Nibletz interviews NoBadGift co-founders // New funding model needed for social entrepreneurship // Zentech Manufacturing's growth a result of "re-shoring"? [LINKS] - Technical.ly Baltimore

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Aug. 10, 2012 8:30 am

Nibletz interviews NoBadGift co-founders // New funding model needed for social entrepreneurship // Zentech Manufacturing’s growth a result of “re-shoring”? [LINKS]

Jim Kucher, president and CEO of Social Venture Constructors LLC, on the need for new funding models to prop up social entrepreneurship. [Bmore Media]: “[T]he vast majority of socials entrepreneurs still think of foundations as the best source for ongoing operating income. And as long as we keep behaving this way, we’ll keep having the […]

Jim Kucher, president and CEO of Social Venture Constructors LLC, on the need for new funding models to prop up social entrepreneurship. [Bmore Media]: “[T]he vast majority of socials entrepreneurs still think of foundations as the best source for ongoing operating income. And as long as we keep behaving this way, we’ll keep having the same results.”

The virtue of Baltimore’s Hire One Youth summer jobs initiative [citybizlist Baltimore]: “Under this year’s inaugural Hire One Youth initiative … young people between 16 and 21 years of age were interviewed by private-sector employers and hired for six-week jobs.”

An interview with AccelerateBaltimore graduate NoBadGift [Nibletz]: “Enter NoBadGift. As the name suggests, this Baltimore startup insures you give a great gift.”

The U.S. is making stuff once again (and founder Matt Turpin of Baltimore company Zentech Manufacturing is quoted) [Inc.]: ” ‘More and more we’re seeing people complaining about their offshore experiences,’ [Turpin] says.”

But Zentech Manufacturing’s growth as an effect of “re-shoring” in the U.S. was covered last year [Baltimore Sun]: “Zentech, for one, is starting to win business that in the past might have gone to overseas factories. . .”

 

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