur Kayla Flot to launch and grow her makeup […]

24 March

Fund 17 at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2017!

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, presented by our partners at Idea Village, is the city’s premiere event for entrepreneurship. As part of the Startup Catalyst, we showcased a different entrepreneur each day of the week! Showcasing our Entrepreneurs A huge thanks to Square Button consulting for sponsoring our booth in the NOEW Startup Catalyst! Day One: Kayla Flot of […]

17 March

From our Fellows: Site Visit No. 1

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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 inside glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between fellows and local entrepreneurs. Journey, a local artist and gallery owner is working with Fund 17 fellow […]

17 February

The Fund 17 Fellowship Re-imagined: Training

The following is a blog post from Laurel Greilich, the Fund 17 Fellowship Coordinator, compiling highlights from our dynamic fellowship training held on the weekends of January 20-21 and 27-28. Read about the rest of the re-imagined fellowship programming here. It’s said that an audience’s attention span for a lecturer is about 7-10 minutes. Presentation styles like […]

1 February

From Fellow to Fellowship Coordinator: A Journey into Organizing

The following is a blog post from Laurel Greilich, the Fund 17 Fellowship Coordinator, describing her experience re-designing the fellowship program and our plans for the new program this spring. Read about Laurel’s experience as a summer fellow on her last blog post here. This fall, I embarked on an exciting transition from a Fund […]

25 January

My journey from a national collaborative to community programming in the 7th and 8th wards

In the fall of 2015, I had the opportunity to get involved with a multi-city collaborative called Forward Cities. This initiative between New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland and Durham brought leaders from each city together to discuss the question, “how can we support inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship to spur urban development without causing gentrification?” Our work at Fund […]

30 December

From our Fellows: Ethan + Nico

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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 inside glimpse into the impact of our business development relationships between fellows and local entrepreneurs. Nico, a local entrepreneur is working with Fund 17 fellow Ethan to grow their […]

10 December

Celebrating #700hours with the Catahoula Hotel

On December 7th, we hosted Cheers to #700hours, a holiday happy hour celebrating over 700 hours of direct, 1-on-1 assistance in the community in 2016. In partnership with Catahoula Hotel and our entrepreneurs, we enjoyed a speciality cocktail menu and a pop-up market. Big thanks to Catahoula, who donated $4 of every cocktail sale to […]

20 October

Meet our Fall 2016 Fellows and Interns!

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Fellows MATT WARSAW Tulane Sophomore, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, M.A.c.c. Candidate Matt is working with Ingrid, owner of Little Friends Child Daycare Service based in the 9th ward of New Orleans. Together, Matt and Ingrid have many goals including a revamped marking strategy which includes a new website and social media pages, a detailed business […]

17 September

Embracing Finance for the Community

Fund 17 is the Louisiana Small Business Advisor for Kiva, an international microfinance organization that connects US entrepreneurs with 0% interest micro-loans. Here, our Summer Kiva Intern discusses how her time working with applicants across the state challenged her traditional finance education.   As the fall quickly approaches, I cannot help but smile when looking […]