Back in September of last year, we wrote about the value for small businesses becoming a Benefit Corporation as the new session for the Kentucky General Assembly was ramping up and House Bill 35 was still being shaped. Now we find ourselves on the tail end of the 2017 se...

4 April 2017

It’s officially been two years since Louisville became a Kiva City. Kiva was relatively unknown locally when the first full-time fellow arrived in Louisville, but community response to the new funding tool was overwhelmingly positive.

22 November 2016

We are excited to announce that we recently invested in San Francisco-based Bright Funds.

28 September 2016

Last week, we mentioned our involvement as an equity sponsor of the 2015 Village Capital FinTech Cohort. We pre-committed $50,000 to the top-two peer-selected companies within the cohort, and we are excited to announce the companies selected were Quotanda and Student Loa...

28 July 2016

Kiva, the non-profit platform that crowdfunds 0% microloans for small businesses, will soon fund its 50th local loan. Supporters celebrated that fact in a gathering at theCommunity Foundation of Louisville on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

28 October 2015

One year ago Access Ventures purchased and renovated an abandoned repair shop and turned it The Park, a co-working community in Shelby Park. The Park was created to provide access to affordable workspace and a new path for workers looking for a nontraditional office envi...

26 October 2015

We are excited to announce that we have recently commissioned Gibbs Rounsavall, a Louisville artist and teacher at Fairdale High School, to design and paint our third mural in Louisville’s Shelby Park neighborhood.

11 August 2015

Over the next 12 months, Reese Neader, a native of Columbus, Ohio, will be working as a Kiva  Fellow to help engage the people of Columbus by building a community of trustees, borrowers,  and lenders on an online platform called Kiva Zip. Kiva Fellowships are typically 4...

9 June 2015

In November of 2014 Louisville became the 9th Kiva City ahead of both NYC and San Francisco scheduled to launch later in 2015. In just one year the Louisville region has seen over $170,000 in 0% interest loans to small businesses through the Kiva Zip platform.

1 April 2015

Kiva announced the launch of Kiva City Louisville on November 24, 2014. Access Ventures was one of the many strategic partners in launching Louisville as the 9th Kiva City in America.

10 March 2015