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Piloting The Pivot: The Imperative of an Entrepreneur Led Recovery

GEN president Jonathan Ortmans recently joined the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) as a guest on its webinar, “Piloting the Pivot: The Imperative of an Entrepreneur-Led Economy” to share insights into post-pandemic recovery and the role of entrepreneurship education within it.



Missouri House of Representatives Passes Right to Start Act — The Most Comprehensive State Legislation for Entrepreneurs in Decades

The Legislation provides a model for all states in advancing entrepreneurship as a priority to accelerate job growth throughout the nation.

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Building a Network of InnovateHERS in Kansas City

The call to create space for women in Kansas City came to Lauren Conaway like a smack in the face. Now, she runs a bolstering community of badass women leaders that continues to stay engaged and supportive.

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Collaboration in the Saint Louis Ecosystem with Katie Silversmith

Katie Silversmith is the co-founder of Thrive Coworking and an ecosystem builder in Saint Louis, Missouri. She joins the Mug.news show to discuss coworking spaces encouraging collaboration and a sense of community in the Saint Louis startup ecosystem.



How Four Women Made Miami More Equitable for Startups

A case study by Rosabeth Moss Kanter examines what it takes to break gender barriers and build thriving businesses in an emerging startup hub.

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IEDC Economic Development Week

Celebrate Economic Development Week (EDW) with your community and IEDC! Economic Development Week gives economic development professionals a platform to showcase to their community the contributions made to their local economy throughout the year.

Dates: May 9 – 15

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E3 Scorecard: How Programs Power Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Join Forward Cities on May 12 as they continue their free public webinar series with expert ecosystem builders to discuss how innovative programs can create more equity in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Date: May 12, 2021, 1:00pm ET



RuralRISE Summit 2021

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

Dates: September 20 – 21

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