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. 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.

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. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

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

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.

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

TechStars

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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). Historically, people have used funding as a metric, but our community is a bit different. Community Voices Startup Weekend community leader

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. By Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars.

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.

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.

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).

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.". VCs and fulltime angels bring a lot more than just money to the communities they invest in.

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. You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to start a successful company.

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.

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. • • •. Accion is a nationwide, nonprofit lending network of community development financial institutions (CDFI) that make microloans. By Rich Bailey.

SeedFuel–Rowad, Flat6Labs, and Nest on the Bahrain Startup Community

GAN

Bahrain’s startup community is pleased to have the GAN Momentum Tour taking place in Manama, Bahrain! Being part of the GAN Community, we are thrilled and proud to be one of the hosts of the Manama Momentum Tour.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth

UBI Global

The post Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth appeared first on UBI Global. Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Edgar is one of the founding members of our ESHIP Communities Council in Kansas City. Challenging myself to give more, and not just take, led to me generating balance in my life, my family, and my community.

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.

One man’s mission to renew Ecuadorian communities after a natural disaster

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

2016 YLAI Fellow Marco Mendieta is working hard to develop the small business community of Ecuador and regenerate the economy following the devastating earthquake of 2016. By Jewelle Saunders.

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.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. She is a member of our ESHIP Communities Council in Kansas City. A: When I moved back to Kansas City from undergrad and grad school (Atlanta and Chicago), I craved the community I felt I had in those places.

Community Spotlight: Wheeling Heritage // Wheeling, Virginia

Co Starters

Local ventures pitch their ideas to community members, who vote for their favorites. The post Community Spotlight: Wheeling Heritage // Wheeling, Virginia appeared first on CO.STARTERS®. Community Spotlight Features

Clearing a Path Toward Equity Through Entrepreneurship

Co Starters

By partnering with two collaborative national networks, community builders in New Kensington, PA were able to provide more equitable entrepreneurship opportunities for local residents. New Kensington, and many rust belt communities like it, make for prime locations for economic renaissance.

Accessibility as an Advantage in Venture Capital: Why Creating Value for Everyone in the Community Wins

This is going to be BIG.

So come participate in the community we’re creating around Brooklyn Bridge Ventures I believe that the next generation of top companies are far more likely to be founded by people not on VC radars today.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Gerald Smith

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Gerald and his wife Dianna co-founded Plexpod, a coworking space where they champion entrepreneurs and the power of community to achieve success. ESHIP Communities

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. The Foundations of the Seattle startup community.

Creating a community and brand beyond the product

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In order to best exemplify the passion and perseverance the producers put into their work, David expands his organization and creates a community and a brand that extends beyond the transaction.

Connecting Women VCs: Building Community and a Better Future

TechStars

We circulate local lists amongst us, created Google spreadsheets and Whatsapp groups in an effort to create community, share deals, and support each other in a male-dominated industry. . More than 50% of all women in the VC ecosystem are part of the community.

Finding Community in NYC Tech Again

This is going to be BIG.

I started with a tweet from Jeff Namnum about how he joined the tech community. We haven't done one in NYC in a while, but moreover it feels like the sense of a common community we used to have in the early days of the tech community has been replaced by scale and a lot of heads down work. Sure, it's great that NYC has scaled into the second largest tech community in the world, with layers upon layers of knowledge and experience, successful growing companies, etc.,

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Building a startup community, or startup ecosystem, is no easy task and requires a lot of intentional work. An interconnected startup community is one that shares common values and whose interests support the entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the startup community as a whole.