Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Member Spotlight: MPOWER’s Manu Smadja Removes Financial Barriers in Education

    Originally found at: https://www.1776.vc/insights/member-spotlight-mpowers-manu-smadja-removes-financial-barriers-in-education/ MPOWER stays ahead of the game. The company proposes a radically new way of funding college education by partnering with universities, pooling investments from private investors and applying advanced risk…

  • How startups are tackling D.C.’s poverty problem

    Originally found at: https://money.cnn.com/2014/10/07/smallbusiness/dc-startups/index.html Let’s start with the good news: Washington, D.C., has one of the highest concentrations of graduate degrees in the country. It’s a place full of smart, wealthy and educated people….

  • If I Did It Again: Lessons from Starting a Fintech Company

    Originally found at: https://www.cfsinnovation.com/Blog-Posts/October-2014/If-I-Did-it-Again-Lessons-from-Starting-a-FinTech Last week in Chicago, the Financial Solutions Lab hosted a fintech-focused networking event that explored real world lessons in starting a fintech company from folks who’ve done it themselves. Jason Henrichs,…

  • Village Capital – Workshop 3

    Workshop #3 – this one was FOR THE MONEY. Seriously, This is where the Village Capital Fin Tech accelerator differentiates from the other accelerators. The winner (because, who are we kidding, we are all…

  • Village Capital – Workshop 2

    Wow – workshop #2 of the Village Capital Fin Tech accelerator just wrapped up — so much learning, so much MORE to do. We opened up the first day of this workshop hearing from…

  • Village Capital – Workshop 1

    Over 50% of college students face a decision point in their college career. Sadly, this one is not an exciting decision – which job offer to take or where to relocate. It’s the decision…

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