S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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 Featured at #1 Ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship

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Photo Credit: Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (October 13, 2016) - SourceFunding.org Founder W. Michael Short was invited to speak at a Public Diplomacy Symposium hosted by Syracuse University's #1 ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and #1 ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs. Short spoke about the public diplomacy related considerations, challenges, and lessons learned relating to the launch of SourceFunding.org.

Joining Short on the "New Public Diplomacy" panel was Corri Zolli, director of research at the Institute for National Security & Counter Terrorism.

"The prestigious Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University is so incredibly impressive and the students and faculty are world class," said Short. "We've had over 250 SU students engaged in our efforts to date and we look forward to building on this strong partnership."


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Excerpt from the SU Daily Orange (click here for link to article):

The “New Public Diplomacy” panel features Michael Short, founder of Short Enterprises. The company focuses on utilizing “market based solutions” to solve problems related to a wide range of topics, from green infrastructure to urban revitalization and STEM education, Short said in an email.

Short said each of these initiatives involves creating and sustaining “public-private-nonprofit-foundation partnerships, which are a key aspect of public diplomacy.”

The symposium is being held in both Newhouse and Maxwell over the course of two days. The two schools offer a joint public diplomacy program, in which Short is an alumnus.

Short said he was specifically invited to discuss the public diplomacy related aspects associated with launching their financial technology platform, called SourceFunding.org. The platform works to connect small businesses with $100 million in funding by the end of 2018, according to its website.

“I credit my education at Newhouse and Maxwell with providing me with the skills and experiences necessary to launch and grow my firm and our initiatives,” Short said.

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.”

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.