Dear Friends,

I hope that you have been keeping an eye on our website. Here are some tips to help you navigate:

  • The homepage is designed to introduce our mission, help visitors find our e-newsletters, and enjoy some impact stories.
  • The MARKETS page presents customized content for our strategic areas of impact focus.
  • OUR MODEL page summarizes Commonwealth's three-tiered approach to offering high quality deal flow.
  • OUR COMPANIES page showcases our for-profit investments and nonprofit partnerships.
  • And the DISCOVER page offers some interesting research and thought leadership material.

We do our best to add new content each week and we’ll continued to use these e-newsletters to direct readers to the most compelling material.

My best,

Jay F. Hein
Managing Director
2021 Florida Showcase
& Pitch Competition

Embarc Collective | Tampa, Florida 
Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Showcase highlight reel
  • Company pitches
  • Photo gallery
  • Game day program

Below please find recent news about Commonwealth’s portfolio companies, investors, and scholars.
John Handelsman Launches Commonwealth Ventures
To fuel Commonwealth’s mission to provide high quality deal flow for faith-inspired impact investors, we created Commonwealth Ventures to sponsor impact investing opportunities that demonstrate excellent economics and superior social impact.  John Handelsman has been recruited to serve as CEO of Commonwealth Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonwealth’s 501c3 parent organization. John has 35 years of experience in specialty finance, strategic leadership, and consulting.  Most recently, he was the Chairman and CEO of a boutique innovation consultancy to the F500 in the CPG, Food & Beverage, and Financial Services industries.  He is also a longtime board member of JH Ranch and a former executive pastor.
COhatch Opens Gateway at Ohio State University
Commonwealth Ventures' debut investment company COhatch recently opened a one-of-kind business incubator to organize and orchestrate a new generation of entrepreneurs and companies utilizing technology to improve the world. The flagship location is located in the heart of Ohio State University’s campus with plans to build a Gateway in each city market. COhatch selected Commonwealth and the Minority Entrepreneurship Institute as two of the Gateway’s core partners.
Impact Stories

Please visit the Impact Stories page on Commonwealth’s website to learn about our high-performing entrepreneurs. Visitors to this page are enabled to navigate the stories via the impact categories also found on OUR COMPANIES page.
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