“CO.STARTERS Generator was the only option left standing, given [my] needs for accessibility. The modular nature of Generator was especially appealing, and the bright, colorful layout of the binder was a bonus too.”
“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
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 [...]
"This past decade, a renaissance of creativity, adventure, and local pride has taken hold of Wheeling."
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. [...]
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 [...]
"CO.STARTERS has given us a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with one another, building community pride and resources for sustained growth."
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 [...]
"In addition to coming alongside entrepreneurs through programming, Launch NOLA provides affordable coworking space where graduates can continue to connect."
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 [...]