Buffalo, NY--Issue Media Group, in partnership with Launch NY, has launched UpstartNY, a digital publication highlighting entrepreneurship in Buffalo and the upstate New York region. Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), the City of Buffalo, M&T Bank, PathStone, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), John R. Oishei Foundation, and Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) provide support to UpstartNY. The first full issue of UpstartNY was published on [...]
Steve Cohen with New York SBA District Director Beth Goldberg
We are proud to announce that Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) has been recognized as the Financial Services Champion of The Year by the New York SBA District for our work as an innovator in providing loans and advisory services to New York State’s small businesses.
EGF President Steve Cohen accepted the award at a ceremony this week, along with eight other exemplary businesses and organizations recognized in various [...]
“We are proud to be partners with Excelsior Growth Fund in delivering valuable assistance in order to start and grow local small businesses,” Syracuse Small Business Association (SBA) executive director Bernard J. Paprocki said in a press release in February. Paprocki recently awarded a $750,000 check to Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) CEO Pat MacKrell for their dedication to helping businesses in New York grow.
Recently, EGF has started a microloan program to help [...]
“EGF doesn’t think business owners should have to sacrifice high-interest loan rates in order to secure capital,” says Women @ Forbes contributor Autumn Adeigbo. Earlier this month, Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) was featured in “Non-Traditional Funders Give Entrepreneurs A Leg Up” on Forbes. In the article, Adeigbo points out that 27% of businesses aren’t able to secure the funding necessary to run their business. We’re excited to be listed as one of the [...]
Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) was recently featured in an article produced by Nerdwallet, an online resource offering financial advice. The article features EGF as a part of Nerdwallet’s list of the 13 best nonprofit lenders in the U.S. It highlights nonprofit lenders as being beneficial to small business owners because of their mission-focused practices, ability to lend to start-ups, and offering of pro bono consulting and training to help businesses.
In addition to Excelsior Growth Fund [...]