The Magic Johnson Foundation has partnered with Michigan Corps to sponsor a $3,000 prize for a millennial-led social venture in Michigan. The Millennial Prize for Social Innovation will award a millenial entrepreneur who demonstrates promise for bringing about positive change in Michigan through a sustainable business model.
Michigan Corps Launches Kiva in Flint, Marking Statewide Expansion of Kiva Lending. Empowering the Flint community to lend to and champion the success of local entrepreneurs.
Consumers Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund Join the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. $15,000 in Cash Prizes and entrepreneurship training to be awarded for ideas and solutions addressing energy affordability and efficiency.
Michigan is showing strong signs of becoming the national leader when it comes to social entrepreneurship. The latest of those signs is the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business competition featuring $50,000 in prizes.
Detroit's reputation as a one-of-a-kind proving ground for innovative approaches to solving social problems got a boost today with the announcement of the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a statewide competition offering $50,000 in cash prizes.
A new statewide entrepreneurship competition is looking for innovative solutions to persistent social problems in Michigan. The Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge seeks plans for creating sustainable social change in areas such as urban revitalization, environment, health and education.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Corps and Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest announce the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, the nation's first statewide social entrepreneurship initiative.
At the end of September, Michigan Corps' microfinance initiative Kiva Detroit announced it was launching Kiva Zip to allow Detroiters to lend directly to small-business entrepreneurs using digital tools like PayPal. Similar to the Kickstarter model, any resident can nominate a local entrepreneur for community support as well as contribute directly to a crowd-funded, interest-free loan.
Kiva Detroit helps community organizations provide local small businesses with microloans. Michael talks with Elizabeth Garlow, who runs Kiva Detroit.
Experimental playhouse Puzzle Piece Theatre is crowdfunding a $5,000 loan on the Kiva Zip platform. Kiva Zip is a new component of Michigan Corps' Kiva Detroit initiative, which helped Detroit-area businesses amass about $50,000 in loans after launching last year.
Kiva Zip allows people to nominate a local entrepreneur for community support and contribute directly to a crowd-funded, interest-free loan. It also provides new ways for entrepreneurs and potential supporters to interact about their plans, including an online forum.
Kiva Detroit, launched 14 months ago as the first major community-based online micro-lending initiative in a U.S. city for group funding of small start-up businesses, is spreading its wings. Today plans will be outlined for Kiva Zip, an extension of the Kiva platform that will enable any citizen to nominate a local entrepreneur for support and contribute directly to a crowd-funded, interest-free loan through PayPal.
Announcing the launch of Kiva Zip in Detroit, an exciting new opportunity for Detroiters to nominate and directly contribute to interest-free microloans for entrepreneurs with unique credibility, needs and potential for social impact.
Last week, we hosted our first Kiva Detroit business roundtable and were moved by the energy and encouragement that resulted.
At the Mackinac Policy Conference, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a partnership with Michigan Corps to grow our Kiva Detroit community.
Michigan Corps' co-founders blog in Metromode about organizing for positive social change.
Today, Michigan Corps unveiled the citizen network of Corps Members who will lead Kiva Detroit's growth.
Michigan Corps joined with the White House to announce its effort to inspire, empower, and support citizen innovation in manufacturing by showcasing and promoting resources across Detroit.
Michigan Corps leads Kiva Detroit, Kiva's first local-community-organized effort in the United States to support small businesses in Detroit and engage Detroiters as community leaders.