• Investing In A Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    When Access Ventures launched Render Capital in February of 2020 with an initial strategy of building momentum for entrepreneurs through aggressive capital deployment, a key part of this solution was a multi-year regional competition to find, attract, and invest in early-stage companies that will move to, and grow the region. We knew these efforts would…

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  • Economic Agency and a Regional Investment Strategy

    Welcome to the third and final part of a three-week blog series where we’ve been exploring the concept of economic agency. In week one we explored how democratized investment models like Village Capital’s peer selection process can reroute capital flows to benefit entrepreneurs. Last week we delved into entrepreneurship as a wealth-building strategy and learned…

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  • Economic Agency and the Empowerment of Entrepreneurs

    In case you missed it, we are in the middle of a discussion about what economic agency is and looks like in the real world. We saw in last week’s blog how democratized investments models like Village Capital’s peer selection process can reroute capital flows to benefit entrepreneurs. The impact of this program comes from…

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  • Economic Agency and the Democratization of Capital

    To execute our mission of creating a more inclusive and creative economy, Access Ventures supports a variety of initiatives that increase capital access for entrepreneurs who have been traditionally excluded. One of the primary goals of these engagements is to facilitate an improved sense of economic agency for the entrepreneurs that are served by those…

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  • Impact Through Growth Equity with Wright Steenrod and Moses Icyishaka

    On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Wright Steenrod, a partner at Chrysalis Ventures, a venture capital firm that transforms industries with information technology. With an interest in finance and helping businesses grow, Wright has enjoyed the opportunity to be a growth investor partnering with CEOs and entrepreneurs. He acknowledges the tie between…

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  • Removing Barriers For Entrepreneurs

    Our mission is to create a more inclusive and creative economy, an economy that functions for all people and in which they have the financial freedom and mobility to pursue every opportunity. A major way we work to do this is by improving access to capital.     Entrepreneurship was at a 40 year low…

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  • Democratizing Capital With Jonny Price

    On this episode, Bryce talks with Jonny Price, Founder of KivaUS and current Director of Fundraising at Wefunder. From management consulting to economic development and democratizing capital, Jonny has always focused on being present for the people around him and optimizing his experiences for learning. Jonny and Bryce talk about wealth disparity, entrepreneurship, and the evolution of thoughts…

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  • Time Is Of The Essence

    Time. It is something we all have an equal measure of, but something we can often take for granted. Time, in moments of crisis as well, comes in short supply. Many have famously quipped about time. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare “Lost time is never found again.”…

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  • There’s No Handbook To Being CEO With Allie Burns

    On this episode, Bryce talks with Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital, about the accessibility of entrepreneurship. How do we encourage innovation when there are funding gaps and potential failure is real, scary, and expensive? Allie talks about how thinking through these questions has informed how she thinks about the entrepreneurial ecosystem. She walks us through…

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  • Founder Stories: David Taliaferro

    If you were to ask David Taliaferro’s six-year-old son what his dad does, he would answer by saying his dad makes really good breakfast and goes to work everyday in a building that has really good mints. They’re just Life Savers, but to a six-year-old it’s the little things that make what his dad does…

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