id8 nation

ID8 Nation is a multimedia channel on Entrepreneurship.org that explores cities' entrepreneurial ecosystems to provide insights on what grows in them and why.

With a name that plays off of the word “ideate” (to form an idea of, imagine, or conceive), ID8 Nation features the creative and innovative entrepreneurial scenes of select cities and the people starting businesses there.

Stories are told primarily through video, with prose, podcasts, and infographics rounding out the packages. Visitors are invited to comment to enable an exchange of ideas.

By examining the entrepreneurial elements of cities, we hope to shed light on what makes these ecosystems successful and offer up lessons to others.
— Thom Ruhe, vice president of Entrepreneurship,
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation