43North, City of Buffalo, and ECIDA team up to bring

EGF teamed up with 43North, the City of Buffalo, and ECIDA  to bring "The Pitch," a new business plan competition for minority- and women-owned businesses in Erie County, NY. The entrepreneurs presented their business plans on October 20th and collectively took home $20,000 in prizes.  Thank you to these business owners for their preparation and hard work and congratulations to each!   $10,000 WINNER: Karibu News Rubens Mukunzi, owner We applaud Rubens [...]

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JPMorgan Chase Commits Over $3.5 Million for Small Business Growth in NYC

The Commitment to NYC is Part of the Firm’s $125 Million National Campaign   New York, October 19, 2016 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced today more than $3.5 million to support both a collaborative of New York City community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to give local small businesses more access to capital, as well as a separate initiative for CDFI credit unions focused on an innovation and product expansion that will improve their work and reach [...]

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Excelsior Growth Fund in the News - Pace University

Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) was recently featured at a conference hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Pace University’s Small Business Development Center. The conference sought to provide information and resources to small businesses that are overlooked by mainstream banks for accessing funds. Excelsior Growth Fund was one of six Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) present at the conference, each sharing in their mission of providing financial services [...]

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