Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

TechStars

In addition, Techstars announces the formal launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program. Techstars is launching with Buffalo as the inaugural city for the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program.

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

Forward Cities

The essence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem is its people and the culture of trust and collaboration that allows them to interact successfully. – Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook Draft 3.0

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Insights: Insider Tips for Building Relationships with Foundations

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Read these tips from foundation leaders on how entrepreneurship ecosystem builders can develop relationships with foundations that invest in community economic development.

What Makes a Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?

Forward Cities

Entrepreneurs, leaders of entrepreneur support organizations, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders came together to discuss solutions to inequities. Measurement of successful and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems is a nascent field with room to grow.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

Co Starters

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

Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Forward Cities

Last week’s Forward Cities conference in Pittsburgh highlighted the need for equity and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The post Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem appeared first on Forward Cities.

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. Creating Shared Value for Anchors and Small Business Ecosystems.

Protected: Solution Stories: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator

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Protected: Building Change: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator

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Inclusive Capacity-Building in Action

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Forward Cities is a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between cities and micropolitans to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Recap Story capacity-building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Inclusion

Spade Work: How Early Stage Board Directors Add Value

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Over the past few years, there has been much talk about the importance of investing both financial and human capital into the rapidly expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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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.

Business and Entrepreneurship Will Play a Critical Role in Creating a Better World. Here’s How.

Co Starters

Just as business innovations have shaped our society in the past, business creation and entrepreneurial thinking will play a foundational role in ushering in an economy where each of us can become our best selves as we build a better world for others. By Enoch Elwell.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Christina Theodoraki

Ecosystem Builder Hub

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

Our Economy is Moving from the Industrial Age to the Connected Age. Here is What that Really Means.

Co Starters

The “Elements of an Ecosystem” in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook will help guide your Connected Age economic development strategy by prioritizing support of: Entrepreneurs who aspire to start and grow new businesses, and the people who support entrepreneurs.

June Webinar Announcement | CO.STARTERS + Launchbox

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Join Forward Cities , CO.STARTERS , and The Corner Launchbox to explore how New Kensington, PA is an emerging corridor of innovation working to build a more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating alignment among public, private, and nonprofit partners.

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. Entrepreneurial Recycling. Entrepreneurial Support Organizations.

Practical Metrics and Methods: ESHIP Goal 5 – Part 2

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Practical Metrics and Methods (Academic Edition): Identify and develop better metrics and methods for ecosystem building. In a nutshell : There are many metrics and methods in use in entrepreneurial ecosystem building, but they are not all widely adopted.

New Resources from National Partners

Co Starters

Main Street America: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Main Street America recently published its annual State of Main report, which included this excellent article about building inclusivity into entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Niama El Bassunie’s Mission to Unlock Trade in Africa

500

Earlier this year, we partnered with Magnitt, one of the premier players in the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem, to come out with a State of MENA Startups 2019¹. It is within 500’s DNA to invest in talented founders, no matter whether they are situated in Silicon Valley or on the other side of the world.

Universal Support: ESHIP Goal 6

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Goal 6: Universal Support: Expand external stakeholder understanding of and support for ecosystem building. There is a better way, and many of us know it—entrepreneurial ecosystem building. Even fewer have been exposed to entrepreneurial ecosystems and the value they offer.

Our Economy Measures Success with the Wrong Metrics. Here is How We Should Measure Successful Economic Development

Co Starters

We need to stop determining economic success solely through traditional measures like GDP, and instead shift to more comprehensive measurements of ecosystem health. By Enoch Elwell. Sociologists use various terms to describe collections of people.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY

TechStars

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. Photo courtesy of University of Louisville.

ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action

Co Starters

ESHIP (short for “entrepreneurship”) is the Kauffman Foundation’s annual gathering of entrepreneurial ecosystem builders and marks a significant high point for CO.STARTERS and our activity each year. Unconference: Tips For Enabling Healthy Ecosystem Builders.

What is a Starter?

Co Starters

Could it be that the word “entrepreneurship” itself is getting in the way of the entrepreneurial success we all want to see? Entrepreneurship deficit as illustrated in the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook 3.0.

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Right to Start

Ecosystem Builder Hub

As entrepreneurial ecosystem builders, we’re united in our belief in the impact of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystem building as a strategy to build, and now rebuild, economies. It’s a common core value that distinguishes ecosystem builders.

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Hyde Park Angels

Whether it’s our members, our partners, or our portfolio companies, HPA is committed to helping build a stronger Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting people.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Q: What advice would you give to someone who is wanting to help build greater equity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem/community here in Kansas City?

Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

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Techstars and HBCUvc partnered on this initiative to increase the representation of young black and brown entrepreneurs in each startup ecosystem and ultimately create jobs and wealth opportunities for communities of color, which are traditionally underrepresented in the VC and startup landscape.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Erik Stam

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Someone that contributes to making economies more entrepreneurial and increases well-being in that way. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? Provide better insights into entrepreneurial ecosystems work, and how to make them better.

Five Years of Transformation

Co Starters

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. seeing massive changes in the way communities work with entrepreneurs and nurture ecosystems.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Steven Rodriguez

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Someone who works at the intersection of economic/community/ecosystem development, is data-driven, collaborates and connects diverse stakeholders, focuses on being the right kind of busy and has a give #GiveFirst attitude.

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

Co Starters

As a company, CO.STARTERS is also shifting our business model to align more fully with an ecosystem focused approach. If the goal for our ecosystem building work is to create a stronger network of interconnected nodes (an ecosystem!),

Bridging the Rural Opportunity Gap

Co Starters

Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 3. This article is the third in a three-part series covering sometimes overlooked aspects of inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystem building. Struggling rural economies present unique challenges to ecosystem builders.

Including the 50+: Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 1

Co Starters

This article is the first in a three-part series covering sometimes overlooked aspects of inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystem building. AARP Foundation and The Hartford came together to address this gap in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. By Rich Bailey.

Practical Metrics and Methods: ESHIP Goal 5 – Part 1

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Practical Metrics and Methods (Practitioner Edition): Identify and develop better metrics and methods for ecosystem building. In a nutshell : There are many metrics and methods in use in entrepreneurial ecosystem building, but they are not all widely adopted.