Entries by Sydney Hulebak

Learning How to Leverage Impact Investing Firsthand at SOCAP18 in San Francisco

December 7, 2018 By: Ted Kietzman 19MBA and Janvi Pamnani 21BBA, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School Impact investing is a growing trend in the world of social impact and entrepreneurship. Traditionally, social enterprises were formalized as nonprofit entities and competed for grant funding from government and philanthropic foundations. However, in the past decade or so, financial […]

Be Wary of Opportunity Zones in Georgia

December 5, 2018 By: Deborah Kasemeyer, Northern Trust Opportunity Zones (OZs) could lead to greater infusions of capital into historically underinvested neighborhoods. And with over 250 OZs in Georgia, only 27 of which are in Atlanta, much of our state is eligible for investment. A bipartisan idea injected into the new federal tax law, OZs […]

Rutu Chaudhari of The Dharma Project on SOCAP

SAN FRANCISCO- October 2018- I am the owner of a yoga studio called All Life is Yoga, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Dharma Project, an Atlanta-based non-profit that brings mindfulness and yoga to communities and organizations that experience high levels of stress and/or trauma. This includes public servants like police officers, first responders, teachers, […]

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Emory Impact Investing Group

Profile Summary: Venture Name: Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) Impact Focus Area(s): Business Lending, Consulting, Workforce Development, Job Creation Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Startup Year Venture Established: 2014 Business Type: Student-Run Microbusiness Lender Headquarters: Atlanta, GA The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us about the challenge you are focused […]

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Greg Block of First Step Staffing

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Greg Block, Founder and Chairman Venture Name: First Step Staffing Impact Focus Area(s): Homeless, Workforce Development, Disability Services Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Later Year Venture Established: 2007 Business Type: Nonprofit Social Enterprise Headquarters: Atlanta, GA The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us about the challenge you […]

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Brian Cayce of Gray Ghost Ventures

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Brian Cayce, Vice President, Investments Venture Name: Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV) Impact Focus Area(s): International Development, Technology, Financial Services Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Early Year Venture Established: 2003 Business Type: For-Profit Investor (Impact Venture Fund) Headquarters: Atlanta, GA The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us […]

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Grace Fricks of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Grace Fricks, President & CEO Venture Name: Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) Impact Focus Area(s): Small Business Capital with Coaching and Connections, Job Creation, Asset/Wealth Building, Services Provided in English and Spanish Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Later Year Venture Established: 1997 Business Type: Nonprofit Investor (Community Development […]