SourceLink + National League of Cities – Impacting Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities

Source Link

Both communities recently participated in NLC’s City Innovation Ecosystems (CIE) program, offered in partnership with and support from the Kauffman Foundation. Entrepreneurial Communities Innovative Programs

Engaging Your Community

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Engaging Your Community. Community engagement is about involving the people you serve as beneficiaries and as partners in your mission. Learn about ways to foster community engagement. Community Engagement. Understand what community engagement is and why it’s important.

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Engaging Your Community

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Engaging Your Community. Community engagement is about involving the people you serve as beneficiaries and as partners in your mission. Learn about ways to foster community engagement. Community Engagement. Understand what community engagement is and why it’s important.

Inspiring Community Participation

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Inspiring Community Participation. I’m Jeff Franco, and this is “Inspiring Community Participation” to solve local problems. First, knowing your community and its needs. It is critically important that you get to know your community intimately. Community Needs Assessment.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Inspiring Community Participation

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Inspiring Community Participation. I’m Jeff Franco, and this is “Inspiring Community Participation” to solve local problems. First, knowing your community and its needs. It is critically important that you get to know your community intimately. Community Needs Assessment.

How to Create a Healthy Local Startup and Tech Community

This is going to be BIG.

That prediction obviously turned out pretty wrong, but it did drum up a whole lot of chatter about the right ingredients for building a startup community—about New York vs Boston on the East Coast and whether cities like Austin and Seattle would ever break through. Community isn’t organic.

The Startup Community Way

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend Brad Feld has updated his excellent book on startup ecosystems called Startup Communities. The updated and expanded book is called The Startup Community Way and it is available for pre-order on Amazon. This suggests to me that we will see tech entrepreneurship and innovation move even more broadly around the US and around the world this decade and The Startup Community Way can be a playbook for how to make that happen.

Building Community Immunity

CO.STARTERS

How do we continue our mission of supporting business starters and growing communities in the face of catastrophic circumstances? How do we support each other when the word “community” itself feels like a threat? How are you strengthening your community through crisis?

Growing a Living Community

CO.STARTERS

The event was an opportunity for communities supported by the growing entrepreneurial network to connect in an intimate setting to celebrate five years of growth and to collaborate on a vision for the next five years and beyond. Since its early work with creative entrepreneurs beginning in 2008 and relaunch as a scalable program and brand in 2013, CO.STARTERS has equipped more than 630 leaders across 190+ communities, impacting more than 10,000 starters.

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

Source Link

Small Business Administration first released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Community Navigator Pilot Program. What does the Community Navigator opportunity mean for my community or my organization? What is the SBA Community Navigator Model?

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

Source Link

We’re thrilled the SBA goes on to recommend that effective network building must also adopt a data-driven approach , something we’ve been championing with communities via our SourceLink Pro entrepreneurship CRM and decision support system and Resource Navigator technologies. The U.S.

When Community Works

GAN

At GAN, we often bring our global community of accelerators together in person in order to build relationships, share insights, and to not only work through challenges with their peers but to share their wins as a group. Unlike our community of accelerators, we’d never met these leaders. The post When Community Works appeared first on GAN. Proven Methods community gathering retreats startup studios studios

Create community: Advice on branding from YLAI Fellow Luisfer Pelayo

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When we start a brand, we rarely begin with thinking about the community around it. The question for many might be: Why create a community? In my experience, generating a community implies giving something extra. Identify and strengthen your community.

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Community of Cultivators: Edition 53

GCUC

The post Community of Cultivators: Edition 53 appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Community Coworking Trends Community Cultivators Blog SeriesHere at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people.

Community of Cultivators: Edition 45

GCUC

The post Community of Cultivators: Edition 45 appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Community Community Cultivators Blog SeriesY’all, this week’s interview is coming at you from our home state of TX.

What a community means in the modern world of startups

TechCrunch

“We believe that a thriving community is a company’s most valuable asset,” Community-led writes in its Declaration. “Community scales your business, resources and presence in ways that traditional marketing or advertising channels can’t.

5 Reasons to Be a Part of a Business Community

Smart Hustle Magazine

Being a part of the business community plays a critical role in the success of small business owners. If you look at the thriving small business owners, you will find that most of them are outstanding community players. Reasons to Be a Part of a Business Community.

How Business Can Revitalize a Community After Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He also trained community members to utilize technology as the area rebuilt. What might have spelled the end of a business for others barely fazed Saito, who drew strength from a community rebuilding once again. He organized free massages for senior community members.

Community Leader Spotlight: Kristopher Riley

TechStars

Seeing the support of the community and other like-minded people caused me to look back at my days starting Hype, and wonder what that would have been with a support system like the one I saw at Techstars Startup Weekend. Learning about the history of the organization, the global support system, and just the raw love of community gave me a new purpose and a great opportunity to give back. Startup Weekend community leader spotlightTell us a little about yourself. Who are you?

