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(Part Three of Three) Kyle Scrimgeour, Judge for the SocEnt Challenge, Shares His Thoughts on the Experience

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Slow Money SoCal was thrilled to sponsor the Food Track for the SocEnt Challenge 2016. A gentle and supportive ‘shark tank’ for social enterprise, the Challenge offered several months of customized technical assistance and culminated in a Symposium at the Long Beach Petroleum Club in early May. The Symposium was attended by potential investors, thought […]

COMPRA was one of the Finalists for the SocEnt Challenge (Part Two of Three)

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Slow Money SoCal is thrilled to be sponsoring the Food Track for the SocEnt Challenge 2016. A gentle and supportive ‘shark tank’ for social enterprise, the Challenge offers several months of customized technical assistance, culminating in a Symposium in May attended by potential investors. The due diligence process and prize money is designed to catalyze additional investments from […]

Betsy Densmore Answers Questions on the Upcoming SocEnt Challenge (Part One of Three)

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Slow Money SoCal is thrilled to be sponsoring the Food Track for the SocEnt Challenge 2016. A gentle and supportive ‘shark tank’ for social enterprise, the Challenge offers several months of customized technical assistance, culminating in a Showcase in May attended by potential investors.   The due diligence process and prize money is designed to catalyze […]

2015 Year End Summary

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Happy 2016!  As we move forward to embrace a new year, we thought we’d take a moment and look back at the work we’ve done in 2015. Southern California is a wonderfully diverse and dynamic place. With a population around 29 million people, pressing water shortages, and a culture that can inspire the world, the […]

Crowdfunding: Title III of the JOBS Act

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Blog by: Michelle Greenwood  A Down to Earth Look at Title III of the JOBS Act There is a natural tension between the character of place-based investing and the virtual world. But, almost from the beginning, the idea of serving our Slow Money beliefs through crowdfinancing was fundamental to our Slow Money SoCal approach. As […]

EQUITY CROWDFUNDING FOR THE 99%

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Blog by: Kathleen Minogue of CROWDFUND BETTER “EQUITY CROWDFUNDING FOR THE 99%) (Part 2 of a series on recent changes in the crowdfunding laws) Eighty-two years ago our government sought to protect us from snake oil salesman and hustlers trying to sell us blue sky. While well-intended in a time when communication was limited and our […]

INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING

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Blog by Jenny Kassan: INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING “One More Tool in the Tool Box” – (Part 1 of a series on recent changes in the crowdfunding laws) The Securities and Exchange Commission has finally released the rules for the crowdfunding exemption of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. My involvement with what ultimately became […]

Is it Okay to Eat Fish?

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Is it Okay to Eat Fish? By, Jessica Beth Levine “Do you want to go out for sushi tonight?” My friend asked. “Of course I do,” I think. Raw fish is one of my favorite foods, paired with seaweed salad and some sake—mmmmmm. But lately, it’s harder to accept the invitation for sushi. The news is […]