Mayor Greg Fischer and the Office of Civic Innovation announced this week that Louisville will be awarded a $25,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation’s “Recipes for Growth” Challenge. Read More.
Village Capital announced its third cohort for the low-residency agriculture and ag-tech accelerator, which will be starting in Louisville at the end of the month. Three of the 13 companies are from Kentucky.
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These GEW organizing partners hosted 10 or more events during GEW making them the top partners out of over 4,000 organizing partners in the U.S. To become a High Impact Partner in 2015 make sure to register all of your events and activities.
An N.C. State University grad is trying to change up the Raleigh food scene, starting a pay-what-you-can community café near her alma mater.
Dubbed “A Place at the Table,” the restaurant nonprofit isn’t a new concept, but one Maggie Kane is determined will work here. Read More.
When Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss were attending Harvard Business School, it gave them an intellectual oasis to test out among classmates and professors their idea for Rent the Runway. Five years later, the dress-rental concept has amassed 5 million members and $100 million in venture backing and they realize how lucky they were for the time they had to develop the concept.
But not every woman gets that type of opportunity, which is why Fleiss says she and Hyman have joined with financial giant UBS to launch Project Entrepreneur, and separately to kick off their own not-for-profit organization, the Rent the Runway Foundation, Tuesday. Read More.