The Fast Company Innovation Festival in NYC featured Upstart Co-Lab. Why Investing in the Creative Economy Is the Future of Social Good included  artist innovator Robert Karimi, co-founder of ethical fashion platform Zady Maxine Bédat, and impact investor Jack Meyercord in conversation with Upstart’s founding partner Laura Callanan. Read Why Impact Investing Funds Need To Invest In Creativity in Fast Company magazine to learn more.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and Upstart Co-Lab hosted a discussion of Creative Places & Businesses: Catalyzing Growth in Communities ahead of SOCAP17. Nearly 200 attendees from community development, impact investing, and the creative community came together to discuss Upstart’s recent report, and to hear speakers from ImpactUs, Enterprise Community Partners, RSF Social Finance, Meow Wolf and elsewhere describe what’s required to unleash more capital for creativity. Read the full session recap.