Alex Forrester is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Rising Tide Capital, a New Jersey nonprofit committed to the economic empowerment of low-income families and communities through entrepreneurship. In his role, Forrester is driven by an interest in high-performing social enterprises. He is passionate about organizational infrastructure, systems architecture, and outcome measurement, as well as the role that values and culture play in creating long-term systems change.
Since its inception, Rising Tide Capital has achieved national recognition for its approach to economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. Lauded by Forbes, the White House, CNN, and the World Economic Forum, the organization now works with over 1,000 entrepreneurs per year across six cities in New Jersey. Rising Tide Capital has also recently launched a national replication initiative to license its model for use by other organizations in cities across the US.
Forrester’s work in social justice, entrepreneurship, and micro-finance focuses on use of strategic philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to respond to the challenges of systemic oppression, social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic inclusion in the new, automated economy of the 21st century. Alex is a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Postmodern Philosophy and Theology.
February 12, 2019
With the Shutdown Looming Again, Lawmakers Should Remember Microbusinesses are Resilient, not Unbreakable
A recent CNBC article detailed how many small businesses that were adversely affected by the shutdown are struggling to move on.