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Search Results: Seed Capital
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Bridging the Regenerative Agriculture Financing GapMembers only Login
This issue brief produced by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment examines the varying definitions of regenerative agriculture and details the three types of factors that make financing regenerative agriculture difficult: outdated...
Investing in Regenerative Agriculture: Reflections from the Past DecadeMembers only Login
The SLM White Paper, Investing in Regenerative Agriculture: Reflections from the Past Decade, sets out the investment and environmental case for regenerative agriculture, while also highlighting the risks and challenges. It is an update to an...
Reframing Farmland as an Investment: A Compelling Opportunity in an Inflationary EnvironmentMembers only Login
The “Reframing Farmland as an Investment: A Compelling Opportunity in an Inflationary Environment” report explains why interest in the farmland asset class has never been higher - from historically being one of the most stable asset classes...
Indigenizing Catalytic Capital
Sovereignty and Indigenous definitions of wealth make up the core values on which Natives have built their economic and financial power. Yet, there is still the issue of economic invisibility for Native Peoples, and one of the ways to combat this is...
How to Invest in Regenerative and Sustainable Food and AgricultureMembers only Login
CapShift has released “How to Invest in Sustainable and Regenerative Food and Agriculture,” a guide to understanding the complex landscape of food and agriculture investing. The food and agriculture space touches on climate change, economic...
Mobilizing Money & Movements: Creative Finance for Food Systems TransformationMembers only Login
The Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Transformational Investing in Food Systems Initiative (TIFS) released a comprehensive new report that gives investors a roadmap of creative finance strategies that support entrepreneurs, farmers,...
Analysis of Updated SSBCI Guidelines
CDFA hosted this public briefing on November 22, 2021 to provide an overview of the new SSBCI Capital Program Policy Guidelines as well as application timelines and requirements. CDFA along with representatives from Treasury discussed key provisions...
SSBCI Implementation Guidance Highlight Summary and Reader’s Guide - gener8torMembers only Login
Gener8tor produced this summary/reading guide of the SSBCI guidance that the U.S. Department of the Treasury released on November 10, 2021.
CDFA's Analysis of Capital Program Policy Guidelines for the State Small Business Credit Initiative
CDFA’s analysis of the November 2021 SSBCI Capital Program Policy Guidelines is meant to provide a high-level overview of key provisions and is not comprehensive of all updates and changes to the April 2014 policy guidelines.
SSBCI General Info Fact Sheet (2021)
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorizes and amends the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. ARPA provides a combined $10 billion to states, the District of Columbia, territories, and Tribal governments to help...
Incentives for Entrepreneurial FirmsMembers only Login
Many economic development organizations (EDOs) have embraced the mission to support entrepreneurial firms in their communities. EDOs engage in their entrepreneurial ecosystems, in part, by providing resources, sometimes in the form of business...
Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable InvestmentMembers only Login
In this publication, the Center for Community Investment uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together,...
One Linden - Comprehensive Community Development PlanMembers only Login
Linden is a distressed neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. This plan is designed to create a roadmap for safe neighborhoods, economic development and access to affordable housing, quality healthcare, education and employment opportunities in Linden.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Strategies to Support Your Local Venture Capital EcosystemMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Lamont Price with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Teela Spiller with the Atlanta Micro Fund, and Eric Clement with the NYCEDC highlighted several...
New Funding Sources for Food-Related BusinessesMembers only Login
This directory provides an overview of various sources of financing that may be available to food hubs and other food-related businesses. This directory is a partial listing of what may be available across the United States; some examples may not be...
Evaluation of the SSBCI ProgramMembers only Login
This report summarizes the outcomes of 142 state credit support and investment programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which supported over $8 billion in new lending and investing to small businesses since 2011. The...
Starting and Operating a Business in Garrett County, MDMembers only Login
This guide is designed to help find answers in Garrett County, Maryland to the many questions which may arise when developing a new business idea or expanding current business.
MI 21st Century Jobs Trust FundMembers only Login
For most states, promoting entrepreneurship has not been part of the mainstream programmatic efforts of traditional economic-development policy. However certain states, such as Michigan, have had the foresight to support investments which foster an...
The Rise of Innovation DistrictsMembers only Login
Innovation Districts are creative urban ecosystems in which city leaders, start-ups, established firms, institutions, skilled workers, and entrepreneurs converge to capitalize upon new ideas and technological breakthroughs. Innovation districts are...
Innovation Districts Catalyze Jobs, Creativity, GrowthMembers only Login
Cities incubate creativity and serve as labs for innovative ideas and policies. The concept of an Innovation District is one such idea. These districts are creative, energy-laden ecosystems that focus on building partnerships across sectors.
New Jersey Incentives and Workforce Development GuideMembers only Login
Business Facilities provides a list of some of the incentives available for companies in New Jersey.
