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. Enjoy! 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 […]

12 July

7th and 8th Ward Entrepreneur Cohort

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This summer, as part of our 7th and 8th ward entrepreneurial programming, Fund 17 is working with a cohort of  eight businesses looking to grow. Each has a unique product and plan of action. The cohort is led by our new Business Case Managers, Tyler and Walter. Read more about them here. Entrepreneurs in the cohort were identified […]

27 June

Our team is growing!

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We are excited to introduce our new staff, including our first Business Case Managers and a fresh group of summer interns! Our Business Case Managers, Tyler and Walter, will provide holistic and tailored one-on-one assistance to entrepreneurs. Our interns help manage our marketing, impact assessment, community research and Kiva programming. Visit the Our Team page […]

6 June

Reflecting on the Spring 2017 Fellowship Cycle

Laurel Greilich, our 2016-2017 Fellowship Coordinator, reflects on the success of the past cycle and shares testimonials from the fellows’ end-of-year feedback surveys. Stay tuned for our new Impact Report due out later in the summer to hear from the entrepreneurs impacted by this program. As Fund 17 fully commits to its summer plans to community research, […]

8 May

From Our Fellows: Site Visit No. 4

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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. This post is written by Mason, who recently attended a lecture to learn […]

15 April

From Our Fellows: Site Visit No. 3

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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. Brooke, Fund 17 Fellow, is working with Entrepreneur Khadijah Butler to open her dance studio, […]

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 […]