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Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to women’s health and reproductive care

New York’s Twentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn’t had access. 

The mission to provide women who are Medicaid or underinsured should not be deprived of the same kinds of care that patients who have more income security or better healthcare coverage enjoy, according to the company’s founder, Amy Fan.

The mission, and the company’s technology, have managed to convince a slew of investors who have poured $5.1 million in seed funding into the new startup. Third Prime led the round, which included investments from Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC, and angel investors like Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.

“Women who are on Medicaid, who are underinsured or without health insurance often struggle to find access to reproductive health

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The Music Center Announces $25 Million Gift from Philanthropists Tina and Jerry Moss to Benefit Programming and Enhance Access to Arts Experiences

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Music Center today announced it received a $25 million gift from Tina and Jerry Moss to benefit new programming initiatives. With this gift, the arts organization will establish an annual, free summer concert, open to all, to be held outdoors on the newly named Jerry Moss Plaza, located at The Music Center; sustain and enhance The Music Center’s commitment to free and low-cost events; and formally launch arts partnerships with community organizations to help uplift artists and their work, with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC ) artists. Jerry Moss, a longtime Music Center supporter since 1968, is the legendary music executive who co-founded A&M Records with partner Herb Alpert and guided the careers of major artists, including Quincy Jones, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Sting and Janet Jackson, among countless other music

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Major gift from Lee-Moore Capital will expand access to Launch Chapel Hill

An expanded hub of innovation services for local startups

Launch Chapel Hill startups will also receive greater access to innovation services and resources through Innovate Carolina, which is the University-wide initiative for innovation and entrepreneurship that manages the accelerator and workspace with the town and county. Many of these resources are available through Innovate Carolina’s campus and regional network of program partners. These include mentors connected to the Carolina Angel Network, professional service providers, investors and entrepreneurial alumni. Launch Chapel Hill adds to an already significant hub of services provided directly by Innovate Carolina, including startup consulting, design thinking, patent/market landscape research, competitive analysis, startup accelerator and coworking spaces, social innovation programs and data impact services. These resources bolster Launch Chapel Hill startups during the difficult economic period caused by the coronavirus pandemic while attracting more businesses and foot traffic to downtown Chapel Hill.

“The startup accelerator programming and workspaces

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J.P. Morgan and 55ip partner to deliver tax-efficient access to model portfolios (NYSE:JPM)

J.P. Morgan Asset Management and 55ip collaborate to provide advisors with the ability to easily and efficiently transition clients into J.P. Morgan model portfolios using 55ip’s automated tax technology.

“As the adoption of models continues to gather steam, our partnership with 55ip will make it easier for advisors to transition to diversified model portfolios in a tax-efficient manner so they can focus on building their business and helping clients achieve their goals,” said Andrea Lisher, Head of Americas Client, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “This new platform is testament to our continued focus on harnessing best-in-class technologies to improve the advisor experience and solve client needs.”

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Women entrepreneurs in Kenyan industry struggle to access credit – study

NAIROBI, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Raising start-up capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs in Kenya’s key manufacturing sector, with banks requiring collateral that most of them do not have, a study said on Tuesday.

Manufacturing contributes about 10% of Kenya’s gross domestic product but women account for only 17% of the sector’s workforce, according to the study by the International Centre for Research on Women and Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

Most women work or run businesses in the informal economy, and face numerous difficulties including pay and promotion disparities as well as obstacles in accessing information, technology and finance to expand their enterprises.

“While government initiatives encourage enterprise development, most respondents reported difficulties in accessing those funds. Instances of sexual exploitation in exchange for credit facilities and compliance clearances were mentioned,” the report said.

As a result, most

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