Blueprint Local: Texas fund is a blueprint for investors betting on their hometowns – and the businesses bringing them back

  • The idea is simple but execution has been hard: helping local investors invest in local entrepreneurs to revive local communities, all across the U.S. Ross Baird, the founder of Village Capital, has formed Blueprint Local to assemble the pieces for such local entrepreneurial revivals.

Boston is a growing hub of global – and local – impact investing

  • Boston has a history for challenging the status quo and inventing new ways to connect and engage communities.
  • Today, the city claims global investors and community leaders modeling new ways to put finance to use for the greater good.

Jessica Norwood: ‘Believe in you’ money for black entrepreneurs

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