Peer-to-Peer Lending to Small Business

April 3, 2013 Forum

Peer-to-peer lending has grown dramatically since the mid 2000s. Accessible through social media, peer-to-peer lending has become a common alternative financial resource for many small businesses. This presentation will discuss the growth of this practice and the types of firms engaged in it. The presentation will raise issues concerning the quality, conditions, and costs associated with these types of peer-to-peer loans.
 


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How can efforts to solve community problems lead to the creation of green jobs?

March 6, 2013 Forum

Speaker

  • Wesley Brooks, Director of Special Projects at The Center for Working Families and Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Coordinator for the City of Atlanta, will share practices from a series of programs and projects that involve workforce training and sustainable development.  Information about how local residents have been trained in remediation of lead based paint, asbestos, and other residential safety hazards and how this training has resulted in new skills, green jobs, and housing rehabilitation will be discussed. Dr. Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Georgia Tech Community Liaison with the Westside Community Alliance, will serve as moderator and discussant.

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Wesley Brooks – People Power in Economic Development from Mike Parks on Vimeo.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

November 7, 2012 Forum

Speakers

Alicia RobbAlicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation

 

 

 

 

 


Jennifer Bonnett Jen Bonnett, Start-Up Chicks
 

 

 

 


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Using Prizes to Encourage Economic Development

October 3, 2012 Forum

Speakers

Tom Guevara Tom Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Regional Affairs, EDA.

 

 

 

 


 

Dr. Eloisa KlementichDr. Eloisa Klementich, Director, Business Development in Atlanta

 

 

 

 

Moderator: Stephen Fleming, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology


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Re-energizing Manufacturing

Professor Ben Wang is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Research Center (MARC) and the Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. To download his presentation go here. To view a video of the forum go here.

Re-thinking the Small Business Innovation Research Program

Dr. Charles Wessner is a National Academy Scholar and Director of Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship at the National Academy of Sciences. Click here to see a PDF of Dr. Wessner’s presentation. To see a video of the forum go here.

Self-employment as a Jobless Recovery Strategy for Local Communities

Dr. Anil Rupasingha is a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Click here to see a PDF of Dr. Rupasingha’s presentation. To see a video of the forum go here.

Reinvigorating Neighborhood Economic Development

Ted Howard Ted Howard is the Steven A. Minter Fellow for Social Justice at the Cleveland Foundation in Cleveland Ohio. Click here to see a PDF of Mr. Howard’s presentation. To see a video of the forum go here and to see a video shown at the end of the presentation which describes the foundation’s work click here.

Red Fields to Green Fields National Research Program

Kevin Caravati is a senior research scientist with the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Click here to see a PDF of Mr. Caravati’s presentation. To see a video of the forum go here.

Outsourcing: White Knight or Evil Dragon

Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing, Inc. April 6, 2011. Click here to see a PDF of Mr. Hamilton’s presentation. To see a video of the forum go here.