United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has awarded four companies a total of $315,000 in seed funding via its GroundFloor program, which supports social innovation startups.
Efforts to stamp out poverty in Dallas got a boost when the city was picked as the nation’s fifth to house a free information technology training program to help lift the low-income, unemployed and underemployed out of hardship.
Tis the season for applications to be filed for potential assistance, whether it’s financial or a hand up. The latest call for applications comes from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for its GroundFloor program.
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has announced its two newest investments,Café Momentum and the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation.
The accelerator program invested $70,000 in Café Momentum and $50,000 in Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation. The program also provides mentorship for the groups in which it invests.
Dallas jewelry company The Akola Project is growing from a nonprofit startup to a luxury brand. Akola, founded in 2004 by Southern Methodist University graduate Brittany Merrill Underwood, started as an international charity that seeks to empower women through employing them to make jewelry. The organization works with more than 500 women annually. And this year, thanks to new funding,…
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is pleased to announce its newest group of GroundFloor Fellows. The GroundFloor invests in and mentors social entrepreneurs working to make an impact in North Texas in the areas of education, income, and health.
More great press for GroundFloor Fellow, Café Momentum. We can't wait to visit their new restaurant in January!
Three entrepreneurs walked away with $3,000 each after pitching their companies during the Dallas Business Journals’ first Entrepreneurs Connect Conference.
A Dallas social venture group has created an app to harness crowdfunding to help domestic violence victims. And, now, after a year-long pilot in California, the company is bringing the app to North Texas.
The GroundFloor, the Dallas United Way’s social innovation fund, is holding pitch day Thursday to select its newest fellows of social entrepreneurs.