Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

CO.STARTERS

A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. Despite suffering significant economic loss which spawns a culture of grim survival, a growing number of communities are beginning to break free of the past in an unexpected comeback. In just the past few years, our team has had the privilege of working alongside over 600 of them, wrestling through the unique challenges and opportunities in their 151 communities. Each community is different.

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.

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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.

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?

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.

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

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.

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

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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?

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

The Glue that Makes a Community Stick

This is going to be BIG.

Cheaper rents could make it a great place for the creative community and there''s no reason why it shouldn''t become as popular a destination for out of town events the same way that Austin has. What was harder to figure out how to do--and something no one ever really thinks about on the economic development side, is community. Community isn''t just something you create by setting up a place to have coffee or to work. Personal communities like that are not built overnight.

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.

How VCs, Accelerators, and Coworking Spaces Put Communities in Buildings vs. Buildings in Communities

This is going to be BIG.

I'll bet you don't know where the Center of NY's Tech Community and Center of Creativity is. In fact, it is "well-known internationally as the original home of New York's technology community.". What you had with 55 Broad was a case of trying to thrust a building into the community without necessarily seeding and connecting the community to the building. VCs and fulltime angels bring a lot more than just money to the communities they invest in.

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.

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities???with $15 million to?

Both Sides of the Table

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities?—?with It’s clear things have changed for good and the need for managing remote communities of employees, customers and partners has become ever more important. they are communities and tribes.

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

Funding Friday: The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

So for today’s funding friday, I am encouraging everyone to do what I did this morning – make a donation to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Relief Fund. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that when this is all over, I can’t wait to go to my favorite restaurants and enjoy their hospitality and food. If they are able to re-open. While many industries are facing difficult times in this crisis, the restaurant and hospitality industry is particularly hard hit.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. I believe the next 20 years will be an excited time of regeneration for Cincinnati and many more progressive communities across the country. It really only needs a few community leaders to kick things off and land a community on a map.

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.

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.

This YLAI Fellow is influencing sustainable behavior in his Dominican Republic community

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Green Depot , based in the Dominican Republic, aims to make the planet, and his community members, more eco-conscious. At Green Depot, we manufacture biodegradable tableware, using naturally fallen palm leaf, collected by the local community. By Jewelle Saunders.

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?

Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community

GAN

A Strong Community. ” “Without community, this would all be a lonely road.” The post Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community appeared first on GAN. We just finished the first leg of the GAN Momentum Tour in Pittsburgh.

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities

TechStars

Marc Nager, Co-founder of Startup Weekend, and Dave Mayer, Founder of Aspen Entrepreneurs, are pros at building ‘non-urban’ startup communities. Marc is the Co-founder of Startup Weekend, the former CEO of UP Global before it was acquired by Techstars, and Techstars Chief Community Officer after the acquisition. You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to start a successful company.

Putting Microlending into Practice: A Community Case Study

CO.STARTERS

Here’s how one community organization works to bridge the awareness and availability gap for small business starters that need funding. • • •. The Revolving Loan Program , created in partnership with the Welch Group Foundation and Venture South, a local community development financial institution, makes small traditional loans. Accion is a nationwide, nonprofit lending network of community development financial institutions (CDFI) that make microloans. By Rich Bailey.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions. Whatever you’re trying to brand – your company, your community or yourself – this is the first exercise I would recommend that you start with. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

Back in 2006, when I started working on putting together some community groups for entrepreneurs and tech people, I looked for a better name to reference this collection of people. Tech community" seemed too much about people soldering things together and writing code. I wanted someone who was experimenting with computer controlled LEDs as an art form to feel part of the community as well--which is why I started referring to it as the "Innovation Community".