Ecosystem Building News Roundup March 29, 2021

ecosystem building news

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

NEWS FROM THE FIELD

IEDC Online Training Course: Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development

Entrepreneurship-led economic development is getting more legit. This course focuses on building an understanding of the importance of building a community centered around entrepreneurship and small business creation, sustainability and growth.

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1863 Ventures 3R Program

1863 Ventures and the Rockefeller Foundation have teamed up have teamed up to deliver targeted support to entrepreneurs across the nation. Although monetary grants are only available for Black businesses in select cities, all who apply to the program can partake in the business development curriculum and receive business coaching (if requested).

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Propelling Entrepreneurship through Local Libraries with Mel Lambert

Mel Lambert is an Ecosystem Builder from Saint Louis, Missouri. Mel Lambert is the Director of Adult and Community Services at Kirkwood public library based in Saint Louis. She joins the Mug.news show to discuss her work curating the data and tools that allow entrepreneurs to flourish.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

How People Power Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Join Forward Cities as they kick off their inaugural E3 Scorecard conversation series with ecosystem building powerhouses Adam Arredondo and Dell Gines. They will explore two powerful ways ESOs and communities can catalyze and accelerate the potential of PEOPLE in their ecosystems: through strong talent pipelines and culturally competent mentors, and by activating entrepreneurial champions and ecosystem builders to ensure equity for every entrepreneur.

Date: March 30,

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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

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 Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development

This course focuses on building an understanding of the importance of building a community centered around entrepreneurship and small business creation, sustainability and growth.

Dates: April 20-21

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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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