“One of the true turning points was the moment where other business owners and organizations offered to order masks from us,” she says. With a small grant from Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator program, they were then able to to begin to pay some of their 300 volunteers who couldn’t afford to keep working for free due to lost income.
"“Some people make donations. Some people go to the pay-what-you-can market, and they leave money in the line to help make it work,” he said. A $10,000 grant from Bridgeway Capital was especially welcome."
"Thanks to $10,000 in grants from Bridgeway Capital and Neighborhood Allies, Pierre and his small team are feeding hundreds of Pittsburghers from Thursday to Sunday. Now, Pierre is cooking out of a full-service kitchen at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District with food provided by food banks and organizations like 412 Food Rescue."
“Our COVID-19 Response Fund makes patient and responsive capital available to sustain small businesses and nonprofits that may not be adequately supported by other economic recovery efforts,” said T.J. Bogdewic, President and CEO, Bridgeway Capital, in the statement. “Now, more than ever, our region needs patient capital to ensure that the potential of all communities and entrepreneurs persists through the present crisis.”
Our COVID-19 Response Fund makes patient and responsive capital available to sustain small businesses and nonprofits that may not be adequately supported by other economic recovery efforts,” T.J. Bogdewic, Bridgeway president and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Now, more than ever, our region needs patient capital to ensure that the potential of all communities and entrepreneurs persists through the present crisis.”
Protohaven is partnering with the medical relief organization Global Links on safe handling procedures, and hopes to distribute shields through soft goods manufacturer Day Owl (formerly Thread). It has received support on the project from Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator and the Hillman Foundation.
"A team led by Katie Johnson, from the Creative Business Accelerator at Bridgeway Capital, and Knotzland founder and owner Nisha Blackwell has been developing the Origins program through close collaboration with these makers. The goal? To create a support program to help makers of color grow their fledgling businesses."
"With 11 employees on her payroll and desperate for cash flow, Ms. Flanagan on Wednesday morning called her lender, Bridgeway Capital. By that afternoon, Bridgeway had decided to waive payments on Community Kitchen’s five-year $150,000 loan for three months. Nonprofit lenders like Bridgeway, with a deep social mission to support businesses in the Pittsburgh region, were among the first to offer relief to small enterprises that have been smacked hard by the economic fallout."
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"Beyond the aesthetic value of work by local makers, Katie Schaible, design and development specialist at Monmade, pointed out that buying items like light fixtures and bar tops from makers with fully local supply chains can help a development qualify for LEED certification."
"Stylist Sonia McKoy will moderate the afternoon panel discussion on financial resources for Pittsburgh makers with Adam Kenney of Bridgeway Capital’s Craft Business Accelerator;"
As a computer programmer, Mr. Nicol began toying with analog synthesizers more than a decade ago and became part of a Pittsburgh network of people of similar interests. His hobby grew into a basement business in 2011. In recent years, he’s moved operations to a 1,500-square-foot warehouse enterprise zone at 7800 Susquehanna St., Homewood.