With the League of Kitchens, founder Lisa Gross is demonstrating that great businesses come together like great meals, with bold vision, skill, and a flair of inventiveness. Through her unique culinary classes, Gross provides a true New York experience while doing social good. Hopefully soon she will also be turning a handy profit.
In 2012, Alec Duffy established JACK, a Clinton Hill-based arts center that aims to reflect the diversity of the 21st century. He then quickly learned just how hard it can be to raise money for a new, untested project. Now with an established three-year track record, Duffy hopes to use his experience to tap the big funding sources while also advocating for seed funding for start-ups.