What makes a successful and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem? (Part 2)

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The essence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem is its people and the culture of trust and collaboration that allows them to interact successfully. An ecosystem that allows for the fast flow of talent, information, and resources helps entrepreneurs quickly find what they need at each stage of growth. – Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook Draft 3.0 Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

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A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. Entrepreneurial culture is changing. 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. A new type of entrepreneurial culture is springing up everywhere. Features Resource ecosystem building ecosystem growth entrepreneurial ecosystems startup communities

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Techstars Partners With Compagnia Di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Turin, Italy 

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TECHSTARS PARTNERS WITH COMPAGNIA DI SAN PAOLO, FONDAZIONE CRT AND INTESA SANPAOLO INNOVATION CENTER TO GROW ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM IN TURIN, ITALY. Techstars is joining Compagnia Di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center in their recently announced three-year commitment to the development of Turin as an international ecosystem for innovation and establishment as a successful innovation model throughout Italy and Europe.

Anchor Institutions’ Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems

Forward Cities

Anchor Institutions’ Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems was jointly developed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Forward Cities with support from the Annie E. This report , primarily written for Anchors interested in expanding their contributions to their local small business ecosystems and community stakeholders eager to engage in this conversation, spotlights the different paths that Anchor across the country have chartered.

Enlist collaborators. Everyone is invited. Fireside Chat 3

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Rick’s approach to recruiting mentors is the epitome of the third principle for effective ecosystem building: Enlist collaborators.

Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building: Meet the Voices Championing “Universal Support”

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We are proud to sponsor this edition of “ Unsung Heroes ,” a series spotlighting people who are growing the field of ecosystem building. Read the full series at Ecosystem Builder Hub. There is a better way, and many of us know it—entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Christina Theodoraki

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To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An Ecosystem builder is someone that observes or is capable to identify a problem as a system and contributes or provides a solution in a holistic manner. These are persons who discreetly or loudly contribute to build a vibrant ecosystem. (I

What is a Starter?

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In many ways, this kind of tech entrepreneur is the new rockstar for our culture. Could it be that the word “entrepreneurship” itself is getting in the way of the entrepreneurial success we all want to see?

Startup Community Engagement During Covid

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Insights from the Field: Experienced ecosystem builders share their insights and experience. While many of us have focused on pivoting our in-person convenings to a virtual format, other ecosystem builders are focusing on creating and sharing educational content through various channels.

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

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This approach also requires entrepreneurial ecosystems incorporate new methods and business economic impact measures. The SBA Community Navigator framework envisions a lead nonprofit partner who can serve as a hub for the entrepreneurial community and the network building efforts.

Cities Championing and Expanding Awareness of Entrepreneurship

Ecosystem Builder Hub

We need educational and awareness campaigns that communicate the importance of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystem building as a means to building stronger, more resilient, and equitable economies. A community needs to feel pride in its entrepreneurial heritage.

Book Review: Creating Startup Junkies

Ecosystem Builder Hub

As the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building has started to grow over the last decade a few books dedicated exclusively to the topic have become valuable sources of information for ecosystem builders.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Gabe Munoz

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To you, what is an ecosystem builder? To me, an ecosystem builder is someone who works to grow, support, and nurture entrepreneurs to create a more inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder?

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY

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Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) together announce the launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program in Louisville, Kentucky. We have been working in Louisville over the past three months to learn as much as possible about the community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through stakeholder interviews and surveys as well as extensive secondary research.

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

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We have already had our first virtual event benefiting dozens of entrepreneurs in the city of Maracaibo, and we hope that in the coming months the initiative will continue to grow organically to benefit the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. By Bryce Kelly.

Director, E3 Alliance of Pittsburgh

Forward Cities

Over the past several years, a group of cross-sector stakeholders in Pittsburgh has worked with the national nonprofit organization Forward Cities to strengthen the region’s equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Tentatively named the Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Alliance (E3 Alliance) of Greater Pittsburgh, the organization will serve as the coordinating body for Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and foster a culture of equity for every entrepreneur.

The Startup Community Way: Five Lessons for U.S. Policymakers

Ian Hathaway

The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is essential reading for entrepreneurs, community leaders, policymakers, and other key stakeholders looking to entrepreneurship as an engine of innovation and economic growth.

Five Years of Transformation

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CO.STARTERS recently passed the five-year mark as a company, representing more than a decade of learnings in what is now known as “ecosystem building” support. Since then, we have become a worldwide support network for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders with a strong community and a growing list of offerings. seeing massive changes in the way communities work with entrepreneurs and nurture ecosystems. of our organization and of the field of ecosystem building?—?reveals

Professional development for tomorrow’s ecosystem builders

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This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. Not everybody can do ecosystem building; it’s a talent that is developed through experience and education, connections and networking. This is what Kim Louis says about the magic formula behind effective ecosystem building.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Beth Zimmer

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? To me, an Ecosystem Builder is someone that is a servant leader who is naturally optimistic and focused on solving systemic problems. Ecosystem builders exist in a variety of places, such as communities, organizations, industries, etc.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

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As CO.STARTERS has worked as a leader in the emerging field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building—which is essentially about building dense networks of trust, both institutional and personal, to support entrepreneurs—we find our work positioned in the middle of a unique combination of players: Grassroots leaders and local ecosystem builders, who use the business support programs and ecosystem building tools we offer.

