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Spring Logo 2016 Impact Annual Report

UpSpring advances mission oriented, values based, market-driven efforts that lead to healthy communities.

100% income from triple bottom line businesses (including other B Corps), non-profits, government, and community organizations.
100%
consulting helps build sustainable communities.
UpSpring Impact 2016

Spring Logo  Enterprise Development

Upspring 2016 impact

 Meow Wolf had a great year, becoming New Mexico’s top 2016 startup, with nearly 400,000 visits in its first year, revitalizing an overlooked neighborhood and tapping UpSpring's Drew Tulchin as CFO. 2017 brings the launch of Meow Wolf Creative Studios!
New Way Homes New Way Homes launched a fund for privately funded workforce housing, urgently needed in the Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay, CA region for the diverse community of today and the economic development of tomorrow.
Project Equity Project Equity is a national social venture that helps communities retain small businesses by a transition to employee ownership.
Learn more here how UpSpring works with mission-driven entrepreneurs on their ideas, market development and investment plan. We embrace the principles of Slow Money for the democratization of capital access. 

Spring Logo  Empowerment

 
NLC UpSpring taught 8 webinars for business development and funding, focused on self-sufficiency and sovereignty for native people through the Native Learning Center.
Feasibility Studies         Strategic Planning
New Trends in Capital

We support Direct Origin Trading, a company that directly sources specialty coffee from a network of Colombian farmers who sustainably harvest micro-lots, improving workers’ conditions, building ownership, and increasing compensation.

Spring Logo  Innovation

Blue Economy Challenge 2016

With Innovation Xchange and Second Muse Drew Tulchin (2nd from left) traveled to Australia for the Blue Economy Challenge Aquacelerator, advancing emerging sustainable innovations in aquaculture.
  

Confluence Rainmaker Cooperative With Confluence Philanthropy, advanced investing in Native communities with the
launch of the new Rainmakers Investment Collaborative.


Spring Logo  About Our People


Former intern Will Nielsen wrote two blogs on Inclusive Business:
Inclusive Business, Your New Business Philosophy? 
Inclusive Business: Close to Your Home
After UpSpring, Will received his MPA from Cornell University.
He works as an independent consultant, including clients  International Finance Corporation and World Bank Group.

Thanks to all 2016 interns, including Xander Mojarrab
and Sophia Thompson.
Business Philosophy

Partnering with David Breecker Associates, assisting Santa Fe County efforts to update an Agricultural Resource Inventory of local food and water providers and support resources.

Support Partnership for Responsible Business and SecondMuse to launch the Best for New Mexico Challenge in 2017.


Spring Logo  Giving Back

Standing Rock Water Protectors
We stand with Standing Rock!  Donate
My Change Roundup  Learn more
Breakthrough Collaborative  Learn More
Chimera  Donate

Spring Logo  B Corps

For the fourth year in a row, UpSpring was named a  “Best for the World” Small Business.

Read more about all 2016 Best for the World Honorees.

See UpSpring's complete B Corp Profile
(summary is below).
UpSpring Best for the World
B Corp profile
Have a good blog story? Get in touch to be featured!

UpSpring is a consulting firm supporting the design, growth, profitability, and measurement of mission driven, market leveraging, and values based ventures across New Mexico, throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Use the power of the marketplace for good.


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