Collaborative Culture

Stories & articles related to ESHIP Goal #2: Cultivate a culture of trust and collaboration within our field.

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Collaborative Culture Community Engagement Insights from the Field Original Content

Startup Community Engagement During Covid

Insights from the Field: Experienced ecosystem builders share their insights and experience. Much of what we do as startup community builders requires in-person interactions through workshops, meetups, and other events. But the Covid pandemic pushed the big pause button on in-person events that are the beating heart of many startup communities. Peter Cimino in Buffalo […]

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Enlist Collaborators. Everyone is Invited. Fireside Chat 3

Social Venturers is launching a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #3 Enlist collaborators. Everyone is invited. (October 8th 2020, 2. p.m. EST) In his conversation with Social Venturers, Rick […]

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Cultivate a Culture of Trust and Collaboration within our Field: ESHIP Goal 2

Collaborative Culture. Cultivate a culture of trust and collaboration within our field In a nutshell: As ecosystem builders, we know that innovation thrives in a culture built on trust, and People + Culture = Everything. Cultural divides, however, are already emerging within our field. These divides begin with concerns about resource scarcity and lead to […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Harshita Girase

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Based on the traits and behavior of ecosystem builders around me, an ecosystem builder to me is someone who actively engages with different stakeholders in an ecosystem and welcomes new members as well. They are builders, connectors and mentors who are well aware of the strengths of their […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Vince Schutt

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Someone who helps others, and empowers in a way where the student becomes a teacher. Core to building new prosperous ways of being, is a focus on empowering autonomy for others to succeed and use their skills not only for themselves, but collaboratively with others. What motivates you […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Dan Heron

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Someone that focuses using their personal identity on representing and growing a local industry. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? I just want to do build cool things so a thriving and inclusive ecosystem is required to do that. What is the most successful/impactful program/event/thing you do/have […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Paul Riser

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An ecosystem builder is a champion for others, a collaborator, one who “gives first” and attains great personal reward in helping those around him/her. An ecosystem is relentless and deeply committed to equipping their clients, their ecosystem and partners with the tools, vision and resource to measurably move […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Melanie Lenci

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? To me, an ecosystem builder is someone who’s constantly out and about, networking and engaging in loads of different circles and areas of the community to get to know people and what they do so they can help connect them to others who may be able to enrich […]

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How to Get Started Mapping Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

“Strong ecosystems allow entrepreneurs to quickly find knowledge and resources they need to succeed.” That quote, from The Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook, highlights one of the key elements of a strong ecosystem. Why is the ability to find knowledge and resources so key? Entrepreneurs face challenges everyday and nobody is born with the […]

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