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Economic and Small Business Development
Grow Your Own eBook (Entrepreneurship Based Economic Development for Local Communities): The purpose of this e-book is to present an emerging model of economic development that focuses on using entrepreneurship as a primary economic development strategy to address these demands. Also has Small Business Credit Survey
ESB6  FederalReserve  resources  studies  research  credit  surveys  minorities  ch2  ch3 
5 weeks ago by jeromekatz
The “I’m No Different” Paradox - Entrepreneur Quarterly (EQ)
Examples of how the angel and VC investing community and the larger startup community generally fails to consider products fit to minority markets, or even presuming that a minority business must be a non-profit. And often nonprofit's boards lack minority representation.
ESB6  ch3  minorities  diversity  misperception 
5 weeks ago by jeromekatz
Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) - Story Maps Fellowship
Story Maps is a fellowship program that mentors local, emerging artists/creative practitioners of color in collaborative community engagement. Working with government and non-arts organizations, Story Maps Fellows are immersed in a focused curriculum over the course of 9 months. Fellows gather stories, create maps and visualize data, develop artworks and a collaborative community project. We seek self-identified emerging artists/creative practitioners of color who meet the following criteria:
• Can demonstrate a passion for social change in Northern New Mexico
• Has experience in and/or passion for community engaged work
• Has a strong, committed creative practice
• Can demonstrate an interest in collaboration/collaborative practice
• Can commit to 20 hours/week of both structured and unstructured time, for a period of 9 months
• Are interested in shared studio space
• Possess a minimum high school or GED diploma, and live in or near Santa Fe
• Are exceptional relationship-builders!
mentor  NewMexico  SantaFe  minorities  collaborative  Government  NonProfit  Storytelling  alumni  EmergingArtist  community 
8 weeks ago by risdgrants
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (DDCSP at U of M) is a two-year experiential learning national summer program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Each scholar spends two consecutive summers at the University of Michigan performing environmental research (Year 1) and participating in an internship (year 2) relating to the environmental field.

This is a national program open to students at any accredited college or university. The program is intended for undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) who are currently enrolled in college or university. Seniors who are graduating are not eligible to apply. You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/DREAMers) to apply. International students are ineligible. Members of underrepresented socio-cultural or geographic groups.

Students should have a basic understanding of ecological principles. This could come from classroom, volunteer, or personal learning experiences.

DDCSP at U of M pays a stipend and discretionary funds each year. In addition, the program will cover the cost of accommodations in Ann Arbor, A meal stipend, as well as round trip travel to and from Ann Arbor. Scholars will be responsible for ground transportation to and from their home airport, luggage fees, as well as the cost of incidentals including toiletries, snacks, souvenirs, and other personal purchases.
conservation  Environment  summer  internship  michigan  Science  ecology  diversity  minorities  women 
10 weeks ago by risdgrants
Precise Portions | Helping you eat well for a lifetime of health | Wefunder
Equity (via SAFE) raise for an existing nutrition business. Looks very professional. Uses a far-ranging email campaign to draw attention to the raise.
ESB6  ch14  financing  crowdfund  crowdfunding  equity  SAFE  minorities  womenowned 
10 weeks ago by jeromekatz
One House at a Time — We Live Here
Story of Eltoreon Hawkins 24 year old, just graduated Harris-Stowe, but has been running a business helping poor folks buy and rehab homes in St. Louis city.
ESB6  ch1  vignette  vignettes  homes  studententrepreneur  minorities  STL  StLouis 
12 weeks ago by jeromekatz
Souls Grown Deep Foundation Internship Program
Three internships, open to students of color, are being offered annually at select museums participating in the Souls Grown Deep Foundation collection transfer program. Part-time professional experience at a leading art museum during the academic year. Includes a trip at the outset of the internship to visit the Foundation in Atlanta and the artists and communities it serves in the Southeast. The 2019 excursion will be scheduled during a weekend in January 2019.Designed for students interested in exploring professions related to museums and the visual arts. Priority is given to rising juniors and seniors at accredited undergraduate programs.
Internships, one each, at the New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA).
museum  minorities  internship  Academic  alumni  ProfessionalDevelopment  Philadelphia  Richmond  NewOrleans 
october 2018 by risdgrants
The Founder + CEO | Maya's Ideas
Maya Penn is an 18 year old phenom, award-winning founder and CEO of sustainable fashion brand Maya’s Ideas, eco-designer, 3 time TED Speaker, global activist, social entrepreneur, filmmaker, philanthropist, and Simon & Schuster author
esb6  vignette  vignettes  social-entrepreneur  greenentrepreneurship  minorities  youngentrepreneur  studententrepreneur 
october 2018 by jeromekatz
Entrepreneurship in College: Business Ideas & Startups for Students
Excellent list of resources for college-age entrepreneurs. Includes demographic groups, software, and decision-trees.
ESB6  resources  website  advice  minorities  womenentrepreneurs 
september 2018 by jeromekatz
Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy
At Warwick University department of Economics. Group that produced thestudy on Facebook's link to attacks on minorities in Germany.
facebook  economics  study  minorities  germany  universityofwarwick  socioeconomics  socialmedia  hatecrimes 
august 2018 by danhon
Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime
"This paper investigates the link between social media and hate crime using Facebook data. We study the case of Germany, where the recently emerged right-wing party Alternative fu ̈r Deutsch- land (AfD) has developed a major social media presence. We show that right-wing anti-refugee sentiment on Facebook predicts violent crimes against refugees in otherwise similar municipalities with higher social media usage. To further establish causality, we exploit exogenous variation in major internet and Facebook outages, which fully undo the correlation between social media and hate crime. We further find that the effect decreases with distracting news events; increases with user network interactions; and does not hold for posts unrelated to refugees. Our results suggest that social media can act as a propagation mechanism between online hate speech and real-life violent crime."
socialmedia  hatecrimes  minorities  germany  facebook  economics  socioeconomics  KarstenMuller  CarloSchwarz  warwickuniversity 
august 2018 by danhon

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