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Bridging the Rural Opportunity Gap

Creativity is key to innovation in rural areas. In Part 3 of our series on Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Matt Dunne from Center on Rural Innovation shares key learnings from years of work addressing the opportunity gap in rural communities.

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to Have Difficult Conversations

Conversations about inclusion in ecosystem building can be difficult because they bring up issues that may become contentious and polarizing. In Part 2 of our series on Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, we have a conversation with author Meg Bolger about how the art of facilitation can make these conversations more effective and productive.

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Challenging Underestimation Through Teenpreneurship: Y.E.S. // Dade City, Florida

“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.”

By |August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community Spotlight, Features|Tags: |0 Comments

Innovation as Equity: Innovate Springfield // Springfield, Illinois

“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

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Community Spotlight, Features|0 Comments

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem

Exploring the Many Roles of Ecosystem Building By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary As the ecosystem building approach to economic and community development gains interest and credibility, the title of “ecosystem builder” has emerged to [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Features, Resource|Tags: , , |0 Comments