PCV-advised company InterSchola was recently recognized as one of America’s most promising social enterprises by Bloomberg Business Week. The top social enterprise will be decided by a vote. Please take a second and vote for InterSchola today!
From the Bloomberg Business Week article – InterSchola sells surplus goods for school districts and public agencies on EBay (EBAY), turning unwanted assets into cash. Bidders can buy old food-service equipment, portable buildings, computers, tractors, fire trucks, “you name it,” says founder and president Melissa Rich. InterSchola handles the process from start to finish, determining what will sell, getting approvals from officials, posting descriptions, and ensuring buyers get what they bought. InterSchola takes a cut of about 35 percent; the school or agency gets the rest—about $15 million over the past eight years—“for stuff they were previously paying to have hauled away as trash,” says Rich.
Check out the entire list of America’s most promising social enterprises here.