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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 January

Check out Fund 17 on “So, what do you do?”

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Last December, as we were gearing up for our winter cocktail event, a local podcast producer approached us about attending the event and profiling Fund 17. What followed was a month of interviews between the show’s creator, our founder, our event attendees, and two of our entrepreneurs. We are so happy with the final result […]

4 August

Donate to our campaign and win free stuff!

Donate to our campaign and win free stuff!

Last week, we launched our crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of our new fellowship program for New Orleans undergraduates. While supplies last, we are giving away a free t-shirt or bracelet to anyone who donates $20 and also shares our campaign on social media. Watch our campaign video below and donate here! After you […]

17 June

Organizational growth and change at Fund 17

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Too often when I was a student (back, you know, two months ago), I had friends complain about feeling like their internship was a waste of time or that they were learning nothing. During my first week as our full-time director, I met each day one-on-one with our five new interns to collaborate and create […]