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 family responsibility on top of the daily grind of operations, and it can be difficult or nearly impossible to find time to meet fellow business owners. We hope to alleviate this burden by providing a laid-back lunch in which women can gather in one place to meet each other, as well as hear about the resources PeopleFund and our partners have to offer.
PeopleSpring will take place in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley.
When: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Cost: Free, lunch provided
Austin: PeopleFund headquarters, 2921 E. 17th Street Bldg D, Ste 1, Austin, TX 78702
Dallas: PeopleFund offices, 2801 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Edinburg: Women’s Business Resource Center, BBVA Compass Building, 2314 W. University Dr. Suite 230, Edinburg, TX 78539 Fort Worth: Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Houston: LSC Greenspoint Center, 250 North Sam Houston Pkwy E,Room 306, Houston, TX 77060
Special thanks to our partners at Frost Bank, the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, the Women’s Business Resource Center, Lone Star College, and SBDC.
PeopleFund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1994. It is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA certified lender. PeopleFund provides business loans up to $250,000 to Texas businesses that do not qualify for bank loans. It also provides client business assistance and education. The target market is minority, women, and veteran business owners and those residing in low to moderate income communities. 89% of PeopleFund loans are made within the target market and 51% of loans are to startup businesses with fewer than two years in business, as well as to nonprofit and community organizations with high social impact. Through access to capital and educational opportunities, PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people to build healthy small businesses.