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Sharing stories to open doors for more inclusive communities


These 1 Million Cups organizers are taking steps toward fostering more inclusive communities across the nation.
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For Shelly Bell, the future is now – whether people are ready or not.


With Black Girl Ventures, Shelly Bell seeks to disrupt age-old patterns in support of women entrepreneurs.
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GEW 2018 is guided by themes of women, youth, inclusion, and ecosystems


Across the globe, entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and ecosystem builders will connect in order to inspire people everywhere to make their entrepreneurial dream a reality.
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Announcing the 32 inaugural Knowledge Challenge grantees


The Knowledge Challenge grants seek to provide more specific answers for what works for entrepreneurs.
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A Playbook for Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook, Draft 1.0, highlights ways to grow and nurture entrepreneurial communities, and provides an online entry-point for collaboration among real practitioners in the field. We invite you to share your comments, stories, critiques and ideas.
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A major league city needs major league assets


The Foundation makes significant investments to help our key city assets increase long-term financial stability, most recently through a grant to the Truman Library Institute.
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Communities


Creating supportive communities for entrepreneurs to make an idea a reality by empowering entrepreneurs everywhere as agents of progress. The strategy, including convenings such as the ESHIP Summit and the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship, will build a new model of economic development by pioneering the principles, culture, tools, and metrics of successful entrepreneurial communities.
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Policy


Reducing barriers and providing support by empowering entrepreneurship advocates, increasing entrepreneurs’ and policymakers’ understandings of how policy affects entrepreneurship, and continuing to build relationships with policymakers.
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One day to reimagine everything


Students from four high schools came together to problem solve, collaborate, and flex an entrepreneurial mindset. The challenge before them? How to reimagine a school of the future. That’s meta.
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The real opportunity in Opportunity Zones


Collaboration – including purposeful engagement of community and entrepreneurs – is essential to achieve the full potential for economically distressed areas designated to benefit from tax reform.
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