Join the Network
Nexus i90: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Solutions
By becoming a resource partner in Nexus i90, you will be joining the largest network of organizations that support small businesses and entrepreneurs across the Finger Lakes region.
Becoming a resource partner is easy:
Be an organization that offers programs and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses (e.g., general capacity-building, financial, specialized, or affinity-based)
Complete the Resource Partner Intake Form below
- Allow Nexus i90 to market your organization and services
- Be responsive to client prospects referred to you from Nexus i90 and other resource partners
- Promote the Nexus i90 community and website, with reciprocal website and social media links
- Help Nexus i90 identify ways to track small business success so we can measure and publicize our collective impact
- Be willing to learn together and collaborate to enhance the quality and strength of our community.
- Host or send representatives to attend an Undoing Racism® workshop to advance equity and inclusion within our community
Nexus i90 will work with you to build an accurate profile of your programs for the resource navigator
Participation with Nexus i90 is limited to organizations that share our mission of strengthening the regional entrepreneurial and small business community by addressing their needs through collaboration. Resource partner status does not reflect an endorsement by Nexus i90: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Solutions, its founding members, or its sponsors.
Collaboration is about cultivating mutually-beneficial relationships built on trust that strengthens our collective impact. Collaboration among resource partners, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are essential to the performance of our community.
Community is about maintaining supportive networks and resources that allow community members to learn together, help one another, and evolve over time. Our community-based approach to economic development inspires a collective identity that democratizes the process of business development and promote sustainability.
Inclusion is about honoring diversity by working with entrepreneurs and small businesses at each stage of development, no matter the size or sector—their stories and priorities frame our work. The power of diversity bolsters our community of resource partners and stimulate creativity, innovation, and the improvement of our offerings.
Equity is about facilitating access to support services and resources organized to accommodate the range of small business needs in a contextually-relevant way. Each one of them are unique, equipped with their own back stories, attributes, aspirations, and challenges.
Evidence is about garnering and assimilating credible insights to inform inquiry, policy setting, and decision-making throughout our community. We strive to consult two or more available sources of evidence including scholarly literature, expert perspectives, stakeholder preferences, and systems-level data.