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 […]
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.
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, […]
At Fund 17, we are proud to be the Louisiana Small Business advisor for Kiva! This new partnership means Fund 17 is now trained to provide assistance on the Kiva borrowing process. Kiva US is an online platform that connects micro-entrepreneurs from all over with world with peer-to-peer crowdfunded financing up to $10,000 with 0% interest. Fund 17 Executive Director Haley […]
On Thursday, April 14th, Fund 17 hosted a networking event with the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association at the YAYA Arts Center in Central City. As community partners, entrepreneurs, staff, and community members congregated in the courtyard to the groove of a funk trio, I began to reflect on my time at Fund 17. I joined the […]
Join us in celebrating Fund 17’s 3rd Anniversary and the launch of our crowd-funding campaign this Friday, August 31, at Dat Dog on Magazine Street. 10 percent of Dat Dog’s happy hour profits will go to Fund 17 to help us continue to provide business development assistance and affordable micro-loans to New Orleans micro-entrepreneurs. We […]
This month, we celebrate our third anniversary and we need you to help us celebrate! On July 30th, we will launch a crowdfunding campaign to help us continue combatting opportunity inequality in the seventeen wards of New Orleans. Through your support, we will be able to empower more communities by providing customized relationships and affordable micro-loans to informal and […]
March has been a really exciting month for Fund 17 so far, as we build on the momentum of February. February brought us three new entrepreneurs to partner with and two new team members as well. With this rapid growth, I wanted to take the time to reflect in a collaborative and meaningful way. So […]