Today we heard a little about design entrepreneurism from our guests Ben Barry, Brian Singer and Cesar Chin. No sooner did I arrive back at the office than I stumbled upon an inititative called The Designer Fund.
The Designer Fund is essentially a community of designers who invest in other designer-founders through mentorship, funding and networking. Designers apply for an investment, which is then peer-reviewed by the designer community. Winning applicants are matched mentors, investors and venture capital. The focus is on designers whose success in business creates positive social impact, with preference given to those who utilize new technology. Check them out.