W. Michael Short
Founder & CEO
Internationally recognized technology & social entrepreneur and founder of SourceFunding.org and the Responsible Finance Network™ of over 14,000 community banks, nonprofit lenders, credit unions and community development financial institutions (CDFIs).
Mr. Short serves as the Director of the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) at Medgar Evers College School of Business, which is a partnership of City of New York, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the City University of New York. Mr. Short also serves as president of university-based institute GSEI and previously served as the inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Le Moyne College.
After graduating from Syracuse University's #1 ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and #1 ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Mr. Short was selected to serve as a Syracuse University Engagement Scholar with support from the Kauffman Foundation, Gifford Foundation and Imagining America, in order to continue his work in SU's Office of Community Engagement & Economic Development as deputy director and program manager for two multimillion dollar initiatives revitalizing a community with the highest levels of poverty concentration in the U.S.