Best Practices

SourceLink + Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov 14-20, 2016

GEW: What Is It and Why Should You Care?​

Global Entrepreneurship Week is more than just a celebration of innovators and their ideas.

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Jeff Hoffman presentation at Tech Week KC

Roundup: From Connections to Entrepreneurial Community

From Jeff Hoffman to Steve Case to Victor Hwang, here are a few insights into how to build entrepreneurial communities.

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Broadband and Rural Entrepreneurship

Does Broadband Matter for Rural Entrepreneurs?

Amy Kuhlers of IASourceLink weighs in on how broadband helps rural entrepreneurs compete locally and globally.

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Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Roundup: How to Measure an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Why measure? Here's a roundup of articles to help you think about why and what you measure on the way to your goals.

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Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit: Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

How Do You Measure an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?

Measuring jobs is only one metric in measuring an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Use the right data and tools to map your community's assets and build a sustainable economy.

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At what development stage is your entrepreneurial ecosystem?

How Do You Grow Entrepreneurship? [Survey]

At what stage is your entrepreneurial ecosystem—and what are your obstacles to growth?

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

5 Ways to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Community with #GEW

How can your community leverage Global Entrepreneurship Week to bring together your local entrepreneurship community? Here are seven ways to use GEW to connect and empower your entrepreneurs and rally your community around the importance of entrepreneurship.

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Opportunities for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Grant Opportunity: Close the Gaps in Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Inclusion Challenge is designed to find, understand and grant funds to nonprofit entrepreneurship-support organizations that can help female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color achieve higher rates of success.

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Network Kansas: 2015-2016 YEC Season a Success!

Through our Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series, E-Communities host local entrepreneurship competitions for students ranging in age from 7th to 12th grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked our third successive year partnering with communities at the local level to organize these events.

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Goldman Sachs 10K Women Entrepreneurs

Investing in the Power of Women

10,000 Women initiative has transformed local economies and the businesses and confidence of women entrepreneurs.

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GrowingEship Summit

Highlights from Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Call it the largest focus group in entrepreneurial development. The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit (#GrowingEship), held on May 4 and 5, 2016, attracted more than 200 entrepreneurial thought leaders and practitioners.

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Dara Macan, Director of Business Development

SourceLink Hires New Business Development Director to Fuel Expansion

Dara Macan will help identify international communities that are ready to build sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems

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Jeremy Goldberg, Civic Innovator

What We're Reading: How Startups Are Helping Build a 21st Century Government

Jeremy Goldberg and Jay Nath share insights on how governments can—and should—be more entrepreneurial in their policies and operations.

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Building Relationships

Building Win-Win Relationships with Private Sector Businesses

Relationships with private sector companies can evolve into long-term partnerships to build ever stronger entrepreneurial communities.

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We Create Capital Report

KCSourceLink Explores Access to Capital and Ignites Regional Capital Pools

KCSourceLink uses report to drive action around funding for entrepreneurs

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