Frustrations and Challenges of Ecosystem Builders

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This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. My biggest frustration I encounter is silos in ecosystems.

Solution Stories: Expanding Opportunity in Franklin County, Ohio

Forward Cities

It is a description for a new entrepreneurial support pilot program launching in Franklin County, OH in January of 2020. One of the unique things about the work of Forward Cities is the placed-based focus of the entrepreneurial ecosystem-building work. Editor's Note.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Adam Arredondo

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To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? I see an ecosystem builder as someone who takes a holistic look at creating the conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation to thrive in a community. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder?

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend

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And it was really remarkable, Brad, to watch our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on that journey and see how they were able to scale the culture. As the organization scaled to be that large, I had the opportunity to travel to probably about 40 different countries to visit Google offices, and I was always so struck by the fact that each office had its local flavor and honored the local country, but really also had such a consistency of culture and spirit.

Expanding Opportunity In Franklin County, Ohio

Forward Cities

It is a description for a new entrepreneurial support pilot program launching in Franklin County, OH in January of 2020. One of the unique things about the work of Forward Cities is the placed-based focus of the entrepreneurial ecosystem-building work. We began with the goal to better understand our local entrepreneurial ecosystem through this placed-based lens. by LC Johnson | Dec 30, 2019 | Insight, Solution Series.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Gerald Smith

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This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Meet Kansas City entrepreneur and ecosystem builder Gerald Smith. A: Where I grew up, there was significant tension of race and culture that was sadly deeply ingrained into the community.

Investors are missing out on Black founders

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Within almost 10 years of my entrepreneurial journey, I have encountered just as many setbacks and failures as I have successes. However, I have pressed forward despite the disparities that often plague the Black entrepreneurial community. Craig J. Lewis. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Developing Rapid-Response Plans for Cities to Help Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in This Time of Economic Crisis

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At Forward Cities we are working with a growing number of communities to foster cross-sector teams committed to strengthening their equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems. As disruptive as COVID-19 is, new entrepreneurial opportunities will open up because of it.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Adam Arredando

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? I see an ecosystem builder as something that takes a holistic look at creating the conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation to thrive in a community. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder?

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. There were natural communities for people of color in all aspects of culture. Q: Can you share an example of how the ecosystem has supported you? .

Impact Hub Belgrade – 5 years of making, failing and creating impact

Impact Hub

As a team, we are dedicated to supporting and developing the Serbian innovation ecosystem. This is part of broader efforts to contribute to the creation of a paying-it-forward culture. How Impact Hub Belgrade supports its members.

Neal Sales-Griffin Joins Techstars as Managing Director of Techstars Chicago

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Through my work co-founding The Starter League, the first coding bootcamp in the country, I helped galvanize the Chicago startup ecosystem and pushed my local community to learn the skills they needed to succeed in the technology space. We’ve shared a similar entrepreneurial journey. Logan will still have a part to play within the Chicago program and will be stopping by in a mentorship capacity to help continue to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our great city.

Doing More Together: Techstars Foundation and Western Union Foundation join forces to support underrepresented entrepreneurs

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The alignment between these missions showed us that both of our organizations have strong, purpose-driven cultures and that we both want to create an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide. . We believe that the tech industry, through cultural evolution, can fundamentally shift corporate and individual philanthropy.

Announcing Barry Givens as Managing Director for the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars

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These are all areas I’ve been passionate about since I started my own entrepreneurial journey. . Impacting Atlanta’s Startup Ecosystem. Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a scrappy one, and I’m used to working with startups that are forced to do a lot with a little. Atlanta has a unique makeup of corporate structure, cultural influence, creative genius, top universities, and technical talent that allow us to do things many other cities cannot do.

Expanding Our Entrepreneurial Imagination in Indianapolis

Forward Cities

As Forward Cities journeys with communities to develop equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems, one thing we are learning is that our collective imagination around entrepreneurship will have to expand. The conversation that emerged from our visits centered around the question of which community had a more viable entrepreneurial scene. It is striking how our imagination around entrepreneurship impacts our sense of who exhibits entrepreneurial potential.

How to Have Difficult Conversations

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Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 2. This article is the second in a three-part series covering sometimes overlooked aspects of inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystem building. Conversations about inclusion in ecosystem building can be difficult because they bring up issues that may become contentious and polarizing. Features diversity ecosystem building facilitation inclusion meg bolger