Davis Smith, CEO of Cotopaxi, a sustainably sourced outdoor gear and clothing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, exemplifies how entrepreneurship can make a difference in people’s lives. Nine years ago, he founded Cotopaxi as a certified benefit corporation with the goal of helping underserved communities worldwide. Since its launch, Cotopaxi—known for its colorful […]
Washington, D.C. and its suburbs are some of the last areas in the country still under stay-at-home orders. Officials in Montgomery County, Md., and Northern Virginia have said re-opening of nonessential businesses may finally begin at the end of this week. In Silver Spring, Md., photographer Lisa Helfert started capturing the responses of small business […]
America Needs to Build Better Systems for Emerging Entrepreneurs.
Four-year-old JJ had been rejected from seven foster families when he landed at the home of Sam Walker and her husband, Daniel Conrad, therapeutic foster parents in Oklahoma City. “He was doing OK,” Walker says, recounting the story to a group of fellow entrepreneurs gathered around the table at a local accelerator, StitchCrew. Each entrepreneur […]