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

ACBJ Expanding American Inno to All Its Local Markets

A major media outlet, the American City Business Journals is ramping up its coverage of innovation in American cities. For years, multiple cities across the United States, communities have been using American Inno as a platform to share the city’s innovation stories. Now the ‘Biz Journal’ is expanding that coverage into 18 additional markets across the country, including Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, Miami, Denver, Chicago and Richmond. Will these new outlets of storytelling increase awareness of innovation and entrepreneurship. Let’s hope so.

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Why Making Entrepreneurship a Community Priority Is Key to America’s Economic Recovery

As America pursues economic recovery from the pandemic, a shift is happening. More communities are realizing that prosperity comes not from recruiting corporations from afar, but from nurturing homegrown businesses. In an article on Inc., Right to Start’s Victor Hwang argues that the best way to nurture homegrown businesses is through entrepreneurship, by connecting people and removing barriers in their way.

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E3 Scorecard: How Networks Power Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Part 2 | Policy & Supports – September 28

Join Forward Cities for their fourth installment of the E3 Scorecard webinar series as they explore how policy decisions can help support equity in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Discussion will include various ways policymakers are testing innovative ideas to help entrepreneurs be more successful.



Kauffman Foundation Ecosystems in Action Mini Conference Sept 29

Hear from the community leaders who implemented the practices featured in Kauffman’s Ecosystems in Action: Practices from the Field briefs, have the opportunity for small group discussions and participate in interactive Q&As. This session is designed for practitioners to engage with the organizations featured in the first three briefs and explore the practices in greater depth.

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SourceLink® and IEDC: New Certification Program Uniting Economic Developers and Entrepreneurs

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SourceLink® have partnered to deliver a certification course focused on educating economic developers with entrepreneurship-led economic development.

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Entrepreneurial Experience Learning with Melissa Grizzle

In this episode of the Mug.news podcast, co-host Kaitlyn chats with Melissa Grizzle to discuss building entrepreneurial education programming in Saint Louis, Missouri. Melissa gives an overview of her local startup ecosystem while providing tactics to apply to any community across the midwest.



This is What Collaboration Looks Like: Strengthening Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems foster innovation, new business creation, and startup success by connecting the dots between available resources to help entrepreneurs access the type of assistance they need when they need them. Collaboration between all the different players is key. This webinar session will explore the current landscape of entrepreneurial ecosystems through the lens of two membership-based resource providers: InBIA and SCN.