Interise receives UEDA Award of Excellence for Talent and Innovation in Economic Development


Recognized as original, scalable, and sustainable solution by university economic development leaders

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA – October 10, 2017Interise, the go-to partner with a proven model for accelerating small business growth in lower income communities, was presented with an Award of Excellence at the University Economic Development Association’s Annual (UEDA) Summit. Interise was selected as a best practice initiative in university-based economic development for its StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program, partnership model, and C3 initiative. 

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New Interise Partnership Launches RiseUp Springfield

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July 10, 2017 (Springfield, MA) – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the Association of Black Business & Professionals (ABBP), and the Springfield Regional Commerce, in collaboration with Interise, announce ‘RiseUp Springfield’.

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Greenville Chamber of Commerce Program Launch

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January 20, 2017. This week, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce introduced its first Minority Business Accelerator cohort, partnering with Interise to help small business owners grow their businesses using the StreetWise™ 'MBA' curriculum. Interise is thrilled to have a new partner and to further expand our network of impact!

Greenville Chamber: "Let's do something that matters today." 

READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE: Greenville Chamber Announces New Business Accelerator Participants, Award Winners

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Interise Announces New Partnership with The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

The Interise network grows stronger with our first ever state-wide partnership! Our partner, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, will power the program, NEW VIRGINIA Scaling4Growth, with the StreetWise 'MBA'TM curriculum.

"Executive Education is the key differentiator for businesses experiencing exponential growth...This is the Commonwealth's investment in a partnership to grow small businesses through development opportunities," states the Agency Director, Tracey G. Wiley.

READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to Support Established Local Businesses in Achieving Growth

2015-05-21 ImpactMBA Blog


May 21, 2015


I have been doing research and teaching in the social impact field for fifteen years and have met countless social sector leaders over the course of my career. While I am always impressed by the good intentions and the drive of these leaders, only on rare occasions will I find a ‘needle in a haystack’. A leader that works [...]

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US Poverty Rate Hasn’t Changed in 50 Years; How Can We Address It?

June 10, 2015


During a speech at Georgetown University this past May, President Obama voiced the need to resume the War on Poverty, expressing the 40% drop in the poverty rate since its inception. It is true that in 1950 the poverty rate stood at a staggering 32.3%, but the fact that the percentage of those in poverty has remained the same since[...]