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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What Makes a Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?

Forward Cities

To level the playing field, it is imperative that leaders take steps to support inclusive innovation. Entrepreneurs, leaders of entrepreneur support organizations, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders came together to discuss solutions to inequities.

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.”

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.

New Resources from National Partners

Co Starters

The first playbook, Elevating Women in Entrepreneurship, is a 78-page guide that covers community outreach techniques, how to develop a female-supportive network, solutions for work-life balance, how to fix the pipeline to encourage more women investors, and more.

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.

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.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Q: What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? . The post ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia appeared first on Forward Cities

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.

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.” .

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.

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. At the same time, many entrepreneur supports are geared toward younger people. By Rich Bailey.

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.

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!),

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 is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City?

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Chef Esra England

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Q: What is your deeper ‘why’ behind your commitment/work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? . A: You have to support each other.

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

TechStars

Our senior leadership team at Google recognized that so many teams across Google were dabbling in activities supporting startups, but there wasn’t a consolidated, proactive effort around this. You name the continent, we were able to be there supporting the greatest community leaders.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dan Smith

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Q: What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. Q:What is the deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? . Q: Can you share an example of how the ecosystem has supported you? .

Introducing CO.STARTERS in New Kensington, PA

Forward Cities

Across the country, community-led revitalization is gaining momentum; residents are helping to turn declining downtowns into models of growth and opportunity by supporting their home-grown microbusinesses.

The Robert Moses Effect

This is going to be BIG.

We're seeing the same thing happen within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As you build more infrastructure to support entrepreneurship, more people become entrepreneurs. Kickstarter creates more doers and makers than it supports existing ones.

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. Why are people supporting that?

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. Why are people supporting that?

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

Q: What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? I think this should be a wake-up call to all entrepreneurial support providers. A: I am hopeful to see Kansas City be the most entrepreneurial city in America.

Announcing the 2019 Techstars Foundation Grant Recipients

TechStars

Techstars is committed to being an action-driven leader in creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Techstars Foundation’s mission is to develop and support underrepresented entrepreneurs by providing nonprofit organizations with grants and access to the Techstars Network.

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. We’ve been very supportive of All Raise since they started, both functionally and financially.

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. QUT has been a supporter of Startup Catalyst for four years. As we went through the list of QUT-supported mission alumni, Rowena told me about the coding classes.

Techstars Partners with Grinnell College to Bring Techstars Iowa to Des Moines in 2020 and Beyond

TechStars

Open to startups addressing innovations across a broad technology landscape, and to those who will benefit particularly from the Iowa ecosystem, the program will welcome 10 startups in its inaugural year. BOULDER, Colo.

What are some ways you can keep track of startups you are evaluating/diligencing/investing in?

Gust

However, in the not-too-distant future, Gust will add support for “un-affiliated” angel investors, provided that they are able to verify their accreditation status and bonfides.

What are some ways you can keep track of startups you are evaluating/diligencing/investing in?

Gust

However, in the not-too-distant future, Gust will add support for “un-affiliated” angel investors, provided that they are able to verify their accreditation status and bonfides.

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. Insight Story CEA Showcase Entrepreneurial Imagination Indianapolis Site-Visit