Storytelling

Stories & articles about storytelling in entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

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Cities Championing and Expanding Awareness of Entrepreneurship

These startup communities have created engaging campaigns that celebrate their entrepreneurs and startup community. Society doesn’t understand the value of entrepreneurship. Research shows that entrepreneurs and young companies are the key drivers of economic growth. But most people are unaware of this and the enormous potential of entrepreneurship in their communities and society in general. […]

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Connect Your Startup Community through Content Creation

A core tenet of ecosystem building is making connections—connecting entrepreneurs to people, information, and resources that can help them move their business forward. “An ecosystem that allows for the fast flow of talent, information, and resources helps entrepreneurs quickly find what they need at each stage of growth.” ~ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook 3.0 The […]

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Ten Questions to Get You Started Telling Your Entrepreneurs’ and Community’s Stories

“Every community has its secret entrepreneurial success stories. Ecosystem builders must recruit those individuals and elevate them as examples for others by highlighting their stories to others.” — Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook Storytelling is essential to building a successful startup community Creating and sharing stories about your entrepreneurs and your startup community has […]

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Professional Development for Tomorrow’s Ecosystem Builders

This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. and abroad between February and September 2020. “Not everybody can do ecosystem building; it’s a talent that is developed through experience and education, connections and […]

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What Motivates Ecosystem Builders?

This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. and abroad between February and September 2020. What motivates individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship to set aside time every month, every week – and […]

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Frustrations and Challenges of Ecosystem Builders

This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. and abroad between February and September 2020. As an emerging field that is challenging the status quo of entrepreneurship in economic development, ecosystem builders are […]

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The Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building

Building a movement If you work in the field of ecosystem building in the United States, chances are you have heard of the ESHIP Summit, hosted annually by the Kauffman Foundation since 2017. It is a three-day conference during which we Explored the biggest challenges ecosystem builders face in their work (2017) Defined and grouped […]

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Communities Telling The Stories of Their Startups & Entrepreneurs

Last year I wrote an article recognizing Emerging Storytellers in the Ecosystem Builder Community – our ecosystem builder peers who are consistently creating and sharing content about ecosystem building, whether that be through written articles, podcasts, or videos. But that article felt incomplete to me because it didn’t recognize many other ecosystem builders who are […]

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Call For Nominations: Unsung Ecosystem Builder Storytelling Series

Call For Nominations: Submissions Due By January 30th, 2020!  Do you know of an extraordinary Ecosystem Builder that is working hard in your local community to help build or support the entrepreneurial landscape? The ‘Unsung Ecosystem Builder Storytelling Series’ will be highlighting a diverse group of Ecosystem Builders and their work over the next several […]

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Summary of August’s ESHIP Storytelling Goal Meetup Call

Newly-designed ESHIP Goal Meetup calls were relaunched in August and the Storytelling Meetup Group convened online on call on August 28. Since this was a relaunch, inviting new people to the call, the main objective of this month’s call was customer validation in a sense—finding out from the participants what was important to them about […]

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