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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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IN THE NEWS: SourceFunding.org Founder W. Michael Short Featured on WCBS 880 Small Business Spotlight with Joe Connolly

NEW YORK CITY (June 5, 2018) - SourceFunding.org founder W. Michael Short was featured by News Radio WCBS 880 Small Business Spotlight in an interview about the platform’s national growth, surpassing first-year projections with over 50,000 businesses, startups, and nonprofits served to date, and a mission to combat predatory online lenders and brokers.

Highlighting that “SourceFunding.org makes economics and finance interesting, fun, and understandable as it offers entrepreneurs an array of funding options so they can avoid online predatory lenders,” News Radio WCBS Small Business Spotlight described the platform as “a dating service for entrepreneurs looking for funding” and compared it with popular dating app Tinder, which is operated along with Match.com by $12 billion dollar Match Group, Inc.

“Inherent in this entire situation is a relationship – a relationship between the lender and the small business – and there’s really been a breakdown,” W. Michael Short explained. “What we’ve been able to do is to integrate this really innovative technology to look at the needs and capacities and interests, the particular details of each business, and to be able to look at the lenders across the country, and to be able to find that match.”