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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Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure

How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

What is the difference between entrepreneurial infrastructure and entrepreneurial ecosystems? We identify what exactly is infrastructure and an ecosystem and how the two work together to support our country's entrepreneurs.

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How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Funding Your Ecosystem

How do you go about asking and finding sources of funding for your community? Entrepreneurial communities have trouble finding capital to build the infrastructure they need to support and grow their entrepreneurs and business owners. Here's how to get it done.

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Funding Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: 6 Tips on Applying for Grants

Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure

Here are six insights on how to win federal grants to fund your economic development projects (or your entrepreneurial ecosystem).

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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

3,788
Resource Providers
95,773
Requests for Resources
412,541
Referrals to Resources

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