Joshua Baer from Capital Factory learns how to further support entrepreneurial growth.
Read: Texas Goes to KC for the ESHIP Summit | Joshua Baer, Austin Startups >
Christina Henderson, executive director of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance, supports local tech entrepreneurs and tells the stories of their unlikely success in an unlikely place far from Silicon Valley.
Read: Supporting Startups in Montana's Wide Open Spaces | Sarah Morgan, NationSwell >
Eva Garcia, ecosystem builder and city planner, uses entrepreneurship and collaboration to capitalize on the potential of her Texas city.
Read: There's Always Something to Do in Brownsville | Sarah Morgan, NationSwell >
Geraud Staton, founder of Helius Foundation, supports under-resourced entrepreneurs in Durham, Alabama, with free coaching and mentoring to help his community flourish again.
Read: When Entrepreneurship is the Only Option | Sarah Morgan, NationSwell >
Brooke McDonald, CEO and co-founder of LeadLocal, identifies four pillars of effective ecosystem building.
Read: Bringing It Back Home to Tucson, Arizona | Brooke McDonald, LeadLocal >
Felecia Hatcher, author, startup advisor and co-founder of Code Fever/Black Tech Week, highlights ten inspirational stories of black startup founders and entrepreneurs working toward a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in KC.
Read: 10 Black Innovators Making Waves in Kansas City | Felecia Hatcher, Huffington Post >
Entrepreneur Vewiser Dixon has big plans for Kansas City's jazz district, but economic development in his neighborhood has been a challenge.
Read: The Hunt for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Ron Knox, CityLab >
Rural communities have valuable assets that make them fertile ground for startups. To tap those assets, community members must focus on building entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Read: Rural Communities' Untapped Potential for Growth | Don Macke, Governing >
Silicon Valley may be world-renowned for its entrepreneurship, but even California community colleges are looking to Appalachia for help with ecosystem mapping—a technique which helps folks identify the unique strengths and attributes of their local communities.
Read: How Ecosystem Mapping by Colleges Can Help Transform Struggling Communities | Rebecca Corbin & Amy Schulz, Education Drive >