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E3 Scorecard: How People Power Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Watch the video recording of Forward Cities’ webinar on their inaugural E3 Scorecard conversation series with ecosystem building powerhouses Adam Arredondo (CEO of Startland) and Dell Gines (Senior Community Development Advisor at the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve). They 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.



Starting up a Startup Community With Scott Resnick

Scott Resnick is an ecosystem builder for Madison, Wisconsin. He began life as an entrepreneur during the 2000 internet bubble and has worked to build his local startup scene since. He joins the Ecosystem Builder Podcast to break down the elements that allow entrepreneurs to flourish.



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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Ecosystem Builders Community of Practice: Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Are you supporting underserved entrepreneurs? Startup Space is hosting the next Community of Practice for entrepreneurship ecosystem builders on Thursday, April 29 from 11am-12:15pm ET. All practitioners are welcome to join in as we meet up with Pam Lewis, Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) based in Detroit, MI. She’ll be sharing a closer look at NEInsights.com, a site created for other communities to learn from their work to advance equity through entrepreneurship in Southeast Michigan. 

Date: April 29, 2021, 11:00am ET



Assess Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Getting Started with Forward Cities’ E3 Scorecard

Get exclusive access to a tool that measures the health and equity of your local entrepreneurial ecosystem! Join Forward Cities as we share insights into how our E3 Scorecard is used to support communities in their efforts to build more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Date: Apr 28, 2:00 PM ET



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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