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Jimmy Chen: From Stanford To SNAP
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Jimmy Chen: From Stanford To SNAP

It is not every day that a Silicon Valley technopreneur with an ivy league pedigree and a cool job at Facebook chucks it all to study tech solutions for the urban poor. But that would be the true story of the remarkable Jimmy Chen, founder of Propel, a mobile software company […]

Creating eco-friendly jobs for vulnerable  residents.
Impact

Creating Sustainable Jobs by Bicycle

  Why can’t we do this in New York? The Wash Cycle Laundry Story “Wash Cycle Laundry is a triple-bottom-line company serving the mission critical needs of the individuals, businesses, and institutions in our cities. We’re creating a launching pad back into the workforce for vulnerable adults and proving that bikes […]

Venture Capital
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Venture Capital

Robin Hood To the Rescue! Chances are if you live or work in New York City, you are familiar with the Robin Hood Foundation. The organization is truly one of a kind. Founded by hedge fund gazillionaire, Paul Tudor Jones II, long before it was fashionable to give back in […]

Banking Solutions for the Unbanked
Innovation

Banking Solutions for the Unbanked

“Bee was founded in June of 2015 by Vinay Patel and Max and Alex Grasner.  In pioneering an innovative capital-light model using pop-up kiosks and street teams to sign up customers in-person, Bee is able to offer top quality financial services at a significantly lower cost than traditional brick-and-mortar bank branches. Bee […]

Andra Tomsa: Immigrant Dreams Come True
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Andra Tomsa: Immigrant Dreams Come True

  Andra Tomsa was an infant when her educated upper-middle class parents were forced to flee from her native Romania. Leaving family, home, friends, country, and livelihoods behind they emigrated to Austria as political exiles before making their way to the U.S. Having nothing, her mother who had been a physician […]

A new America in 2017. But will it be a better America?
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2017: The New America Dawns

A new America dawned on January 20, 2017.  What kind of America will it be? Compassionate, tolerant, and just? We dream of the infinite possibilities in 2017 for closing the inequality gap and for establishing equal rights for all citizens. Sadly, the new administration began the year by rolling back […]