Ecosystem Building News Roundup March 15, 2021

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What’s happening in the world or entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

NEWS FROM THE FIELD

Building More Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Through Practices, Resources, and Stories

The Kauffman Foundation has been sharing resources on the fundamental challenge of achieving racial equity in entrepreneurship ecosystems. In their latest email newsletter they share stories, practices, resources, and research to inform and guide local equitable ecosystem building actions.

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Looking Back At Black History To Change The Future Of Black Entrepreneurship

Startup Champions Network takes a deep dive into the ways Black Americans in the United States have been held back from obtaining quality education, creating generational wealth, and gaining power and two leading ecosystem builders who are leading the way to change the system and lower barriers.

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How Mayors Can Lead the Way for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

Supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses is key to economic mobility, opportunity and growth. Sourcelink’s Dara Macan shares how the cities of Rochester, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland, developed an infrastructure to support entrepreneurship—with the city mayors and their economic development staff taking lead.

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How to Build an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Community

Many communities struggle with how to create an environment that truly fosters inclusivity. Hear from minority entrepreneurs, and those who work with them, ways that you can foster inclusivity and diversity in your entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

IEDC Leadership Summit

The 2021 Leadership Summit will focus on generating conversations, ideas and actions for leaders in economic development to  step boldly into the future with vision and confidence. Keynote address on March 16 by Victor Hwang.

Dates: March 15 – 16

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CommUNITY Growth Summit

gener8tor CommUNITY Growth Summit presents America’s next generation of leaders in startups, the arts and workforce development. gener8tor CommUNITY Growth Summit offers leaders in each of these areas a day of keynotes and presentations focused on the next generation of solutions.

Date: March 30 – April 1

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Virtual Skoll World Forum

Through an inspiring program of plenaries and sessions, we’ll use this moment of virtual convening to examine the unequal impact of the global pandemic and the innovative solutions that aim to build a better future for all. In the spirit of collaboration, many sessions will be curated directly from the social innovation community.

Dates: April 13 – 15

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RuralRISE Broadband Mini-Summit

For rural communities, access to stable and affordable broadband and wireless connectivity continues to be a challenge. Join fellow rural ecosystem builders in the conversation about rural broadband during the 2021 RuralRISE Mini-Summit.

Date: April 15, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

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InBIA Annual Conference

For 35 years, InBIA’s annual conference – the International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI) – has been the primary venue for incubation and other entrepreneurial support professionals to share best practices, proven strategies, effective tools and relevant insights with an audience of peers.

Dates: April 26 – 30

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RuralRISE Summit 2021

Mark your calendars for the 2021 RuralRISE Summit in Emporia, Kansas!

Dates: September 20 – 21

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