Before Philadelphia got its own social entrepreneurship accelerator and a local investment arm to match, the local social impact scene was a small group kicking around an idea, a question: How do we create companies that prioritize profit and social good?
Our sister site Generocity featured an oral history on the impact investing scene featuring, among others, former Safeguard Scientifics investor and GoodCompany Ventures founder Garrett Melby, former Investors’ Circle president John Moore and former Resources for Human Development CEO Bob Fishman. She’s not mentioned in the oral history but we’d be remiss not to shout out Zoe Selzer, who founded the sustainable business incubator GreenVillage that later merged with Melby’s GoodCompany in 2012. Selzer left GoodCompany in 2013 and now runs Philadelphia University’s Blackstone Launchpad student entrepreneurship program.
Impact modeling for the financial world
Hear from Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler at Generocity’s ADVANCE conference on Nov. 1
What’s slowing a wider adoption of impact investing?
How ShopRunner’s mentorship program is pushing its employees to think beyond their fields
How Macquarie blends tech-fueled financial services with global opportunity
Inside ROAR for Good’s pivot to B2B
SEED-SPOT is bringing its startup launchpad back to Philly
How Relay is helping enterprise clients get proactive about customer engagement
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