Improving cluster performance through entrepreneurial support programs

Carol Lauffer

Supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and company formation is critical for improving cluster performance. Establishing entrepreneurial support programs (ESPs) with a specific cluster focus can consistently help to encourage entrepreneurship, launch new businesses and move innovations to market in the targeted cluster. Economic developers create cluster initiatives in order to support the growth of a particular cluster, or clusters.

The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO): Creating a Model for the Economic Recovery

Carol Lauffer

The pandemic and its economic impact will require that your Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) recalibrate. accelerator, incubator, coworking space, hub or other type of entrepreneurial support program) must start to plot the path forward. Beyond the services themselves, your service offering may require the addition of a different ESO model—accelerator, incubator, coworking, makerspace, hub, or other—to best serve the new market segments.

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Good News from Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

CO.STARTERS

We at CO.STARTERS are in the trenches right now with the entire small business support community, slogging through red bottom lines, loan application purgatory, and a constant barrage of not-so-good news. Nevertheless, We Rise.

Innovate, Scale Up, and Watch It Grow

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Here, Edison stressed the importance of makerspaces, where entrepreneurs can share experiences, support each other and test their products. American Spaces can make excellent makerspaces if entrepreneurs take advantage of them. A recap of U.S.

Come Check Out a Very Important LA Tech Event on June 1st

Both Sides of the Table

Developer mentors and judges from AT&T, i.am.angel, Google, Scopely, CGI, Factual, and ESRI and the City and County of LA will support coders during the weekend. LA Makerspace and many others bringing robots and 3D printers. I strongly encourage the whole tech community to come out and support LA’s first-ever citywide, civic hackathon. Tomorrow LA is hosting an important tech event - please consider registering and coming by.