Hey Change Nation! This is the fourth week in July of our series featuring the ‘Best of SCN’! Focused on taking you back to some of our early days in podcasting, I believe this interview will be interesting to many. This week we discuss an area of social entrepreneurship that Social Change Nation is very passionate about: Urban Innovation. Clara Brenner, the founder and director of the Tumml has been able to change urban cities and for good with her non-profit urban venture accelerator Tumml! Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. With a hands-on approach, Tumml provides entrepreneurs with the tools to help scale their impact and enhance quality of life in cities everywhere. Clara shares many stories of urban impact ventures that have solved community issues in unique ways with the help of Tumml. She explains the importance of meaningful mentorships, raising capital, and picking the right legal structure to the success of an urban impact social enterprise. The main goal of Tumml is to help develop these startup organizations to where they are solving community’s problems in their own city in a way that can be applied to cities across the country.
Clara recognizes that in order to make meaningful changes in urban communities, there needed to be a different solutions than the abundance of traditional non-profits or charities that have similar approaches. That is where she got the name Tumml, which is Yiddish for “shake up”.
How will you be an urban innovator and shake up your community in 2015?
Tune in next Wednesday to continue our ‘Best of SCN’ series!
1.) What is one book we should all read?
–Age of Gold by H.W. Brands
2.) What is your favorite tool you are using to grow Tumml?
3.) What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
4.) What is the First thing we can all do right now to start change the world?
-Look to see what innovators are out there and support them!
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