Equity Funding in PAMembers only Login
Ryan Glenn from Ben Franklin Technology Partners covers the fundamentals of equity funding for small businesses and covers the current landscape of equity funding in PA.
Minority and Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, and SkillsMembers only Login
In this report, the Hamilton Project recommends three policy proposals including: expand funding for the SSBCI program; increase and make permanent the NMTC; and new federal funding for local skills acquisitions programs.
AVCIT Economic Impact ReportMembers only Login
Emerging businesses, like the ones Avcit backs, are the most significant creators of new, wellpaying jobs in both Arkansas and the nation as a whole. And, as they expand, these businesses generate additional, indirect economic activity as well as...
Entrepreneurial Thinking for FinanceMembers only Login
Mark Lieberman, Chief Start-Up Officer presented on Oregon State University's Advantage Accelerator and entrepreneurial thinking for financing.
Oregon Capital Scan: A Line is DrawnMembers only Login
John Hull, Executive Director, Business Innovation Institute, presented on seed and venture capital financing tools available in Oregon.
Locally Supported Seed, Angel & Venture CapitalMembers only Login
Greg Daniels with Squire Patton Boggs explains the how to support seed, angel and venture capital locally with public and private dollars. He uses Ohio Capital Fund as an example and how the finance is structured.
Presentation: Equity Crowdfunding - Legal Structure and Current StatusMembers only Login
In this presentation by Michael Homeier of Homeier & Law, P.C., the two types of crowdfunding are explained.
New York State Venture CapitalMembers only Login
Steve Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, presents for the Empire State Development (ESD) presented early stage capital access, like seed and venture capital. ESD is New York State's lead economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote...
Funding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small BusinessesMembers only Login
This report from University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business outlines the landscape of capital accessibility for small businesses in Oregon. The report recommends policymakers examine incentives, through programs or taxes, to encourage...
InvestOhio Tax Credit FAQ SheetMembers only Login
InvestOhio is a new tool to infuse much needed capital into Ohio’s small businesses, helping them create jobs. InvestOhio encourages investors to support small businesses, sparking growth and improving Ohio’s competitive position.
MN Angel Small Business Investment Tax Credit StatueMembers only Login
Minnesota's updated the Small Business Tax Credit Statue in 2014 discontinued "insiders” eligibility for the credit. That includes officers, principals, 20-percent owners and family with ownership interests combined, and family of these insiders.
U.S. Treasury Department: SSBCI UpdateMembers only Login
Cliff Kellogg, Director of SSBCI, gave an update on the program during an installment if the CDFA SSBCI Webinar Series.
Innovations in MicrobusinessMembers only Login
CFED published this report on financing mirobusiness. This report offers an overview of the emerging models of practice, including lessons learned from our partners and similar efforts by other organizations.
Access to Capital ProgramsMembers only Login
Michael Flanagan, Director of Equity Programs for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, discusses the focus of Pure Michigan and the equity, sub-debt, and debt programs offered.
Summary of Current State Crowdfunding RegulationsMembers only Login
Morrison & Foerster LLP put together this summary of the current state crowdfunding regulations (as of September 2014). A link to the statutes or regulation for each state is included.
The EB-5 Program as a Capital Access Tool
Clem Turner of Homier & Law, P.C. discusses the basics behind the EB-5 program and methods in using the program as a tool to access capital.
Achievement in Uncertain Times: The Economic Impact of Ben Franklin Technology PartnersMembers only Login
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development which was established to provide necessary capital and access to technical expertise and business assistance for startups...
Strategies for Community Banks to Develop Partnerships with Community Development Financial InstitutionMembers only Login
The FDIC produced a resource guide, to help FDIC-supervised institutions meet community credit and development needs and receive consideration under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The purpose of the guide is to provide information that will...
Local Foods: A Guide for Investors & PhilanthropistsMembers only Login
This paper outlines the opportunities for growth and investment opportunities in the local foods supply chain for philanthropic and profit-seeking investors.
Promoting Sustainable Food Systems Through Impact InvestingMembers only Login
This report by the Springcreek Foundation aims to provide a framework through which investors can play a critical role in the establishment and maintenance of regional sustainable food systems in the United States.
Incubating Success: Incubation Best PracticesMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded this research study to examine the relationship between incubator best practices and client outcomes.
Oregon Startup Funding & SupportMembers only Login
Scott Sandler with Oregon Angel Fund describes tools available for startups, such as conferences, incubators ad venture capitalists within their network.
Clean Energy Trust - Big Problems, Big SolutionsMembers only Login
Erik Birkerts from Clean Energy Trust explains the need for seed capital in the energy industry in order to commercialize emerging technologies. Clean Energy Trust provides a variety of resources and competitions to help finance new energy...
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