When Eskender Aseged opened the doors of his new upscale eatery Radio
Africa and Kitchen in the heart of one of San Francisco's poorest
neighborhoods, it was with the blessing of City Hall. It is the latest joint effort
between city officials, small business owners, and community developers
hoping to transform the neighborhoods of Bayview and Hunter's Point into
thriving communities within the next decade.
For the first time ever, New York University recently held an NYU
Entrepreneurs Festival. It was a two-day event at NYU's Washington
Square campus that kicked off with a keynote speech by Dennis Crowley,
founder of web and mobile application company Foursquare. It also
featured a series of panels and guest speakers.