Community Call Recap

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 [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:48-04:00July 23rd, 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 [...]

2019-07-09T09:45:48-04:00May 21st, 2018|


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 [...]

2019-07-30T03:20:11-04:00March 27th, 2018|

Telling the Story of Our Impact

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 [...]

2018-04-30T15:48:42-04:00November 13th, 2017|

Growing Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

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 [...]

2018-04-30T15:48:22-04:00September 15th, 2017|

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|