Find us in the June issue of Entrepreneur Magazine
It's no secret that our model of creating good jobs by educating, accelerating, and investing in small businesses is gaining traction. We recently sat down with Entrepreneur Magazine to talk about how ICA Fund Good Jobs works with local entrepreneurs. The article, featuring our work with Keba Konte and Red Bay Coffee, is in the June issue of the magazine.
Find the June issue of Entrepreneur on new stands or read the rest of the article here.
Betting on people who bet on people
"ICA Fund Good Jobs is out to prove an important idea: when we bet on good jobs creators with support and capital, they in turn bet on people in their community, ultimately creating a world in which everyone has a good job," says Sean Murphy in a recent interview with Baltimore's Invested Impact.
Last month, along with Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Cynthia Muller from Arabella Advisors, Sean joined a panel discussion hosted by the Baltimore organization. The group discussed philanthropic innovation and investing for impact.
Sean was also interviewed for a piece in Aabaco Small Business News. Here's an excerpt: “Handing an entrepreneur a $500,000 check can be a big game changer,” notes CEO Sean Daniel Murphy, but says business owners tell him the mentoring ICA provides is worth almost as much." The article is titled, "How to raise money for your small business: Honestly" – and you can read it here.
Run with us, create local Good Jobs
Put your running shoes on! We are proud to partner with the inaugural Everywon East Bay 1/2 Marathon and 5k community improvement fun run. This exciting new event will allow us to raise funds to create good jobs.
You can join our team! As an individual, or with your company, and if you register now you can use the below discount code ICA20 to receive $20 off your registration!
Join us here: https://everywon.org/team/6/1/join-us
ICA Fund Good Jobs, CDFI
Last but certainly not least, you have probably heard: we're officially certified as a CDFI!
We join a community of more than 1,000 CDFIs nationwide, of which only 2% are structured as a venture capital fund like ICA Fund Good Jobs. Furthermore, we are the only CDFI with a sole focus of investing in high-growth small businesses in order to create accessible good jobs and an equitable community.