2013 has been a year of tremendous growth for the entire Rising Tide Capital community. As we reflect on the past year and welcome even more growth in 2014, we would like to thank YOU--our community partners, funders, volunteers and our more than 700 entrepreneurs--for being with us every step of the way. 


We truly appreciate every donation, whether time or finances, in support of our mission to transform lives and communities through entrepreneurship. 


Join us to reflect on some of some of the landmarks you helped us achieve in 2013, and know that every success we have gained has been because of you, and your commitment to our work. Thank you! We appreciate your support more than we can say! 

We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to reconnecting with you in 2014.



The Rising Tide Capital Team 


PS Feel Free to tweet @RisingTideOrg with your Rising Tide Capital memories of 2013!


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2013 At a Glance 

Rising Tide Capital (RTC) co-founder and COO Alex Forrester pitched his way to a $50,000 first prize at the Q Conference in Los Angeles on April 16. He was one of just 12 nonprofit entrepreneurs in the program which supports business and social entrepreneurs who are motivated by their faith to advance the common good. 

Citi Award  
 In May, Rising Tide Capital won a $75,000 Citi Microfinance Award at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity's National  Conference in St. Louis, MO. RTC won in the category of "Microbusiness Development Organization" providing "Innovative Services" in low-income communities. 

New Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop selected Rising Tide Capital to appear in the CBS documentary, 'PGA TOUR 2013 Playing with a Purpose presented by Barclays'. Co-founders Alfa Demmellash and Alex Forrester-along with Rising Tide entrepreneurs Cazz Flemming, Angela Mc Knight, and Angelo Straquatanio-were featured in the show, which aired nationally on CBS on August 3.  



In June, Saint Peter's University and Rising Tide Capital signed a historic agreement which enables qualified graduates of Rising Tide Capital's 12-week Community Business Academy (CBA) to receive up to six college credits through prior learning experience from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Saint Peter's University.


This September, Rising Tide Capital launched its first-ever Community Business Academy session in Spanish--the newest of six classes taught throughout northern New Jersey. 

The class--which will graduate in January 2014--was facilitated by Fred Dominguez, a native Spanish speaker who has also taught the Community Business Academy in English for the past two years, and brings 40 years of combined business and banking experience to the program.

Rising Tide Capital co-hosted national and local leaders at  the "Growing Our Local Living Economies Summit" in November at the Hudson Community College Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City. Featured speakers included Mike Pearson of Union Packaging, Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance, and Judy Wicks author and co-founder of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.
In November, Rising Tide Capital  awarded three New Jersey entrepreneurs $22,500 in business financing at the Grand Finale of the Start Something Challenge Business Pitch Competition in Jersey City.
On December 10, more than 300 entrepreneurs and community leaders gathered at the Mac Mahon Student Center at Saint Peter's University to celebrate entrepreneurship at the Start Something Champions Gala hosted by Rising Tide Capital.
Please note that the Rising Tide Capital office is 
closed for the holidays, and will reopen on January 2, 2014