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Attention Austin Entrepreneurs: InnovateHer Business Challenge Calls for Products and Services Focused on Helping Women

As more women enter the workforce than ever before, the Small Business Administration recognizes that the needs of women and families are changing to accommodate household structures with two income-earners, or single female heads of household. To address the challenges in a creative and collaborative way, the SBA has partnered with the Texas…

As more women enter the workforce than ever before, the Small Business Administration recognizes that the needs of women and families are changing to accommodate household structures with two income-earners, or single female heads of household. To address the challenges in a creative and collaborative way, the SBA has partnered with the Texas…

PeopleFund to Host First Women’s Only Networking Lunch

On Friday, March 27th, PeopleFund will host its inaugural women’s-only program, PeopleSpring. PeopleSpring is a free luncheon that brings together women business owners and entrepreneurs to build their professional networks and learn how to leverage the expertise and skill of fellow women in business. Women entrepreneurs often shoulder a disproportionate amount of…

On Friday, March 27th, PeopleFund will host its inaugural women’s-only program, PeopleSpring. PeopleSpring is a free luncheon that brings together women business owners and entrepreneurs to build their professional networks and learn how to leverage the expertise and skill of fellow women in business. Women entrepreneurs often shoulder a disproportionate amount of…

Client Feature – Vandana Textiles and Jewelry

Fred and Asmita Dorairaj started Vandana Textiles & Jewelry in December of 2014 to bring traditional and casual women’s clothing and accessories to San Antonio and other markets. Vandana Textiles & Jewelry imports women’s  clothing, jewelry, handbags, and accessories for retail in the United States and Canada. The clothing and jewelry are…

Fred and Asmita Dorairaj started Vandana Textiles & Jewelry in December of 2014 to bring traditional and casual women’s clothing and accessories to San Antonio and other markets. Vandana Textiles & Jewelry imports women’s  clothing, jewelry, handbags, and accessories for retail in the United States and Canada. The clothing and jewelry are…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Ineye Komonibo

  Hi! My name is Ineye (IN-NAY-YAY) Komonibo, and I’m the spring ‘15 Development & Communications intern here at PeopleFund. I’m a senior Public Relations/Black Studies major at the University of Texas at Austin who loves all things Beyoncé, hip hop, and pop culture. What initially drew me towards PeopleFund was its…

  Hi! My name is Ineye (IN-NAY-YAY) Komonibo, and I’m the spring ‘15 Development & Communications intern here at PeopleFund. I’m a senior Public Relations/Black Studies major at the University of Texas at Austin who loves all things Beyoncé, hip hop, and pop culture. What initially drew me towards PeopleFund was its…

PeopleFund Director of Lending selected for Citi Leadership Program for Opportunity Finance

Rocio Vallejo is One of 48 Professionals Nationwide Chosen for Second Year of Unique Professional Development Program  Initiative Developed ‘by CDFIs for CDFIs’ to Advance Opportunity Finance Expertise Nationwide Austin TX – PeopleFund announced today that Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and the Citi Foundation have selected Rocio Vallejo as one of 48 community development…

Rocio Vallejo is One of 48 Professionals Nationwide Chosen for Second Year of Unique Professional Development Program  Initiative Developed ‘by CDFIs for CDFIs’ to Advance Opportunity Finance Expertise Nationwide Austin TX – PeopleFund announced today that Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and the Citi Foundation have selected Rocio Vallejo as one of 48 community development…

January News and Updates

Our January newsletter is available! Check it out and learn more about our upcoming programs and events.

Our January newsletter is available! Check it out and learn more about our upcoming programs and events.

Client Testimonial- “The Worm Doctor”

Monica Baietti-Schniebs is a graduate from the PeopleVET program, and recently closed a loan with PeopleFund in October. Her agricultural startup, The Worm Doctor, educates people about the benefits of worm farming and worm by-products. In this testimonial, she reflects on the excitement of starting her own business and how PeopleFund supported her…

Monica Baietti-Schniebs is a graduate from the PeopleVET program, and recently closed a loan with PeopleFund in October. Her agricultural startup, The Worm Doctor, educates people about the benefits of worm farming and worm by-products. In this testimonial, she reflects on the excitement of starting her own business and how PeopleFund supported her…

Celebrate 2014 and Welcome 2015 with PeopleFund!

  To PeopleFund Friends and Supporters: We are eager to begin 2015, our fourth year of a Five Year State Expansion Plan, and build on the momentum created last year. 2014 was transformational for PeopleFund, which would not have been possible without a remarkably talented and dedicated staff. All time record of…

  To PeopleFund Friends and Supporters: We are eager to begin 2015, our fourth year of a Five Year State Expansion Plan, and build on the momentum created last year. 2014 was transformational for PeopleFund, which would not have been possible without a remarkably talented and dedicated staff. All time record of…

Texas Veterans Commission and PeopleFund partner to launch Veteran Entrepreneur Academy

The Texas Veterans Commission is launching a new training program for budding entrepreneurs. The Veteran Entrepreneur Academy is a four-month program followed by a two-year mentorship provided by the Veterans Commission designed to provide veterans with small-business basics, the commission said Friday in a statement. The Veterans Commission is teaming with PeopleFund…

The Texas Veterans Commission is launching a new training program for budding entrepreneurs. The Veteran Entrepreneur Academy is a four-month program followed by a two-year mentorship provided by the Veterans Commission designed to provide veterans with small-business basics, the commission said Friday in a statement. The Veterans Commission is teaming with PeopleFund…