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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 [...]

2018-04-30T15:48:12-04:00July 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 [...]

2017-09-20T15:24:03-04:00June 30th, 2017|

CO.STARTERS spun-out of CO.LAB

By Tom Ballard Originally published by “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 [...]

2017-09-18T17:20:49-04:00August 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 [...]

2017-09-20T15:24:03-04:00May 19th, 2015|

CO.STARTERS hopes to bring about a “small business revolution”

By Gabrielle Chevalier Originally published by  What began as a course to help local entrepreneurs with business ideas has turned into a curriculum gaining ground in other cities to bring about a “small business revolution” and encourage startup companies. CO.STARTERS, a revamped version of The Company Lab’s Springboard Program, is now offered in 20 different [...]

2017-09-18T17:26:32-04:00February 11th, 2014|

The Gig City Launches National CO.STARTERS Program

by Monica Selby  Originally published by Serious Startups Small business is the backbone of our economy. We’ve all heard it. Over and over (and over) again. But is it true? Earlier this fall a report from the Kauffmann Foundation suggested that it may not be. Tech companies do actually drive economic growth, so that’s good news for [...]

2017-09-18T17:26:58-04:00December 13th, 2013|