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Could your credit union support entrepreneurs and change the world?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could make the world a better place and support entrepreneurship?

It’s definitely possible. I learned this recently visiting UnLtd USA in Austin, Texas. UnLtd USA is a nonprofit that seeks out, funds and supports social entrepreneurs – individuals whose business ideas seek to create social, environmental and/or civic change.

I was lucky to talk with UnLtd USA staff and even one of their recent “investees” (East Side Compost Pedallers). Their model is simple: UnLtd USA looks for capable entrepreneurs with demonstrable impact and then builds an “ecosystem of support” around them. It’s a method that’s apparently working and growing. The USA is the first domestic chapter of this organization as they have a presence in places such as India, South Africa, Thailand and other countries around the world.

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