Jo-Ann Rolle

Prestigious Newhouse School instrumental in expansion of multibillion-dollar economic development initiative SourceFunding.org

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SYRACUSE, NY (SEPTEMBER 21, 2018) - The #1 ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications highlighted SourceFunding.org in its latest feature, “Newhouse School instrumental in expansion of multibillion-dollar economic development initiative SourceFunding.org.” The feature celebrates the recent surge in growth for the platform as it surpassed its goals for 2018.

“Multibillion-dollar economic development initiatives originally launched in 2014 and 2015 with the assistance of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University are now helping over 50,000 startups, small businesses, nonprofits and community development organizations expand nationwide by speeding up the financing application process and matching them with the best community funding sources for their particular circumstances and stage of growth.”

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SourceFunding.org Founder Speaks at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Photo Credit: City of New York

Photo Credit: City of New York

NEW YORK CITY (September 3, 2017) - SourceFunding.org founder W. Michael Short spoke today on a panel at the Brooklyn Navy Yard about his work with CUNY Medgar Evers College School of Business (MEC) to support grassroots community-based ventures and entrepreneurs. The panel, part of Brooklyn Music Week, was planned by MEC, the Central Brooklyn Economic Development Council, and community-based organization Forever My City.

The panel was held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center BLDG 92, a recently renovated facility "designed to engage with the community and inspire future generations to become industrial innovators and entrepreneurs."

Mr. Short spoke about financial inclusion and the launch of SourceFunding.org. He also discussed the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) on MEC's campus.

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IN2NYC, an initiative of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), is the first municipal program in the nation helping international entrepreneurs access visas so they can create jobs in the U.S. IN2NYC is helping selected entrepreneurs gain access to the visas they need to grow their businesses in New York City, and will create more than 700 jobs for New Yorkers in the first three years alone.

"Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle's strategy of creating an experiential and inclusive entrepreneurship program at MEC's School of Business is proving incredibly effective with a number of compelling success stories," said Mr. Short. "By engaging with communities locally and globally, Dean Rolle creates truly unique opportunities for her entrepreneurship students."

To learn more about about entrepreneurship programming at MEC, click here.