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Columbus Funds Series: December 2018 Event


Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Columbus Funds Series: December 2018 Event

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RSVP Dec 17, 2018 $10.00 $1.53

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Join SocialVentures and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State (SBDC), for the second Columbus Funds event. This new event series is designed to help social entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate the complex world of funding. From leveraging debt to build your credit and small business loans to equity options, this event is designed to help both for-profit and non-profit start-up entrepreneurs fully understand the risks and benefits of all funding sources available today.

This second event will focus on Social Ventures Fund and Kiva Columbus. The presenters will review the various forms and other aspects of the application and approval processes with participant. This is a fairly informal setting, so participants are encouraged to bring questions and ideas for future sessions.

Panelists include:

  • Jerome W. Jones will discuss the application process for Kiva Columbus. Kiva helps financially excluded entrepreneurs fund their dreams by providing access to 0% interest capital and a community of 1.6 million supportive lenders.
  • Allen Proctor, president and CEO, SocialVentures, will share information about Social Ventures Fund, a fund that is managed by SocialVentures and invests in social enterprises that are profitable and looking for capital to grow. Social Ventures Fund recently announced its first investment of $50,000 in The Roosevelt Coffeehouse/Roosevelt Coffee Roasters.
  • Kenny Sipes is the founder of Redeeming Injustice/The Roosevelt Coffeehouse and president of Redeeming Injustice Foundation. He handles all the operations of the non-profit coffeehouse which was built to fund organizations fighting the injustices of hunger, unclean water, and human trafficking, and recently launched Roosevelt Coffee Roasters, with investments from Social Ventures Fund and other funding sources.
  • Tricia Taylor, CEO and founder, Sisters-Sshair, LLC, will talk about how her zero-interest Kiva microloan helped boost her small business. Her business produces hair and body beauty products that are free from petroleum, parabens, and sulfates.
  • Michael Bowers (Moderator) is a certified business advisor and director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College.

The cost to attend is $10 per person. Registration is required as space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.


5:30 | Registration and Networking

6:00 | Welcome + Panel Discussion

7:00 | Networking Continues

8:00 | Program Ends


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Rev1 Ventures
1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Social enterprise (n.):  an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for shareholders. Social enterprises can be structure as a for-profit or non-profit and may take a number of legal forms, including but not limited to co-operative, benefit corporation, low-profit limited liability company (L3C), LLC, or a subsidiary of an existing company.

SocialVentures (formerly the Center for Social Enterprise Development) was founded in June 2014 and received its 501(c)(3) designation in November 2014. SocialVentures advances remarkably good businesses—businesses that intentionally integrate social impact as a non-negotiable component of their business model. SocialVentures supports these nonprofit and for-profit businesses so that the entrepreneurs, consumers and beneficiaries of their mission-driven endeavors are all better positioned to prosper. From our workshops and accelerator initiatives to our community engagement efforts, SocialVentures advocates for, develops, and funds businesses that solve social problems in our community.

Founder: Allen J. Proctor

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