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Lupe Fiasco Starts Nonprofit to 'Kick-Start Neighborhood-Based Entrepreneurship'

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Lupe Fiasco performs with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 25, 2015.

Lupe Fiasco is turning his political lyrics into action with his new non-profit, the Neighborhood Start Fund. 

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Co-founded by Waze head of global partnerships Di-Ann Eisnor, the fund is intended to bring start-up culture (and funding) to under-served communities as a way to create a "local micro-economic engine."

The fund's first focus is Brownsville, Brooklyn -- right now, they're soliciting ideas for start-ups that "must solve a real problem or unmet need and be able to be prototyped or piloted" on their site. Finalists will participate in a live pitch event on Nov. 13. Those whose projects are chosen will receive access workshops, mentoring, and funding to help make their ideas a reality.

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Learn more about the Neighborhood Start Fund here.