Echoing Green – Social Impact Talent Report

Echoing Green – Social Impact Talent Report

CNote
We’re proud to announce that our founders Cat Berman and Yuliya Tarasava have been selected for consideration for the Echoing Green Fellowship. Each year Echoing Green evaluates thousands of applicants and roughly only 1% of applicants are selected. Congratulations are in order for Cat and Yuliya, who are working to democratize and simplify finance through CNote. The two will travel to New York for interviews and could be selected as finalists for the “Echoing Green Fellowships – [a] two year immersive leadership development program that provides seed-funding and hands-on support, and embeds them in the Echoing Green network.” Echoing Green is a truly remarkable organization that “identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today.” Echoing Green works to find extraordinary individuals, who have influential ideas and original solutions. "We unite this diverse group of innovators,…
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Borrower Story: Meet Maria Cruz with Heavenly Flowers

Borrower Story: Meet Maria Cruz with Heavenly Flowers

Borrower Stories, CDFIs, CNote
Keeping The Florist Business Local Who knew the flower business was so competitive? Most of your revenues come from just a few days out of the year and its a supply chain and logistics nightmare. Not only that, but with online ordering and distribution networks, it takes real dedication and talent to separate yourself from all that competition. An entrepreneur that is up for the challenge Meet Maria Cruz from Long Island. Her passion is flowers. She has the chops to make stunning arrangements and provides the kind of customer service that keeps five-star reviews rolling in on Yelp. The road to get there wasn't easy, but she's a dedicated entrepreneur that wouldn't give up on her dreams. Maria in her store, Photo Credit: Heavenly Flowers Too Owning her own…
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CNote Wins SXSW Super Accelerator Pitch Competition

CNote Wins SXSW Super Accelerator Pitch Competition

CNote
We’re proud to announce that we are coming back from SXSW with two awards! Just yesterday, CNote was selected the Top Innovation in the the Payment and FinTech category and today CNote emerged as a winner among all categories: CNote was chosen as the 2017 Best Startup Pitch Company after besting ten of the best companies during the first SXSW Super Accelerator Pitch Competition on Monday, March 13. Our team is looking to take this momentum into the coming months as we support our initial product launch and work to make our first product offering broadly available to everyone. We’ve got a lot of exciting news ahead! You can learn more about CNote and our mission here. Also, feel free to contact our team with any questions at support@mycnote.com. A…
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CNote Wins Payment and FinTech group at the 2017 SXSW Accelerator

CNote Wins Payment and FinTech group at the 2017 SXSW Accelerator

CNote
We are beyond excited to announce that CNote was selected as the winner out of a group of five great finalists in the Payment and FinTech Technologies group at SXSW. Every company deserved such a high recognition, but we are thrilled that our that our message resonated with the audience at SXSW and we are the taking “The Top Innovation” award home. This recognition is an important reminder that there is room to innovate in the financial space, especially as it relates to maximizing individual and societal wealth. CNote makes products that simplify and democratize finance. We focus on inclusivity, integrity and community when creating every financial product we bring to market. You can learn more about CNote and our mission here. Also, feel free to contact our team with any…
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Why haven’t I heard of CDFIs before?

Why haven’t I heard of CDFIs before?

CDFIs
CDFIs are a tough acronym to remember. We get it. It stands for Community Development Financial Institutions - yet another mouthful. We think the easiest way to describe them is - lenders for the community. So..say you have a dream of opening up your own business. You have the drive, a great idea, and all you need is to borrow a few bucks to get it going or keep it going. Unfortunately, your options are not so great. Sorry to break the news, but not all lenders are the same and the online lenders you’ve heard of typically charge small businesses 6 to 7x more than large banks to access money. Yup. But wait, this is where CDFIs come in! They provide small businesses fair capital and business coaching. And…
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