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Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy
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Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

“Communities seeking to grow their economy need to understand the impact entrepreneurship and small business play in economic growth.” — Grow Your Own: Entrepreneurship-based Economic Development for Local Communities, Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Ecosystem builders know that entrepreneurship and startups are critical for a healthy economy. But in too many communities […]

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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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Universal Support: ESHIP Goal 6

Goal 6: Universal Support: Expand external stakeholder understanding of and support for ecosystem building. Economic dynamism, a key indicator of economic health, has been in decline for decades, as has the rate of new business starts. Research has shown that most new jobs come from young businesses. And yet, our economic policies espoused by governments […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Right to Start

As entrepreneurial ecosystem builders, we’re united in our belief in the impact of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystem building as a strategy to build, and now rebuild, economies. It’s a common core value that distinguishes ecosystem builders. But our conviction in the power and impact of ecosystem building is not shared by most people, especially those […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Beth Zimmer

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? To me, an Ecosystem Builder is someone that is a servant leader who is naturally optimistic and focused on solving systemic problems. We appreciate collaboration and work diligently to identify appropriate networks & partners within ecosystems to convene and apply solutions collectively. Ecosystem builders exist in a variety […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Lauren Mehler Pradhan

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An ecosystem builder is someone who brings together the disparate and disconnected resources, engaged people and assets of a company and looks for ways to maximize their collective power. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? I am motivated by possibility. I see the resources, expertise and desire […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Adam Arredondo

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? I see an ecosystem builder as someone who takes a holistic look at creating the conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation to thrive in a community. Direct entrepreneur support is critical but only a part of creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? I […]

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Unsung Hero Spotlight: Noa Gafni

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An ecosystem builder is someone who can view the complexity of issues while creatively experimenting with solutions and partnering with others who can amplify impact. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? I’m motivated by the people around me — those who work tirelessly on the ground to […]

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A Moonshot for Entrepreneurship throughout the US

The work here at Ecosystem Builder Hub revolves around the growing discipline of entrepreneurial ecosystem building. But ecosystem building isn’t always easy to describe. As part of our efforts to develop ecosystem building as a recognized and respected field and give ecosystem builders across the country the support that they need, we’re part of a […]

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Ecosystem Builders! Look up! Look around! Connect!

After attending a couple of ESHIP Summits, I’ve noticed something about ecosystem builders — we’re all passionate about helping entrepreneurs in our community and growing our local entrepreneurial ecosystems. That’s a good thing. I’d even say it’s a requirement to be an ecosystem builder. But there’s something else I’ve noticed. Many, if not most, ecosystem […]

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