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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."

 

#1 Ranked Newhouse Assisting with Launch of SourceFunding.org

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (April 29, 2015) - SourceFunding.org is thrilled to announce that the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is collaborating to develop campaign and engagement strategies for the platform's launch. Established by the Global Social Enterprise Institute, SourceFunding.org is the first socially responsible business financing platform for business owners throughout the United States. 

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“It’s a pleasure to be involved in these exciting endeavors spearheaded by Newhouse alumnus W. Michael Short that are now gaining traction around the world with the help of our students,” says Newhouse Professor Robert Kucharavy. “It’s also inspiring to see the high degree of collaboration that this initiative is inspiring globally, as well as locally, between Syracuse University and Le Moyne College.”

SourceFunding.org Partners with Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management

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SYRACUSE, NY (April 23, 2015) - SourceFunding.org was developed through a rewarding partnership between entrepreneur W. Michael Short, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, & top MBA students collaborating to build the platform.

"This project provides unique opportunities to engage with budding entrepreneurs across the world," said second-year MBA student Aishik Barua at the time. "Mr. Short is a wonderful mentor who gives insightful feedback, generous encouragement and meaningful learning opportunities to help prepare students for future success."

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Newhouse School & Alumnus Develop National Entrepreneurship Initiative

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (October 24, 2014) - The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and Short Enterprises have partnered to establish the Startup Insider Initiative, a network supporting entrepreneurs throughout the United States. The Initiative's primary focus will be to design and launch SourceFunding.org, a new platform that will streamline access to business financing from trusted community lenders, providing the first alternative to the proliferation of predatory online lenders. The platform will be committed to financial inclusion, working with business owners in underserved communities who don't have access to low-cost financing.