A periodic roundup of ecosystem building news, articles, and resources.

Welcome to 2021 and the first EB Hub news roundup of the year. It’s been a few weeks since the last roundup so there’s a bit of a backlog of news from the field. Check out what’s been going on in the world of entrepreneurial ecosystem building in the past few weeks as well as events that are coming up.

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Minicourse: Introduction in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Professor Erik Stam talks about the playing field for entrepreneurs and enterprises in a free mini course of seven short videos;  Introduction in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

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5 Questions with Grace Belangia, Cofounder of Make Startups & Founding Member of theClubhou.se

Techstars interviews ecosystem builder Grace Belangia. Learn why she does this work, what advice she has for organizations that support the entrepreneurs, and more.

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Beyond Resource Directories: What it Takes to Build a Flourishing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Rob Williams at Sourcelink makes the case that building a committed, collaborative and supportive network requires more than a listing of organizations in a directory—it requires connecting people, making warm introductions, listening, and peer learning, among other tips.

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Uncommon Voices 2020: Dell Gines

The Kauffman Foundation is featuring Q&As with various ecosystem builders. In this interview, they feature Dell Gines.

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Breaking Down Barriers: Meg Steuer

The Startup Space podcast recently discussed ecosystem builders and breaking down barriers with Meg Steuer, Manager of Forge North, an entrepreneurship initiative of the Greater MSP Partnership.


Federal Policies in Response to Declining Entrepreneurship

The Congressional Budget Office examines the falloff in entrepreneurship, its potential economic consequences, factors that have contributed to it, and ways that federal policies could be changed to reverse the trend.

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Startup Communities: Ecosystem + Community Builders Meet & Greet
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 1:30pm EST

The perfect environment to connect with others interested or working on building ecosystems or communities.

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Rethinking Economic Development
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Join this interactive workshop to strategize how you can prioritize entrepreneurship as you grow your community.

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InBIA’s Advance Leadership Summit
Date: January 27, 2021

Get insights on how communities can foster innovation-driven startup activity and what the future might hold for entrepreneurship, investment, and economic recovery. Featuring a fireside chat with author Brad Feld.

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