Ecosystem Development

Grow Your Own
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How To Grow Your Economy. Build It, Don’t Buy It!

Building Startup Communities is the Way to Economic Growth and Recovery Economies are hurting. Even prior to COVID-19, healthy economies were limited to a few metro areas. The pandemic has accelerated and exacerbated the situation. All across the country, communities need to jump start and rebuild their economies. How? Research has shown that most new jobs come […]

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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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Live the Values. Fireside Chat 4

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! #4 Live the Values (October 22nd 2020, noon & 2. p.m. EST) Effective ecosystem builders don’t lead by decree. […]

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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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Foster Inclusive Conversations. Fireside Chat 2

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! #2 Foster Inclusive Conversations (September 24, 2020, 2. p.m. EST) In order to move knowledge and resources from the […]

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Put Entrepreneurs Front and Center. Fireside Chat 1

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! #1 Put entrepreneurs front and center (September 10, 2020, 2. p.m. EST) As ecosystem builders, we are committed to […]

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Gregslist – The Strange Attractor

Igniting Startup Ecosystems Hold a match to a sugar cube and it will never burn. But first add a little cigarette ash and the sugar cube will burst in flames. There’s nothing like the presence of a catalyst to ignite a system. What ignites a startup ecosystem? Thriving startup ecosystems are good for the economy, […]

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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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Now More Than Ever We Need Ecosystem Builders

Governments at all levels have recognized the devastating impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurs and small businesses and they have rallied with funding and loan programs in an effort to shore up that vital segment of the economy. Witnessing this recognition of the vital role of entrepreneurs in the economy has been encouraging. While it’s been […]

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Entrepreneurial Potential & Potential Entrepreneurs: 25 Years On

Forthcoming: the new Journal of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) A chance encounter[i] at an ICSB led to a journal article[ii] has already topped 2700 citations and its basic notion has even greater influence: “Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs”. It may seem obvious now that key drivers of entrepreneurial thinking and behavior appear […]

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