ecosystem building

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

2020-03-25T11:55:17-04:00March 18th, 2020|Community Stories, Features|

From providing a tech hub to those without access to technology, to workshops designed to engage female entrepreneurs, to offering our very own CO.STARTERS Core program to the city, The Commons on Champa truly embodies the CO.STARTERS mission.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

2020-03-13T15:56:27-04:00November 20th, 2019|Features, Resource, Tips|

A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community By Enoch Elwell Entrepreneurial culture is changing There’s something exciting afoot if you look through the negative national narrative on the decline of small cities and towns across the United States. Despite suffering significant economic loss which spawns a culture of grim survival, a growing [...]

How to Have Difficult Conversations

2020-03-13T15:57:36-04:00September 4th, 2019|Features, Tips|

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.

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem

2020-03-13T15:58:00-04:00July 26th, 2019|Features, Resource, Tips|

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 represent a specific type of community leader. This title signifies important distinctions in the intended outcomes as well as the [...]

Partnering with McClure Placemaking to Help Four Rural Communities

2019-07-09T09:45:47-04:00June 12th, 2019|News|

CO.STARTERS is excited to partner with McClure Placemaking to help four rural regions in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado to develop actionable blueprints to create opportunity in some of the nation’s most economically challenged rural regions. “McClure Placemaking has an incredible model that helps rural regions create a plan and follow through on it,” said [...]