Pilot of World's First Socially Responsible Financing Platform Announced with Partners at #1 Ranked Newhouse School

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SYRACUSE, NY (Nov. 5, 2015) - The Global Social Enterprise Institute, an Initiative of international consultancy Short Enterprises with offices at Le Moyne College's Madden School of Business, announced on Tuesday the launch of the world's first socially responsible financing platform at Syracuse University's #1-ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The platform, SourceFunding.org, will streamline the small business loan application process and match entrepreneurs of all backgrounds with the qualified community banks and loan programs that are most likely to provide low-cost financing.

 Undergraduate students at Syracuse University's #1-ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications collaborating with  Newhouse alumnus  and Global Social Enterprise Institute President W. Michael Short on the launch of Source Funding™ (Photo Credit: Chloe Buccina)

Undergraduate students at Syracuse University's #1-ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications collaborating with Newhouse alumnus and Global Social Enterprise Institute President W. Michael Short on the launch of Source Funding™ (Photo Credit: Chloe Buccina)

"After 2 years of planning, development, and putting partnerships in place,  we're excited to extend our regional pilot for SourceFunding.org," said Institute President and SourceFunding.org Founder W. Michael Short. "This represents an important milestone in scaling SourceFunding.org into a national and then international platform that will empower entrepreneurs and also the responsible low-cost community banks that support them."