FAQ

What is ComCapLearn?

ComCapLearn is a library of local economy resources, focused on bringing you the tools and knowledge to cultivate local investments in local businesses. Tap into a nationwide network of leaders in the community capital movement, dedicated to moving our money away from Wall Street and into our local neighborhoods. ComCapLearn is brought to you by Hatch Innovation and the National Coalition for Community Capital, NC3. Let’s dig in.

ComCapLearn is produced by Amy Pearl, Collin Gabriel, Simon Love, Finn Terdal, and Danielle Olson, out of the Hatch Community Innovation Lab in Portland, Oregon. You can find out more about our platform and conferences for community capital at ComCap.us.

Don’t think of it as a series, think of it as a living library.

What’s a podcast? Is this a podcast?

Good questions! Dictionary.com explains “a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.”

Technically, ComCapLearn is a podcast, but due to the unique nature of its series and subscription value, is not available via Itunes. Rest assure, Hatch Innovation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit behind it all has another podcast, Hatch the Future, you can listen to for stories of social innovation on the ground.

What’s “ComCap”?

ComCap is short for “community capital”, which is capital that is sourced from the community to finance a business that serves that same community. In our case, we are focused on capital harnessed via intrastate securities crowdfunding exemptions. In Oregon, we refer to our crowd investing mechanism as the “community public offering,” like a mini direct public offering.

Other organizations in this space also use the term “community capital.” Here is a definition from BALLE:
“Community capital harnesses the financial wealth that exists within a region to support local, community-serving businesses and organizations, and keeps this wealth re-circulating for the benefit of the whole community.”  

Who is doing this?

ComCapLearn and ComCap Conference are presented by Hatch Innovation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable people to build enterprises that improve communities.

Who should subscribe?

ComCapLearn offers a platform for those engaged in community capital, which includes economic developers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and all those interested in bringing capital back to their communities by investing locally.

When will I pay?

You will be automatically billed $5 when you sign up, and every month following.

Why should I listen?

Tap into a network of people across the USA who are leading this movement, moving money away from Wall Street and into our local neighborhoods.

What is the cancellation policy?

You can cancel at any time.

How can we become better friends?

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And if you’re in Portland, come visit us!