Clients and Members in the News
Incubator member Central City Concern was featured in a Reuters article on the emergence of social impact bonds in the US, and their employee Daniel Winters was profiled in an inspiring Oregonian article and video. “Daniel […] was given a room at the Estate Hotel. He turned himself around. A few years ago he was at the Rebuilding Center and saw the door to his old room.”
Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer talked with Next Billion about utilizing social enterprise models to fulfill their mission of building secure, productive and just communities. “We try to make use of already existing market relationships […] to bridge social and political divides via business and trade.”
Arnold Strong, CEO of incubator grad Bright Neighbor, was profiled by Oregon Business Magazine. “I first talked to Strong a few months ago […] and was intrigued by his seemingly unique career trajectory, one that has taken him from the traditional hierarchies of the U.S. military to a company predicated on free-form community and exchange.”
Amanda West, co-founder of incubator member EcoZoom, wrote a guest post for Social Enterprise Associates. “Three billion people – half the world’s population – rely on biomass and charcoal for their daily cooking needs. These fuels are often burned indoors on open fires or dangerous unimproved stoves, resulting in two million deaths each year.”
Incubator grad Silvania was featured in the Oregonian article “Cracking the Office Dress Code,” in a Portland Mercury piece on the Alley 33 fashion show, and in a Portland Monthly photo gallery of the show. “The patterns are beautiful, and the silhouettes are easy and feminine.”
Photo credits, top to bottom: Oregonian, Mercy Corps, Arnold Strong, EcoZoom, Portland Monthly
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