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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|

12 Days of Starters: Give the Gift of Small

Celebrate 12 Days of Starters, Nov. 24 through Dec. 5 CO.STARTERS celebrates starters this holiday season by urging everyone to shop small! Give the gift of small and shop local anywhere from the convenience of your couch while you leverage your holiday gift purchases to support starters and the communities they—and you!—call home. Starting [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:48-04:00November 23rd, 2018|

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 [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:48-04:00October 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 [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:48-04:00August 29th, 2018|