Welcome to the latest roundup of news from the entrepreneurial ecosystem building field.


Entrepreneurship in Economic Crises: A Look at Four Recession Periods between 1978 and 2018 in the United States

This Kauffman Foundation paper highlights important patterns between employer startups (less than 1 year old) and employer firms 1 year or older, as well as between younger employer firms (0-5 years) and older employer firms (6 years and older) between 1978 and 2018.

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Building a Community Entrepreneurial Ecosystem— A self-guided Training for Communities

In cities and towns across the country, fostering entrepreneurship has become a key component to most economic development strategies. With support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Main Street America has set up resources and released a guide for communities to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Measure Your Ecosystem’s Health

Swisscontact and Startup Heatmap Europe have joined forces to develop a free and self-serving toolkit that empowers startup hubs all around the world to measure the health of their ecosystems. The toolkit supports managers of startup programs, university incubators, research transfer organizations, ecosystem builders and policy makers to track the progress of their ecosystem build up.

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How Four Women Made Miami More Equitable For Startups

The challenges of creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem can be seen through the stories of four women—two of them Black, one Latinx, and one white—who launched new enterprises in Miami with an eye to diversifying tech jobs in the future.

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Baltimore’s Startup Community Has a Model. Now it Needs to Scale

At a Baltimore Innovation Week panel, leading investors and entrepreneurs laid out what it will take for the city to reach innovation hub status and how to get it there.

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Do Ecosystem Builders Have the Potential to Be Strong Community Navigators?

Using data compiled from Forward Cities’ ecosystem builders, their Senior Manager of Research and Operations, Eliza Salmon, makes the case for ecosystem builders as effective community navigators and just how essential their work is to the success of entrepreneurs and our greater economy.

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