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Connected Networks Original Content

Channels for Ecosystem Builders to Connect

Last week, Forward Cities held a virtual convening, ESHIP Communities | Cross-City Convening: Resilience in Action. It was a great virtual event that provided an opportunity for dozens of ecosystem builders across the country to convene virtually and hear about Forward Cities’ ecosystem building programs happening in Baltimore, Kansas City, Long Beach, and New Mexico. […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Inclusive Field

12 Organizations that Support Black Entrepreneurs

August is National Black Business Month, a month to recognize Black-owned businesses across the country. Startup Champions Network highlighted some great organizations that seek to support Black entrepreneurs both nationally, and within their ecosystems. These organizations included: Forward Cities Code 2040 New ME Code Fever Black Girl Ventures Black Founders Backstage Capital Blended Media Techstars […]

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Original Content Self-Care Tips & Techniques

5 Coping Techniques for Introverted Ecosystem Builders

Effective and impactful ecosystem building requires making a lot of connections in order to connect the founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to the resources they need. It’s a valuable and essential element of successful ecosystems. But, for many among us, those of us who are introverts, the effort that it takes to connect, socialize, go to […]

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Builder Spotlight Original Content Rural Ecosystem Building

Chris Cain’s Soulful Approach to Creating Collective Impact in Rural Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

  For Chris Cain, what sets entrepreneurial ecosystem builders apart from other players in a community is that for ecosystem builders, there’s a part of your soul in it and that a lot of ecosystem builders can’t see doing any other work. This soulful approach is reflected in her commitment to and focus on helping […]

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