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No-Interest Loan Program for Women Accelerates Business Growth

Women seeking growth capital in the NY-area can apply for no-interest $5,000 loans.

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Crowdfunding 101

Confusion over what crowd-funders get for their money created a social media storm when Facebook acquired virtual reality company Oculus.

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Revolution in Digital Manufacturing and 3-D Printing

Need to make something fabulous for your business? Find a ‘fabber.’ Fabbers are ‘fabricators,’ skilled entrepreneurs who help small business owners and project creators bring their dreams to life.

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Female entrepreneurs are key to sustainable global development

The evidence that more women in entrepreneurship leads to economic growth on a global scale is in the numbers. In a recent blog post, Dell’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Ingrid Vanderveldt, details findings on the empowerment of female entrepreneurs both in the U.S. and abroad.

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The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Plum Alley has long been active in the fight against human trafficking, sex trafficking in particular. In fact, Plum Alley and Girl Develop It built an interactive game to teach people about the horrors of sex trafficking at a weekend long hackathon where 18 women participated.

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A Boardgame for Visual Learning

The recent media splash that girls-geared toy company Goldieblox made was indicative of a greater desire among parents to find games for their kids that are as enriching for the mind as they are enjoyable to play.

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Training for Entrepreneurs

I was a psychology major at the University of Michigan, with plans to head to law school after a few years of experience in the ‘real world.’ While working at the New York City Council, I was going through my inbox when an email about a new entrepreneurship course caught my eye.

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Camilla Olson: From VC to Fashion Designer

Crowdfunding is a game changer to raise money and Plum Alley is changing the participants in the game. The potential worldwide market for crowdfunding is in the billions and there is room for several focused companies that cater to specific needs and markets.

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Clare Hare Darien: A Company Made in NYC

An initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, and Industry City, New York’s largest privately held manufacturing site, Made in NYC supports the vibrant manufacturing sector in New York City. Local manufacturing encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, creates employment opportunities (NYC’s 7,000 small manufacturers employ 65,000 people) and gives the city much of its character and soul.

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