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Stories & articles related to ESHIP Goal #4: Foster coordination and collaboration efforts to connect ecosystem builders across networks.

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Connect People. Fireside Chat 5

Social Venturers is hosting 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! #5 Connect people top-down, bottom-up, inside-out etc. (November 5th, 2020, noon & 2. p.m. EST) “Change creates tension. There […]

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A New Network for Startup Community Builders

There’s a new community network emerging to help entrepreneurial ecosystem builders connect, learn, and grow—Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to connect, learn, and grow. Launched by Brad Feld in conjunction with his new book The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, co-authored by […]

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4 Ways to Impact your Startup Community

Simple but effective ways to have a positive impact on the startups and entrepreneurs in your community. Ecosystem building is a growing field that’s part economic development, part community building, part business development. It grows dynamic local economies by building systems of support and resources for entrepreneurs in the communities. It’s emerging as an essential […]

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Channels for Ecosystem Builders to Connect

Last week, Forward Cities held a virtual convening, ESHIP Communities | Cross-City Convening: Resilience in Action. It was a great virtual event that provided an opportunity for dozens of ecosystem builders across the country to convene virtually and hear about Forward Cities’ ecosystem building programs happening in Baltimore, Kansas City, Long Beach, and New Mexico. […]

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Connected Networks: ESHIP Goal 4

Connected Networks: Foster coordination and collaboration efforts to connect ecosystem builders across networks In a nutshell: More collaboration within the field will require more communication across our networks. A number of national resource providers (NRPs) are building strong networks of ecosystem builders, most often organized vertically around core ecosystem functions, such as acceleration, community building, […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Jeannette Balleza Collins

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An Ecosystem Builder is a patient cheerleader-meets-truthteller who gives before she gets, who detects patterns of needs and feels compelled to fill those gaps, who believes in the potential and good nature of people, who wants to leave things better than they were when he found them, who […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Denisse Rodriguez

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An Ecosystem Builder is a connector, someone that is constantly connecting the dots, bridging gaps and collaborating intentionally. An Ecosystem Builder puts the entrepreneur first. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? Seeing entrepreneurs grow, seeing them fulfill their dreams, seeing them give back to their communities. What […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Dustin Shay

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An ecosystem builder is someone who creates meaningful connections that support the interests of both founders and the groups that work with them – professional services firms, investors, other ecosystem builders, etc. We’re intermediaries that actively make this system work better for the people that are creating the […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Heather Metcalf

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An ecosystem builder works to holistically develop healthy innovation and entrepreneurship supports, practices, policies, programs, and systems that are infused with social equity – from supporting a diversity of entrepreneurs, to serving a diversity of customers, to solving social and economic problems, and more. What motivates you as […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Jacob Miller

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? Someone that is willing to invest their time and energy into understanding what the community needs to grow and taking action. They provide equal opportunities for all people to get connected and engage with others, showcase the amazing people and organizations to inspire others, and help establish new […]

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