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So far CO.STARTERS has created 16 blog entries.
  • Matchmaking for Ecosystem Builders

    These days, CO.STARTERS is bubbling with new projects. We’re in the midst of a long-term shift from primarily supporting starters through programs to a broader mission of cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems by connecting and empowering community builders with a wider spectrum of support. Ecosystems are the ground in which starters grow and are, in turn, shaped […]

Matchmaking for Ecosystem Builders

These days, CO.STARTERS is bubbling with new projects. We’re in the midst of a long-term shift from primarily supporting starters through programs to a broader mission of cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems by connecting and empowering community builders with a wider spectrum of support. Ecosystems are the ground in which starters grow and are, in turn, shaped [...]

2018-11-04T09:25:46+00:00October 25th, 2018|
  • Community Spotlight: Innovation Collaborative // Erie, PA

    The Innovation Collaborative launched in late 2014 in Erie, Pennsylvania to facilitate executing a state-funded work plan to add entrepreneurial development to the traditional focus on existing businesses and business relocations. The Collaborative serves about 250,000 people in Erie County, including almost 100,000 in the city of Erie, located on the eastern shore of Lake […]

Community Spotlight: Innovation Collaborative // Erie, PA

The Innovation Collaborative launched in late 2014 in Erie, Pennsylvania to facilitate executing a state-funded work plan to add entrepreneurial development to the traditional focus on existing businesses and business relocations. The Collaborative serves about 250,000 people in Erie County, including almost 100,000 in the city of Erie, located on the eastern shore of Lake [...]

2018-10-26T11:41:46+00:00October 25th, 2018|
  • The Making of a Marketplace

    By David Kraus For the past two years, CO.STARTERS has had the privilege of collaborating with the Kauffman Foundation in the launch of the ESHIP Summit—a place for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and ecosystem builders to come together and share ideas, including the various resources they use to support their communities. The first ESHIP gathering in […]

The Making of a Marketplace

By David Kraus For the past two years, CO.STARTERS has had the privilege of collaborating with the Kauffman Foundation in the launch of the ESHIP Summit—a place for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and ecosystem builders to come together and share ideas, including the various resources they use to support their communities. The first ESHIP gathering in [...]

2018-11-07T16:58:26+00:00August 29th, 2018|
  • Supporting Our Alumni

    By David Kraus Though the CO.STARTERS flagship program primarily helps entrepreneurs in the initial launch of their businesses, we recognized that alumni often need help navigating the challenges they face after graduating from the program. To this end, we are thrilled to announce two new alumni-focused initiatives. Good Startups Breakthrough Program The first of these […]

Supporting Our Alumni

By David Kraus Though the CO.STARTERS flagship program primarily helps entrepreneurs in the initial launch of their businesses, we recognized that alumni often need help navigating the challenges they face after graduating from the program. To this end, we are thrilled to announce two new alumni-focused initiatives. Good Startups Breakthrough Program The first of these [...]

2018-08-29T14:49:48+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

2018-09-20T17:21:00+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 [...]

2018-11-04T09:27:39+00:00December 12th, 2017|