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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 initiatives is […]

July 23rd, 2018|Community Call Recap|

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 Allen […]

May 21st, 2018|Community Call Recap|

Growing CO.STARTERS

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 initially started as a […]

March 27th, 2018|Community Call Recap|

Looking Back and Looking Forward

By David Kraus

At CO.STARTERS, we believe that reflecting on the past is one of the most effective ways to ensure future success. With this in mind, we spent our January community call listening to members from around the globe recount their 2017 success stories. From Denver, Colorado to Auckland, New Zealand, CO.STARTERS supported communities contributed to the flourishing […]

January 22nd, 2018|Community Call Recap|

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 participants and your community after graduation? Have entrepreneurs’ […]

November 13th, 2017|Community Call Recap|

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 […]

September 15th, 2017|Community Call Recap|

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 […]

July 14th, 2017|Community Call Recap|
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