Community Solar

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

So we are reaching out to some community solar developers in NYC who have built out solar infrastructure that the community can participate in. I’ve been interested in community solar for a while now. Community solar works best when a consumer can receive a credit on their electrical bill for their community solar output.

Startup Community Engagement During Covid

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Much of what we do as startup community builders requires in-person interactions through workshops, meetups, and other events. But the Covid pandemic pushed the big pause button on in-person events that are the beating heart of many startup communities.

Meet a Community Leader: Greg Monterrosa, Los Angeles, CA

TechStars

Four years ago some friends and I organized the first Techstars Startup Weekend event in our community, the Conejo Valley (North Los Angeles). While I was away, Cal Lutheran University Center for Entrepreneurship—where we hosted our Techstars Startup Weekend—contacted me to help them bring their space to life and open its doors to community members, and Hub101 was born. Historically, people have used funding as a metric, but our community is a bit different. Who are you?

Startup Community to Local Corporations—Hey, I’m Over Here!

TechStars

Great startup communities have meaningful connections from every actor in the ecosystem. The problem with the corporation–startup community connection, or lack thereof, is that the value for each actor is many times not obvious. Every reasonably-sized startup community has formal and informal networking events. Community Voices Startup Week Startup Weekend Stronger Together corporations Startup startup community

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron

TechStars

These are both ventures that solve social problems—the founder of SeeSpray was concerned about the pesticides being sprayed on a neighboring orchard when her kids were playing outside, and CLOser tackles affordable housing and sustainable co-housing communities—and both, as Pascale notes, have “all female founders!” . Asia Community Voices Diversity Startup Weekend community leader spotlight new zealand Startup Women women entrepreneurs Women Founders

Wrap-up of the Startup Community Leaders Mission USA 2018

Startup Catalyst

The second Startup Community Leaders Mission to the USA took place from 11-18 March 2018, with 20 participants taking part, including 14 from 11 different regional towns in Queensland, 3 from Brisbane, one from Sydney, one from Adelaide, and one from New York (assisting the Beach City film crew). It also has a robust sense of community, and is a leading example of how robust startup communities can be built in regional areas. 2018 Startup Community

Entrepreneurs and Economic Developers Both Want to Make a Difference in their Community. Here are Practical Ways they Can Improve their Collaboration.

CO.STARTERS

The nature of the field often requires them to balance competing local political priorities in their quest to attract new employers and new jobs to their community. They create economic opportunities for their community by taking risk.

Investing In Distressed Communities. Opportunity Zones

Smart Hustle Magazine

Basically, this is the government's response to helping disadvantaged communities, but Scott helps explain to us why we should care and why it's important. These are considered vulnerable communities, or distressed communities. . The post Investing In Distressed Communities.

One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

He found his calling in environmental and human rights law and works to protect indigenous communities in his region. I think what I am most passionate about is having the opportunity to connect my interests, my career and experience with the change I want to achieve in my community.

Creating a community and brand beyond the product

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Wrapping up this three-part series on entrepreneur David Dávila, the YLAI Network gains insight to how David establishes a community and brand for his coffee company showcasing the rich history of Haiti and Nicaragua, by highlighting the talented producers and artists on the ground and by engaging with his customers through a variety of new and traditional platforms. The post Creating a community and brand beyond the product appeared first on Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

Leveraging Your Community and Networking Online

Smart Hustle Magazine

This conversation focused on community building, networking and how to do it virtually. Luminary helps advance women in the workforce through community no matter their job, industry, schooling or background. It happens through community building. Building Community the New Way.

ESHIP Communities

Forward Cities

The ESHIP Communities program is a community-driven approach for building entrepreneurial ecosystems that foster inclusion, relationships, collaboration, and social capital across networks of entrepreneurs and those who support them. The program supports the creation and evaluation of a repeatable, bottom-up approach to building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems. Home Slider

Creating a forever home for this Trinidadian community and the endangered animals within it

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Network team asked Rondell a few questions about his unique path to conservation and his role in his community, ensuring that all species are living in a healthy environment. What is your role in your community? I serve as a resource within my community.

Connect Your Startup Community through Content Creation

Ecosystem Builder Hub

There is another mechanism that ecosystem builders can use to have a huge impact connecting their communities—create and maintain an online hub of information about your startup community. There’s probably dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs and techies in your community who do know how.

HPA Welcomes New Marketing & Community Manager

Hyde Park Angels

The firm welcomes Cate LeSourd as HPA’s new Marketing & Community Manager to focus on driving and strengthening the HPA brand. The post HPA Welcomes New Marketing & Community Manager appeared first on HPA.

A New Network for Startup Community Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

There’s a new community network emerging to help entrepreneurial ecosystem builders connect, learn, and grow— Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Chef Esra England

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. A: I hope to see more development and opportunities for those from under-resourced communities in order to best serve the people. How has that impacted the community?