- Judy Wicks, Circle of Aunts and Uncles, Social Business Network. (Honorary Degree recipient 2011)
- John Moore, Investors Circle (Impact Angel Investors Network) and ImpactPHL
- Kate Poole, Regenerative Finance
- Stella Standifer, Finanta (Community Development Financial Institution)
Not all finance is sourced from Wall Street or Main Street commercial banks which too often ignore start-ups, social enterprises and firms in low income neighborhoods. Philadelphia has its own vibrant financial sector providing debt and equity funding to a burgeoning entrepreneurial sector growing the local economy and to a social enterprise sector that intentionally seeks to resolve some of the real social and environmental problems of our area.
Join us to learn more about alternative sources of finance that span simple loans, flexible debt and private equity and focus on community and building local capabilities.
For anyone interested in local economies, entrepreneurship, local foods, artisanship, sustainable business, community economic development, and finance.