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CDFI Collaborative Goes Online to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

PeopleFund Partners with Rebuild Texas Fund for Ongoing Harvey Relief

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will provide 0% interest rate loans for recovering small businesses Austin, Texas – Small businesses are the heart of the Texas economy, and in the wake of last September’s devastating category 4 hurricane, many entrepreneurs are still struggling through the recovery process. According to the Federal Emergency…

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will provide 0% interest rate loans for recovering small businesses Austin, Texas – Small businesses are the heart of the Texas economy, and in the wake of last September’s devastating category 4 hurricane, many entrepreneurs are still struggling through the recovery process. According to the Federal Emergency…

13 Organizations Awarded $12.1 Million From Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions  see original release on the Wells Fargo website here. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works…

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions  see original release on the Wells Fargo website here. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works…

Bloom Lab Member Feature: Wayne Wilson

A passionate and avid wordsmith, Wayne Wilson founded poetry4coffee in 2001. As a poet, photographer, and videographer, Wayne looks to tackle societal issues and empower communities to start dialogues around social justice. Through his written and spoken word work, Wayne works tirelessly to connect every human to the wider world. His intent…

A passionate and avid wordsmith, Wayne Wilson founded poetry4coffee in 2001. As a poet, photographer, and videographer, Wayne looks to tackle societal issues and empower communities to start dialogues around social justice. Through his written and spoken word work, Wayne works tirelessly to connect every human to the wider world. His intent…

Celebrate Woman Entrepreneurs with PeopleSpring

By Mariana Caldas On May 31st, PeopleFund will host its annual People Spring event in Austin. This event is a wonderful networking opportunity and leadership event for aspiring female entrepreneurs. PeopleSpring allows participants to learn about financing opportunities and gain insight from female entrepreneurs in the Austin area. Those who attend will…

By Mariana Caldas On May 31st, PeopleFund will host its annual People Spring event in Austin. This event is a wonderful networking opportunity and leadership event for aspiring female entrepreneurs. PeopleSpring allows participants to learn about financing opportunities and gain insight from female entrepreneurs in the Austin area. Those who attend will…

Bloom Lab Member Feature: Cory Skuldt

A passionate advocate, Cory Skuldt has always been a leader in innovative solutions for improving the sustainability of our communities. With over 15 years of apparel resale, B2b materials, and zero-waste strategy, Cory is an expert in circular business model strategy and tirelessly works to create sustainable solutions for small business. She’ll complete…

A passionate advocate, Cory Skuldt has always been a leader in innovative solutions for improving the sustainability of our communities. With over 15 years of apparel resale, B2b materials, and zero-waste strategy, Cory is an expert in circular business model strategy and tirelessly works to create sustainable solutions for small business. She’ll complete…

Bloom Lab Member Feature: Women’s Community Center of Central Texas presents WECon2018!

By Sooyeon Lim The 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference (WE Con) is Saturday, April 21! WE Con is presented every spring by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas. It strives to be a welcoming community event where women, girls (cis and trans) and those who care about them can share knowledge…

By Sooyeon Lim The 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference (WE Con) is Saturday, April 21! WE Con is presented every spring by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas. It strives to be a welcoming community event where women, girls (cis and trans) and those who care about them can share knowledge…

Intern Welcome – New Korea WEST Fellows

PeopleFund welcomes Yoona, Jisu and Minwook, Jaryun and Jiyeon, our new fellows from South Korea. They are participants of ‘Korea WEST’ program, which provides South Korean university students and young professionals the opportunity to intern and explore the culture of the United States. Yoona Kim Yoona grew up in Seoul, Korea and…

PeopleFund welcomes Yoona, Jisu and Minwook, Jaryun and Jiyeon, our new fellows from South Korea. They are participants of ‘Korea WEST’ program, which provides South Korean university students and young professionals the opportunity to intern and explore the culture of the United States. Yoona Kim Yoona grew up in Seoul, Korea and…

PeopleFund Loan Officer Chosen for National Fellowship Program

HOUSTON , TEXAS. April 2, 2018— NALCAB—National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders announced today that Nini Gutierrez has been named a 2018 NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development fellow. Nini currently serves as Senior Loan Officer for the greater Houston region. JPMorgan Chase Foundation is this year’s title sponsor for the NALCAB Colegio…

HOUSTON , TEXAS. April 2, 2018— NALCAB—National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders announced today that Nini Gutierrez has been named a 2018 NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development fellow. Nini currently serves as Senior Loan Officer for the greater Houston region. JPMorgan Chase Foundation is this year’s title sponsor for the NALCAB Colegio…

International Women’s Day

By Sooyeon Lim Today is International Women’s Day, a great day for celebrating and accelerating women’s achievement worldwide. We can reflect on the achievements and progress we have made as well as recognize the obstacles we have yet to overcome. At PeopleFund, we are passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and woman-owned small…

By Sooyeon Lim Today is International Women’s Day, a great day for celebrating and accelerating women’s achievement worldwide. We can reflect on the achievements and progress we have made as well as recognize the obstacles we have yet to overcome. At PeopleFund, we are passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and woman-owned small…