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Together, we will continue with renewed energy to work with our communities to fundamentally change the outcomes of people’s lives – by addressing underlying causes, not just treating symptoms, while striving each day to be our better selves.
Ashlei Spivey
Ashlei Spivey is a program officer – entrepreneur support organizations in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages a broad grant portfolio that addresses systemic inequities that impact entrepreneurial success in the Heartland, as well as a peer-learning community designed to encourage collaborative, regional entrepreneurship support and strategy development. Previously, Spivey was […]
ESHIP Communities
In a time when it’s easy to feel isolated, four communities focus economic development on building strong entrepreneurial ecosystems – knowing that others are doing similar work, and are willing to share and support, makes a difference.
Mayors Conference
The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors, entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities. Mayors and entrepreneurs collaborate and align their objectives, creating a new national community where the most difficult problems are addressed using the best aspects […]
Mayors Conference
What does a virtual Mayors Conference look like? Given the still unfolding pandemic, this year’s conference will look different than it ever has before. Not only will we be discussing new and relevant content, we’ll be exploring a different way to connect. Virtual collaboration is nothing new in the modern world, but because we understand […]
Real World Learning Clouds
Real World Learning is partnering with Getting Smart to provide a series of virtual sessions that focus on expanding and enhancing our region’s shared understanding of what Market Value Assets (MVAs) are, why they matter, and how to provide them. Watch or listen to previously recorded webinars: RWL: What Will Be Different Post-Pandemic? Part One This webinar […]