Lupe Fiasco is all about the activism and action, and his latest project should go the distance to propelling young creatives the opportunity to lift their dreams off the ground.
The recently created Neighborhood Start Fund aims to pick the brains of “diverse entrepreneurs” from roundabout underprivileged areas and turn those ideas into start-up projects for the betterment of society. Lupe, co-founded the nonprofit organization with Waze head of global partnerships Di-Ann Eisnor and according to their official website, their overall mission is to present is first $100 million dollar business initiatives that were invented from places he, she and we lay their heads. Also on board is Robert LoCascio Founder, CEO Liveperson and Pernell Brice III, the Executive Director of the Dream Big Foundation.
The first area to be a target of interest will be in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn this upcoming November at the Dream Big Foundation’s new entrepreneurship center and cafe. Under the premise of “Hyper Local Economic Impact,” the goal is to turn enable every neighborhood start fund to become a local micro-economic engine. The idea sounds elegant and simple at the same time.
For more information on the Neighborhood Start Fund, visit here.
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