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Bloomium attempts to capture ideas or digital projects to turn them into excellent business. By investing what selected projects may need capital technical development mentoring legal support or knowledge. Bloomium also aims to connect important corporates with the startup ecosystem working with them to innovate by identifying disruptive products or services to invest or implement to increase profits.
The Challenge While United Way proudly supports established non profits that provide much needed products and services in our community we realize its not always feasible or prudent for these organizations to change course or divert resources to explore a new initiative. With that in mind the GroundFloor is unique in three key waysInnovation GroundFloor enables new or existing organizations to apply for funding for groundbreaking ventures that place social impact at the heart of their business model.Fellows Recipients of funding may be both non profit and for profit organizations intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial ventures.Milestones Seed funding is linked to the completion of program activities and milestones to ensure that impact can be made quickly. Our Work Drawing on the strength of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and supporters from across the community. GroundFloor provides a three pronged investment approach. Financial capital through seed funding to accelerate your impact workHuman capital through expert instruction and one on one mentoring to refine your planSocial capital through the United Way network to increase visibility connections and resources. Our Approach at United Way we know that innovation can come from many different places. That's why GroundFloor is designed to support innovation from both new organizations and from within established non profits. GroundFloor looks for ideas that fill gaps in our community landscape. We find innovative ideas poised to better our community and supply them with the critical resources needed to bring those ideas to life. Fellows are problem solvers whose innovations will help us move toward United Ways 10 year community goals. Our investment in these organizations provides wrap around support to help innovators refine their solutions to be more sustainable and impactful.
IMPAQTO is a for profit certified B Corps based in Quito Ecuador that helps people turn their ideas into scalable triple bottom line companies with impact in Ecuador. IMPAQTO addresses the problems faced by these entrepreneurs and companies by offering co working space incubation programs and social innovation networking & consulting. In the three years since its incorporation in 2014 IMPAQTO hasgrown from the idea of two women entrepreneur co founders to a team of fourteenserves an average of 350 monthly recurring clients in two coworking spaces in Quito has incubated approximately 500 ideas 300 entrepreneurs 70 companies touching 300000 underserved Ecuadorians and enabled participation of 10000 people in its networking events and consultancies.
Rhiza Capital is a joint initiative between Community Futures Sunshine Coast (CF) Sunshine Coast Credit Union (SCCU) and Powell River Community Investment Corporation (PRCIC). These three partners forging Rhiza in April 2015 are working in collaboration to address the need for local equity based investment. Moreover these partners are joining forces to raise local capital for investment in ventures that will add economic social and financial value to our communities.