"We want joy to be seen as a human right, not something accessible based on privilege."
As the City of Greenville, South Carolina experiences unprecedented growth, Village Launch ensures its more vulnerable populations aren't left behind. The city of Greenville is changing. The South Carolina city is bringing in billions of dollars each year in investment, mostly brought in by high-profile economic development groups. Tech [...]
By David Kraus We at CO.STARTERS want to invest in your story. Every individual story is unique, and we want to do justice telling the complex stories of ventures that benefit from our platform. Specifically, we want to focus on one particularly important facet of your CO.STARTERS story: “What happened next?” How has CO.STARTERS changed [...]
At this year’s CO.STARTERS Retreats, we conducted a visioning exercise aimed at getting to the heart of our work’s shared purpose. Participants were prompted to consider their community becoming a national success story for creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem by 2025. Working in pairs, then small groups, and then all together, we discussed and created [...]
By Tim Moore In 2016, one of the country’s leaders in philanthropic investment in entrepreneurship - the Kauffman Foundation - distributed a challenge to address one of the biggest issues entrepreneurial communities face: what can you do to bring more diversity and inclusion to your city’s entrepreneurial community? More than 350 applicants applied for the [...]