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So far CO.STARTERS has created 12 blog entries.

CO.STARTERS Sparks Connection Across New Zealand

By David Kraus It all started in October, 2013 when Chorus, a New Zealand telecommunications company, launched a competition. Dubbed “Gigatown” as a nod to Chattanooga’s “Gig City” moniker, the competition challenged New Zealand cities to realize the potential of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) technology for renewing the methods of New Zealand’s education and business [...]

2018-06-27T17:31:56+00:00June 26th, 2018|

Engaging Community Partners

By David Kraus Supporting a community of entrepreneurs is no small task, which is why it can be helpful—and necessary—to bring others on board in your effort. In our May Community Call, we wanted to highlight the benefits, necessities, and pitfalls of engaging in partnerships with outside organizations. Two CO.STARTERS community leaders, Jackie Albright and [...]

2018-06-19T14:54:58+00:00May 21st, 2018|

Sharing the CO.STARTERS Way with the Startup Champions Network

We believe that the work we do as the CO.STARTERS community goes much deeper than increasing the success of local businesses. As we work together with local starters, community leaders, governments, institutions, and state and national decision-makers, we have the opportunity to reframe the narrative regarding the role of business in society. Across the CO.STARTERS [...]

2018-05-03T15:54:51+00:00April 30th, 2018|

Growing CO.STARTERS

By David Kraus From its very inception, CO.STARTERS’ mission has been to help local grassroots leaders become more effective in their work for their communities. As we’ve pursued this mission, we’ve had the privilege to cultivate and foster an incredible community of like-minded individuals and organizations dedicated to improving their communities through entrepreneurship. Although we [...]

2018-05-03T15:54:19+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Looking Back and Looking Forward

By David Kraus At CO.STARTERS, we believe that reflecting on the past is one of the most effective ways to ensure future success. With this in mind, we spent our January community call listening to members from around the globe recount their 2017 success stories. From Denver, Colorado to Auckland, New Zealand, CO.STARTERS supported [...]

2018-05-03T15:54:59+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

Shop Small Business, Shop CO.STARTERS

By David Kraus Finally. The time has arrived for holiday music to flood through the ceiling speakers of  local shopping malls, unleashed from its eleven-month-long hibernation. And that means one thing--you have shopping to do. It can be immensely difficult, especially during the holiday season, to peruse shelves and online catalogs without feeling like you’re [...]

2018-05-03T16:15:39+00:00December 12th, 2017|

Inspiring Youth Entrepreneurs

By Tim Moore While the landscape in entrepreneurship education is changing for adults, are youth being given the same opportunities? During CO.STARTERS’ Community Call in July, we had the chance to hear from several community leaders who are developing programs to encourage and empower entrepreneurship among youth in their communities. At the Auckland University of [...]

2018-04-30T15:48:12+00:00July 14th, 2017|

A Look Back at the ESHIP Summit

In June, CO.STARTERS’s founder Enoch Elwell joined 400 community leaders from across the country for the inaugural ESHIP Summit in Kansas City. The ESHIP Summit is a 3-day gathering organized by the Kauffman Foundation, a leading philanthropic investor in entrepreneurship in the United States. The Summit was designed to bring ecosystem builders from across the country [...]

2017-09-20T15:24:03+00:00June 30th, 2017|

CO.STARTERS spun-out of CO.LAB

By Tom Ballard Originally published by Technovation.biz “We’re focused on using business processes and individuals to build communities,” CO.STARTERS Enoch Elwell told us when we caught-up with him recently. The program’s Founder, who launched the initiative as part of his role as a Co-Founder of Chattanooga’s CO.LAB, recently spun-out the nine-week CO.STARTERS approach into a separate entity named [...]

2017-09-18T17:20:49+00:00August 9th, 2016|

Chattanooga-based business accelerator program goes global

by Mitra Malek Originally published by the Chattanooga Times Free Press Not even two years old, CO.STARTERS is expanding overseas. Five New Zealand municipalities are licensing the business development program, said Enoch Elwell, who founded CO.STARTERS under Chattanooga nonprofit organization CO.LAB. "We've had an incredible response for CO.STARTERS across New Zealand," Elwell, 28, said. "We [...]

2017-09-20T15:24:03+00:00May 19th, 2015|