Forget Tech Startups. This Accelerator Wants to Scale Co-ops.

Cooperatives are gaining renewed interest as an antidote to our winner-take-all society. But while tech startups have a rich ecosystem to tap into, from accelerators to seed funding to get-big-fast playbooks, new cooperatives are usually left to figure things out on their own. That, says serial coop entrepreneur Greg Brodsky, helps explain why most co-ops […]

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With Acquisition, A New Chapter for Vermont’s Milk Money

Milk Money, a Vermont-only crowd investing portal, has been acquired, signaling a new phase for the platform—and perhaps the intrastate crowdfunding market as well. The two-year old intrastate crowdfunding platform’s new owner is the Vermont Innovation Commons, a regional innovation hub in Burlington combining a startup accelerator, co-working space and residential units under one roof. The […]

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Behold the DUSTO. A Guide to Crowd Investing Acronyms.

In the beginning, there was common stock—thanks for your money, here’s your certificate. Fast forward to the age of tech startups and gushers of digital coin offerings and things get a little more complex. Enter SAFES and ICOs. Now those terms sound almost quaint as the crowdfunding and fintech worlds dream up new twists on […]

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Behold the DUSTO. A Guide to Crowd Investing Acronyms.

In the beginning, there was common stock—thanks for your money, here’s your certificate. Fast forward to the age of tech startups and gushers of digital coin offerings and things get a little more complex. Enter SAFES and ICOs. Now those terms sound almost quaint as the crowdfunding and fintech worlds dream up new twists on […]

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With Help From State Crowdfunding Law, an Alaskan Brewery Looks to Expand

Many U.S. cities these days are dotted with microbreweries vying for attention. But for residents of Sitka, a tiny Alaskan city nestled below Baranof Island’s glacier-carved mountains and accessible only by boat or plane, their lone microbrewery is a vital part of the community. Baranof Island Brewing Co. was founded in 2010 by Rick Armstrong, […]

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Program for Diverse Founders Targets Lack of Friends and Family Funding

Most startups fund their earliest days with money from friends and family, as well as angel investors. But what if your friends and family are not wealthy—and, in fact, are more on the struggling side of the equation? That’s the stark reality for many entrepreneurs, especially those from diverse backgrounds. The average white household has […]

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B Corp DoneGood on Why Investment Crowdfunding Makes Sense for Social Enterprises

When a lot of tech startups raise an investment round, they turn exclusively to deep-pocketed venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. For some of those investors, the only real goal is fast growth and massive profit, by any means necessary—goals their startups inherit. Like the mission-driven brands our company works to support, DoneGood strives to be different […]

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HTF 32: Advocating for Psilocybin

In this episode, Collin Gabriel and Danielle Olson interviewed Tom and Sheri Eckert who are both counselors and the founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society. They are the forces behind getting a 2020 ballot measure to legalize the facilitated use of psilocybin.

You’ll learn about:

  • the history of psilocybin
  • it’s current status in terms of the law and social perceptions
  • the potential benefits of “facilitated use” are (guided experience with a trained professional)
  • the steps that Tom and Sheri have taken to create an organization and campaign to change people’s minds and the law

Links

The New Yorker article by Michael Pollan – The Trip Treatment, 2015

Oregonian article – First Marijuana. Are ‘Magic’ Mushrooms Next?, 2018

psi-2020.org

Oregon Psilocybin Society Facebook group

 

 

 

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Will a $9 Trillion Transfer of Wealth Benefit Communities?

Community foundations are an important piece of the localism movement across the United States. Although they account for just 1% of foundations in the United States, they have 10% of foundation assets, make 11% of grants, and today receive 16% of new gifts, according to the Foundation Center. They are champions of local causes, local […]

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Buy The Block Empowers Black Communities to Invest in Themselves

In this age of wealth inequality, runaway development and gentrification, it’s easy for communities to feel powerless in the face of rapid change. Lynn Smith founded Buy The Block, a real estate crowdfunding portal and the first portal that is African American-owned, to help change that dynamic. Smith (pictured above) has invested in real estate […]

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