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Expanding Access to Capital in Small Cities FULL

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Seventy-three percent of capital in the U.S. flows into three square miles of California. That means there’s a huge opportunity for value investing in under-resourced communities around the country. This session looks at different types of capital, from micro-grants for social entrepreneurs, to loans for small business, to angel funding for startups, to the world of larger funds for scalable ventures. Seeking to move  beyond the “one size fits all” approach, this conversation also examines which situations require more funding, and which situations might be better served by other forms of capital, such as partnerships, training, or space.

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Ross Baird

Founder and Executive Director, Village Capital
Ross Baird is the founder and Executive Director of Village Capital, an organization that sources, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving major global challenges, using a peer review process that delivers better results for entrepreneurs and investors. Founded in 2009, Village Capital has supported over 500 entrepreneurs that have gone on to... Read More →

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Jessica Feingold

Senior Development Manager, Kiva
Jess Feingold helps great social entrepreneurs grow their impact. With Kiva, she has been a driving force in scaling Kiva US to new cities including New York City, Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Columbus and launching corporate engagement programs that give employees a chance to lend directly... Read More →
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Ryan Frew

Associate Director, Duke Angel Network
Ryan Frew is the Associate Director of the Duke Angel Network, which facilitates investments in early-stage companies with an affiliation with Duke University on behalf of Duke-affiliated angel investors. He is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and execution of investments... Read More →
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Ryan Glenn

Director of Statewide Initiatives, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Ryan Glenn serves as Director of Statewide Initiatives for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. In this role he coordinates all marketing, funding and outside partnerships that the four regionally-based Ben Franklin centers undertake as a network.


Lily Ouyang

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Room 207, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903