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Innovation as Equity: Innovate Springfield // Springfield, Illinois

“CO.STARTERS has been great for us to meet our community where it is. We were running our own program before, and members who found the old program frustrating had their lightbulbs go off when they went through CO.STARTERS.” -Sarah Beth Ayers, Business Incubation Program Coordinator at Innovate Springfield

2019-08-16T20:50:45-04:00August 6th, 2019|

A Founder Moving to a New Mission

Will Joseph, one of the founders of CO.STARTERS, is transitioning out of a leadership role in the company to pursue new projects related to our collective mission of supporting entrepreneurs and community builders. “I am sad to step away from CO.STARTERS, but am excited about these next projects and how they might continue to [...]

2019-07-30T03:19:27-04:00July 10th, 2019|

ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action

More than half of our CO.STARTERS national team (8 out of 15!) just returned from the third annual ESHIP Summit in Kansas City a few weeks ago. ESHIP (short for “entrepreneurship”) is the Kauffman Foundation’s annual gathering of entrepreneurial ecosystem builders and marks a significant high point for CO.STARTERS and our activity each year. [...]

2019-07-30T10:09:49-04:00June 18th, 2019|

Partnering with McClure Placemaking to Help Four Rural Communities

CO.STARTERS is excited to partner with McClure Placemaking to help four rural regions in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado to develop actionable blueprints to create opportunity in some of the nation’s most economically challenged rural regions. “McClure Placemaking has an incredible model that helps rural regions create a plan and follow through on it,” said [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:47-04:00June 12th, 2019|

New Resources from National Partners

CO.STARTERS is in a unique position, supporting starters with tools for launching, supporting grassroots leaders all over the country and around the world with curated resources and tools to build better community support systems for starters, and collaborating with national partners to encourage ecosystem building. Here are a few new resources from some of our [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:47-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Proximity Space: How to Build Up Entrepreneurial Communities

Last month Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Visionary and CEO, shared with the Proximity Space community about ecosystem building, the Chattanooga story, and the unique niche that CO.STARTERS has found to help and support communities to be their best. Enoch explained how amid the cultural shift we are currently experiencing—moving from the industrial age to the age [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:47-04:00January 8th, 2019|