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By Dennis Price, editorial director at ImpactAlpha

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. A great entrepreneurial awakening is rolling across America. It may not show up yet in the statistics, which put the rate of new business starts at a 40-year low. But the entrepreneurial revival is clearly visible

By Dennis Price, editorial director at ImpactAlpha

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Margaret Bradley is director of investment partnership, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a state-backed economic development investor that manages ImpactPHL VenturesPlace: PhiladelphiaMission: ImpactPHL Ventures raised $15 million from seven universities, health insurers, pension funds

By Jessica Pothering, Impact Alpha, ASME

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Brandon Dennison, co-founder and executive director, Coalfield Development Corporation.Place: Wayne, West Virginia.Mission: Coalfield Corp. is building sustainable enterprises for Appalachia’s post-coal economy and preparing workers with steady work, education and mentorship.Follow: Coalfield Development

By Dennis Price, editorial director at ImpactAlpha

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalists: John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, co-founders, Economic Innovation Group Place: Washington, D.C. Mission: The duo created the model for “opportunity zones” into which investors can re-invest capital gains and defer or reduce taxes.

By Amy Cortese

  • New Revivalist: Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner, Backstage Capital, a $5 million venture capital firm.
  • Place: Los Angeles, California
  • Mission: Hamilton left the music industry to launch a venture capital firm to invest in high-potential entrepreneurs who are of color, women and/or LGBT — Hamilton identifies as all three.

By Jessica Pothering, Impact Alpha, ASME

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalists: Ben Hecht, president and CEO, and Ellen Ward, chief of staff, Living CitiesPlace: Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Living Cities focuses programming in New Orleans, Baltimore, San Francisco, Albuquerque, and MinneapolisMission: Living Cities is

By Dennis Price, editorial director at ImpactAlpha

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Bryce ButlerPlace: Louisville, KentuckyMission: Access Ventures is trying to build a more inclusive Louisville economy by helping the region’s small-business entrepreneurs get the right type of capital at the right time.Follow: @brycebutler Bryce

By Jessica Pothering, Impact Alpha, ASME

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Heather Fleming, CEO of Catapult DesignPlace: The Navajo Nation, U.S. SouthwestMission: Change Labs, led by Catapult, is accelerating entrepreneurship as a path to economic development and poverty alleviation on the Navajo NationFollow: @heatherfleming

By David Bank, editor and CEO of ImpactAlpha

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Jessica Norwood, The Runway Project Place: Oakland, Calif. Mission: To help close the racial wealth gap with  friends-and-family pre-seed capital for black entrepreneurs. Follow: www.therunwayproject.org Jessica Norwood didn’t set out to create

By Dennis Price, editorial director at ImpactAlpha

With David Bank When you meet and and talk with dozens of leaders working to revive entrepreneurship in cities and towns across the U.S., you’ll find some common threads. Over the last few weeks, ImpactAlpha has featured a series of profiles of these “New Revivalists,” in collaboration with the venture capital firm Village Capital. Among the takeaways: