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.
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.
We know that entrepreneurs play a crucial role in a community's economic vitality. Now we know quantifiably the impact of startups on a local economy.
What's the difference between an accelerator and incubator? We break down the differences in entrepreneurship centers and look at the best practices of how communities are helping entrepreneurs.
We asked a few ecosystem builders we met at the Kauffman Foundation's ESHIP Summit to share their takeaways on entrepreneurial ecosystem building.
"Without growth, this is no real entrepreneurship," says Dan Isenberg—and that's why you need a plan to both create startups and grow them.
Entrepreneurship is not easy—and building a sustainable infrastructure for entrepreneurs requires deep knowledge, experience, funding and champions. Here's how communities can put entrepreneurship first.
IASourceLink connects people to people to help advance and accelerate Iowa entrepreneurship. But it didn't happen overnight. Read how IASourceLink united their entrepreneurial community into a vibrant ecosystem.
The story of connecting entrepreneurs to the right resources at the right time at KCSourceLink is 15 years in the making—and they're just getting started.
See how the largest focus group in entrepreneurship-led economic development plans on growing entrepreneurial communities across the nation. Here are the takeaways and insights from the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit.
National Small Business Week is the perfect time to connect with your community's small business owners and startups and shine a light on the resources available to start and grow a business.
The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.
Now, more than ever, geography does not determine the success of a business. These wicked-talented ecosystem builders are bridging the gaps in distressed communities and speaking at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit April 25-26, 2018.
Communities don't need giant universities, incubators and venture capital to have a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. But they do need these ecosystem building basics.
To celebrate the Rise of the Rest 6.0 tour, Steve Case and his team are kicking off a friendly challenge for all 26 of the past tour cities.
Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure
How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure
Measuring Entrepreneurship: SourceLink Research Wins Recognition from International Economic Development Council
Accelerators, Incubators and Coworking Spaces: How Entrepreneurship Centers Can Build a Community
How Do You Build a Community of Ecosystem Builders? Highlights from 2018 #ESHIPSummit
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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