R&D for your Entrepreneurial Community: Identify, Connect, Empower and Measure


IdentifyIdentify

the entrepreneurial resources in your community and make them visible

Connect Connect

your community through a central hub – a robust website, a one-stop hotline and/or a community calendar of events

Empower Empower

your ecosystem by engaging, listening, responding and collaborating to solve problems and fill gaps

Measure Measure

your impact, based on your entrepreneurial ecosystem’s stage of development


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SourceLink Commits to Innovation In Key Partnership with NLC

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Innovation is never born in a silo, and solutions are always meant to be shared. That’s precisely the philosophy behind the City Innovation Ecosystems program from the National League of Cities. At SourceLink, we are proud to continue to support the NLC's NIE program and have gained commitments from three new cities to become actively engaged in the program to right resource inequality and drive innovation across the country.

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New Beginnings: A Look Inside December's Quarterly Conversation

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Each quarter, we are proud to bring together our affiliates for conversations around industry trends or challenges; we share best practices and insights gained from the previous quarter and celebrate in each other's successes. Our affiliates gathered virtually in December for our last Quarterly Conversation of the year, and to celebrate entrepreneurship community building. Together, we said “Good-Bye 2020, Hello to New Beginnings.”

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Our Gift in 2020 Was You

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I have been given hope this last year by our SourceLink network’s ability to rise to the extraordinary challenges of 2020.

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Build an Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

An Experienced Team


Maria Meyers

Maria Meyers

Founder of SourceLink. Maria helps communities build—and measure— entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Rob Williams

Rob Williams

Director of SourceLink. Rob covers all things related to building more connected and more impactful entrepreneurial infrastructures.

Dara Macan

Dara Macan

Director of global business development for SourceLink. Dara connects entrepreneurial communities with solutions to “grow their own” and drive economic impact.

Pola Firestone

Pola Firestone

Relationship Manager and Affiliate Liaison for SourceLink. Pola supports SourceLink’s entrepreneurial communities, helping them find ways to increase their visibility and value.

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A few numbers that make us proud and highlight our work building robust local economies the last 15 years

4,662
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135,987
Requests for Resources
633,974
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