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.

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.

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

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

TechStars

TECHSTARS PARTNERS WITH COMPAGNIA DI SAN PAOLO, FONDAZIONE CRT AND INTESA SANPAOLO INNOVATION CENTER TO GROW ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM IN TURIN, ITALY. Our international program will generate a strong impact for the support and development of entrepreneurial talent and excellence.”

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

Forward Cities

Uncategorized Cities Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Entrepreneurship Forward Cities InclusivePassword Protected. To view this protected post, enter the password below: Password: Submit. The post Protected: Building Change: The Bold Experiment of the Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator 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.

Inclusive Capacity-Building in Action

Forward Cities

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

The Seraf Compass

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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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.

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.

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 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

TechStars

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.

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.

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.

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.

Announcing Courtney Powell as COO of 500 Startups

500

Everything we do is centered around bringing incredible ideas and entrepreneurial ecosystems to life through inspiring individuals around the world. 500 has seen incredible growth over the past 9 years, yet our goal has always stayed constant: back the world’s most talented founders.

Janet Bannister on human-centered investing

TechStars

But she listened, and she learned about what VC could be, when it was done better, seeing “entrepreneurs as the heroes, and as people who can be supported and helped” with a mission that involves “helping the next generation of entrepreneurs and building entrepreneurial ecosystems.” .

Entrepreneurship and the Agbiosciences in Indiana

EntreWorks Consulting

For much of 2018, we spent a good amount of time in Indiana working on an entrepreneurial assessment of the agbiosciences sector. Last week, AgriNovus Indiana released its report, The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for the Agbiosciences in Indiana. We learned a ton, but were also very impressed with what’s happening with agbio in Indiana.

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.

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.

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!),

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.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Gerald Smith

Forward Cities

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

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dan Smith

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 KC?

Introducing CO.STARTERS in New Kensington, PA

Forward Cities

They opened The Corner , an entrepreneurial coworking space in New Kensington’s downtown area that provides small business support to the community.

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

TechStars

Essentially our mission was to bring the best of Google’s resources to accelerate the growth of startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems. We bootstrapped it because we were both very privileged to come from entrepreneurial families, who to me embody the American dream.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Personally, I’m looking for ecosystem builders I can invest in and would like to one day invest in Black-owned businesses to help them scale or reach sustainability quicker than financial barriers currently allow.

The Robert Moses Effect

This is going to be BIG.

We're seeing the same thing happen within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. History presents a lot of patterns we can learn from, if you examine them closely. Lately, I've been talking a lot about the "Robert Moses Effect".

Matchmaking for Ecosystem Builders

Co Starters

We’re in the midst of a long-term shift from primarily supporting starters through programs to a broader mission of cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems by connecting and empowering community builders with a wider spectrum of support. Ecosystem Building Marketplace.

How to Have Difficult Conversations

Co Starters

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. Features diversity ecosystem building facilitation inclusion meg bolger

Talking About Diversity and Inclusion

Co Starters

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. Features diversity ecosystem building facilitation inclusion meg bolger

How to Have Difficult Conversations: Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 2

Co Starters

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.

Nia Richards

Forward Cities

I think this should be a wake-up call to all entrepreneurial support providers. From this challenge I have an opportunity to be an ecosystem builder for inclusive procurement and entrepreneurship. A: I am hopeful to see Kansas City be the most entrepreneurial city in America.

David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast

TechStars

Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , by Brad Feld. Bad Entrepreneurial Cliches: Strong Opinions Loosely Held. Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem. How has the Give First podcast been going?

Live in the problem, not in the solution: How customer development has gone awry

This is going to be BIG.

I find that some of the most sound entrepreneurial efforts are one where the founder has lived the problem uniquely in some way. I think a lot of companies suffer this when they're in new entrepreneurial ecosystems or ones outside of major cities where innovation is happening in the biggest industries. I'm not a lean startup zealot, but there are obviously lots of aspects of it that can lead to a ton of insights about your business.

Is there back and forth when you put a company profile on AngelList or Gust?

Gust

Both are useful additions to the early stage entrepreneurial ecosystem. Neither AngelList nor Gust themselves provide feedback or give direct advice to companies, or arrange demonstration calls for companies that post profiles (nor do they say they will, nor do they charge anything.) Both are platforms to help you, as an entrepreneur, connect with potential investors.

STEPHANIE COPELAND JOINS TECHSTARS’ BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TechStars

As Techstars continues to expand our offerings, including investing in additional global emerging startup communities through ecosystem activations, we, too, need to expand the board’s expertise to match our objectives,” says David Brown, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Techstars.

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Announcing the 2019 Techstars Foundation Grant Recipients

TechStars

Techstars is committed to being an action-driven leader in creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are inspired and look forward to our journey with Techstars to create scalable solutions that promote inclusive microenterprise development ecosystems.” – Arturo A.

A university’s role in an emerging startup community and other conversations

Startup Catalyst

It still felt the same, even though I had changed so much, QUT had changed so much, and the ecosystem had changed so much. How the university supports student-led entrepreneurial activity. Roles within the ecosystem. The ecosystem matures.