Inclusion & Diversity

Stories & articles about inclusion & diversity in entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Cultivating a Practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Ecosystem Building Programs
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Cultivating a Practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Ecosystem Building Programs

Cultivating a culture and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become a core principle for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. As part of the Insights from the Field campaign, I wanted to hear from other ecosystem builders in the field about their approaches to DEI, and hopefully identify specific techniques that they’ve incorporated in their […]

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Make Startups, Support Black Innovation, Invest in Black Women Founders, Create Serendipity

The field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building and startup community building is growing. Though ecosystem building and entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy still don’t get the attention they deserve among policy makers, government leaders and the broader business world, amongst our own community, we’re getting more vocal and organized. The evidence? Check out these projects […]

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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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Virtual Town Hall: The State of Black Entrepreneurship

Discussing the state of Black entrepreneurship and the broader New Majority. Since their inception, 1863 Ventures has been unwavering in their commitment to building wealth in Black communities. In an effort to elevate the voices of those equally committed to the New Majority, they are organizing a town hall to explore and discuss the state […]

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Free Resources to Better Understand Racial Equity in Ecosystem Building

It is painfully clear that we as a society have far to go to overcome the racial inequities inherent in the current system. We, white ecosystem builders, need to do more. We need to try harder to understand better. We need to become true allies. The keynotes addresses, talks, and breakout sessions at ESHIP Summits, […]

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How to build a more inclusive field: ESHIP Goal 1

Inclusive Field. Ensure Ecosystem Builders from diverse perspectives lead our field In a nutshell: “As professional change agents, system thinkers, and resource providers, ecosystem builders are well positioned to see the hidden structural barriers that perpetuate disconnection, segregation, and isolation – and to remove them. However, we need diverse voices to lead us toward understanding […]

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12 Organizations that Support Black Entrepreneurs

August is National Black Business Month, a month to recognize Black-owned businesses across the country. Startup Champions Network highlighted some great organizations that seek to support Black entrepreneurs both nationally, and within their ecosystems. These organizations included: Forward Cities Code 2040 New ME Code Fever Black Girl Ventures Black Founders Backstage Capital Blended Media Techstars […]

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