Category Archives: Credibles

Credibles: Supporting Local Businesses With ‘Edible Credits’ is Just the Start

Investment crowdfunding may get all the attention these days, but there are other ways of support businesses you love—without all the red tape. One of those is Credibles, an app that lets you pre-pay at your favorite restaurant or food purveyor (like Love & Hummus, shown in photo above), and earn edible credits. Think of […]

ComCap16: Community Capital Redefines the Power of Place

Last week’s ComCap16 hosted in Portland, Oregon successfully brought together a couple hundred plus entrepreneurs, state securities experts, community advocates and economists, authors, investors, Native Americans and citizens to talk local investing. ComCap, short for community...

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You’re an Investor in Food, Whether You Know it or Not

“Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired local groups like Slow Money NYC as well as […]

You’re an Investor in Food, Whether You Know it or Not

“Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired local groups like Slow Money NYC as well as […]

A “Credible(s)” Case for Local Food: Q&A with Arno Hesse

We’re gearing up for all things ComCap16 here at Hatch Innovation in preparation for our second annual conference next month. Leaders on community capital, local economy building, buy local advocacy, lawmakers, legislators, policy makers and nonprofit...

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Michael Shuman on Pollinators, Social Enterprise and Remaking Economic Development

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and one of the world’s leading experts on community economics. (He is not, however, a famous rock drummer).  His eighth book, (we think, we’ve lost count) The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity, takes on the economic development profession […]