- New Revivalist: Carmen Rojas, CEO of The Workers Lab, a lab for 21st-century workers solutions
- Place: Oakland, CA
- Mission: Rojas and The Workers Lab are helping workers transform low-wage industries and redefine work in the 21st century.
- New Revivalists: Bryce Roberts and Tim O’Reilly, co-founders, Indie.vc.
- Place: San Francisco Bay Area
- The approach: “It’s not how fast you grow, but can you grow sustainably. This focus on operating businesses that make early revenue is a really fresh idea in Silicon Valley. But it’s a really old idea in the real world.”
- New Revivalist: Andrea Chen and Propeller
- Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Happening now: A new Propeller initiative supports black-owned businesses in neighborhoods surrounding Propeller with low-interest loans of up to $100,000.
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
- 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.
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
- New Revivalist: Derrick Braziel, co-founder and managing director of MORTAR, a business accelerator for local entrepreneurs of color.
- Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Mission: “We started MORTAR to connect people with ideas to resources, to create pathways to wealth and to pass that wealth on to future generations.”