Upstart Co-Lab partners with Small Change
for the creative economy

Small Change, a crowdfunding platform that helps developers finance socially-responsible real estate projects, offers impact investing opportunities direct to everyday investors.

Upstart Co-Lab is partnering with Small Change to spotlight creative places – multi-tenant housing, workspace, co-packing and retail real estate projects that target creatives and benefit their neighbors – and make it easier for impact investors to access opportunities like:

  • 3451 Benning, a food hall incubator in a D.C. food desert
  • 1476 Magazine Street, an artist-run, worker-owned bed and breakfast in New Orleans
  • Golaski Labs, a mixed-use community node of office space for minority businesses, a restaurant and smart-tech residences in Philadelphia
  • Liberty Bank Building, an historic building converted into a coworking flagship in Pittsburgh
Visit Creative Economy @ Small Change


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