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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Connecting Rural Entrepreneurs to Business-Building Resources in Northwest Missouri

NWMOSourceLink Connects Rural Entrepreneurs to Business-Building Resources

Northwest Missouri is taking a step to grow entrepreneurship in the rural 18-county region, by making deliberate, strategic and intentional efforts to connect entrepreneurs and grow entrepreneurship.

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Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gap in Urban and Rural Communities

Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gap in Urban and Rural Communities

Creating inclusivity and breaking down the barriers to entrepreneurship in urban and rural communities is part of a long-term economic development strategy. Here's how to support your entrepreneurs and make sure your community is a better place to live and grow.

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Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

How do we make sure that all of our business owners and entrepreneurs are included in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? We have a few ideas.

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Build an Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Our 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

3,600
Resource Providers
87,277
Requests for Resources
383,906
Referrals to Resources

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