A loan of $10,000 helped finance my administrative, legal and rent expenses.

Elizabeth's story

I grew up in the suburbs north of New York City and was an active and rambunctious child. My brother and I frequently played in our neighborhood stream trying to catch small fish, worms and other critters. My world was filled with outdoor forts, soccer balls and skinned knees from rollerblading.

Growing up with two doctors as parents, I was always drawn to service. In college, I studied Mechanical Engineering and spent a summer in Rajasthan, northwest India, working for an environmental nonprofit building rainwater harvesting systems. I followed this up with another stint abroad moving to La Plata, Argentina after college to build solar water heaters for food banks.

Last June, I graduated with my MBA from MIT Sloan. I returned to school to pursue a more creative path looking to bridge my interests in development, business, and design. In the fall of 2014 while at MIT, I co-chaired Hacking Arts, a conference that explores the intersection of arts, entrepreneurship and technology. In the spring of 2015, I met my now cofounders, a passionate group of artists, diplomats and business folk, through an independent study aiming to create a sustainable business using public art. We believe that the insertion of art and beauty can transform communities and change public narrative. My dedication to creativity has only grown since.

This loan is special because:

It supports a woman entrepreneur promoting artistic expression in NYC.

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About limeSHIFT

Industry: Arts
Years in operation: 6 months - 1 year
Website: limeshift.com


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