Strategies to sustain your entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Entrepreneurs are key contributors to job creation and economic stability, so your long-term strategy should include ways to support their success by building effective entrepreneurship ecosystems. Evolve with your ecosystem.

How to Amplify Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Message

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Creating strong inclusive ecosystems of support for entrepreneurs is key to a community’s economic success, however sharing collective impact can be challenging.


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How mayors can lead the way for entrepreneurial ecosystem building

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Learn how two mayors have spearheaded entrepreneurial ecosystem development in their communities. Supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses is key to economic mobility, opportunity and growth.

Beyond Resource Directories: What it Takes to Build a Flourishing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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When it comes to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, a collaborative and supportive network is worth more than a listing of organizations in a directory – a lot more

Help Grow the Field of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

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Join a collaborative effort to design, create, and validate the advancement of the entrepreneurship ecosystem building field of practice. A small, but growing number of people are turning to entrepreneurial ecosystem building as a strategy to build more inclusive and resilient economies.

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. Best Practices

The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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After three eventful years , I’m excited to say that my new book— The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem , with Brad Feld —is officially available to the public today!

What Makes a Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?

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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. Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. In contrast, some individuals in the entrepreneurial pipeline may be receiving government subsidies to cover food and health insurance costs.

What Is an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Really?

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Who Makes Up an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Defining the Role of Ecosystem Player.

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Breaking down who the stakeholders are in a community's entrepreneurial ecosystem

Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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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. By Kaliah Ligon, Forward Cities Local Director – Indianapolis, IN.

Deep Dive with Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builders Across ESHIP Communities

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Get ready for this upcoming blog series where we explore the exciting and burgeoning field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building. You’ll get to hear from three passionate humans, writing in from three different time zones, with three wildly wonderful and unique perspectives on what it means to do the deep work of entrepreneurial ecosystem building all while pursuing their own varied entrepreneurial paths themselves.

Dutch startup hub Utrecht emerges from Amsterdam’s shadow


While Amsterdam garners the lion’s share of attention in the Netherlands tech ecosystem, the not-so-far-away region around Utrecht has its fair share of tech startups and investors, as is evidenced by our latest survey of locals, below. Area ecosystem wranglers such as StartupUtrecht, UtrechtInc, Holland Startup, Utrecht Community and others bring startups, scaleups, corporates, angels, VCs, local government, banks and universities together to build the local startup ecosystem.

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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Anchor Institutions’ Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems

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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.

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. The CEA Snapshot served as a catalyst for insightful conversations throughout the 3 days that lead to new relationships and exchange of ideas and tools to create a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Recap Story capacity-building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Inclusion

how a faculty grant transformed an academic career

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For Aileen Huang-Saad, teaching biomedical engineering (BME) through experiential learning has had a transformative impact on her students, and the university’s educational practices and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

These blogs deserve an encore

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How to Build an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Community. Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development and Ecosystem Building. 3 Ways to Empower Your Entrepreneurial Community. Who Makes Up An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Defining the Role of Ecosystem Player.

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. From our perspective, human capital is as important as financial capital in driving the long term success of startup companies. So how do we go about the job of applying human capital to foster this success

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Forging Forward

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An original podcast about the collaborative work of entrepreneurial ecosystem building for more equitable and resilient economies. From the minds at Forward Cities. Home Slider

Celebrate Black Business Month

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Check out our impact stories to read about the amazing entrepreneurs, champions, and change-makers dedicated to growing and sustaining more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems. August is Black Business Month! Join us as we celebrate Black entrepreneurship and recognize and support Black-owned businesses in communities across the nation.

Women entrepreneurs find success despite lack of access to investment capital

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As we foster the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, it’s important to design them to level the playing field for women. The future is inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystems.

3 new ways to empower your entrepreneurial community

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In 2017, we shared 3 ways to empower your entrepreneurial community. While those tips are still relevant, the pandemic and heightened awareness about the importance of building equitable and inclusive ecosystems has surfaced new challenges. Make your ecosystem inclusive.

ESHIP Communities

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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.

Welcome, BizLink Orange!

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In recent years, the region has emerged as a thriving innovation hub, home to a host entrepreneurial activity with Orlando consistently ranking as one of the best cities to start a business. Connecting entrepreneurial ecosystem builders nationwide.

Juneteenth Gave Integrity to Entrepreneurship

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Thanks to Juneteenth, “entrepreneurial ecosystem” is now a resource that all Americans can use to build equity and upward mobility for themselves, their families, and all of our communities for generations to come. So, in this season of freedom, we first must honor the freedom that came second in order to begin recognizing any form of independence that can be claimed by all. Home Slider Black History blog Entrepreneur Impact Juneteenth

A Year of Resilience: Cheers to 2021

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At SourceLink, we continued the entrepreneurial ecosystem building work we’re known for while proactively developing ways to bolster this renewed wave of support. You don’t always appreciate what you have until it’s gone.

How to Build an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Community

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While creating a diverse ecosystem that supports diverse entrepreneurs is emerging as an important economic development strategy, many communities struggle with how to create an environment that truly fosters inclusivity.

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

The entrepreneur in all of us – How COVID revealed gaps and opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape

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While the circumstances of the last 20 months have been challenging, those with an entrepreneurial mindset have adapted to overcome each successive obstacle. Even large companies have begun to recognize the value in thinking entrepreneurially. Entrepreneurs are a hardy breed.

Join the International Celebration of Makers, Innovators and Job Creators November 8-14

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and abroad with entrepreneurship at the forefront, it’s more important than ever to rethink and reboot as one global ecosystem to support a more sustainable and equitable world. Four distinct themes guide activities throughout the week: ecosystems, education, inclusion and policy.

Rallying for rural entrepreneurship: addressing the challenges that face rural small businesses

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I consulted and trained dozens of local economic developers on entrepreneurship ecosystem building efforts, developing a unique understanding of the stereotypes and challenges associated with rural economic development and entrepreneurship ecosystem building.

How collective data and storytelling can lead to lasting impact for underserved entrepreneurs

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We plan to share what we see emerge with you all, our fellow ecosystem builders who are as passionate about this collaborative service delivery model for entrepreneurship development as we are. For the better part of the last decade, our field has greatly evolved.

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.