SBA: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights Resiliency and Recovery

Prominent small business investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors address nearly 50,000 attendees The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that this year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit drew more than 47,000 participants for the three-day virtual summit. Attendees heard from celebrity business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and lead advisors from across the small business […]

CDFI Fund: Virtual Public Meeting of the CDFI Fund’s Advisory Board Will Be Held on September 30th

In light of the recent White House announcement naming private-sector members of the Community Development Advisory Board (Advisory Board), the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is convening a meeting of the the Advisory Board from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 30, 2021. This meeting will […]

FDIC: Three Winning Teams Selected in FDITECH Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of three winning teams in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The tech sprint’s evaluation panel selected the following organizations as winners in the following categories: Category […]

SBA: President Biden Proclaims September 12-18 as National Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2021 National Small Business Week celebrations will officially commence next week with a three-day virtual summit. SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman will kick off the national event on Monday, September 13, addressing nearly 30,000 registered participants during the educational, training, and networking event. This year’s free event will spotlight the […]

FDIC: Second Annual Academic Challenge Launched Focusing on the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Banking Sector

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the launch of the agency’s Second Annual Academic Challenge, a competition among teams of university and college students to address questions concerning the U.S. banking sector. The topic for this year’s challenge is “The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Banking Sector.” FDIC Chairman […]

OCC: Virtual Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for September 21st

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced it will host a virtual public meeting of the Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC) on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The MDIAC […]

SBA: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Event Schedule for September 13-15 Announced

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit event schedule is set. This annual event, happening September 13-15, 2021, honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced National Small Business Week in a news release last month. The free, three-day conference […]

FDIC: FDITECH Opens Registration for Tech Sprint to Measure and Test Bank Resilience

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today opened the registration period to participate in a tech sprint designed to identify and develop measures, data, and other capabilities to understand how resilient banks are to major disruptions. This tech sprint is intended to be the first of several focused on how […]

FDIC: FDITECH Selects Eight Teams in Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of eight teams to participate in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s tech lab, FDITECH, launched Breaking Down Barriers: Reaching the Last Mile of the Unbanked on […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Launches STEM Talent Challenge to Fuel Nation’s Growing Innovation

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) STEM Talent Challenge to support programs to train science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent and fuel regional innovation economies across the nation. The $2 million STEM Talent Challenge will provide funding for work-and-learn programs […]