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How Prioritizing Community Expertise Can Inform Engaged Research

This forum features various researchers and heartland community partner organizations from the Kauffman Foundation’s Inclusive Ecosystem portfolio – comprised of three-year projects that explore entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Heartland states, these grants emphasize holistic, community-led approaches to research on entrepreneurial ecosystems.

WATCH: “How Prioritizing Community Expertise Can Inform Engaged Research” | 1:25:26

Grantees discuss the impact of systemic forces on entrepreneurial ecosystems, as well as ways to engage communities in conversation around geographic inequality, structural racism, and overall community wellness. They also discuss their work to develop research-driven case studies and tools for assessing equity in ecosystems.

Watch as we explore the positive impact of prioritizing a community’s voice on efforts to embed equity into research, as well as the benefits of centering the needs of a given community for collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

Participants include: Omar Alcover-Firpi, Michael P. Arnold, Heather Cameron, Colby Crowder, Jensyn Hallett, Sara Gardner, Teri Garstka, Matthew Gilbert, Dell Gines, Nia Richardson, Lindi Roelofse, Josie Gatti Schafer, and ReShonda Young.

Webinar was recorded November 2022.