Ecosystem Building

What is the entrepreneurial ecosystem?

“The essence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem is its people and the culture of trust and collaboration that allows them to interact successfully. The ecosystem allows for the fast flow of talent, information, and resources so that entrepreneurs can quickly find what they need at each stage of growth. As a result, the whole is greater than the sum of its separate parts.”
Kauffman Foundation, 2019

What is an ecosystem builder?

“Ecosystem builders connect, empower, and collaborate with others to build the whole system. They are system entrepreneurs, working to lift up the whole community to achieve its potential.” – Kaufman Foundation, 2019

Podcasts and Blog Posts for Ecosystem Builders

Michael Scales on A Lifetime of Ecosystem Building

Michael Scales on A Lifetime of Ecosystem Building

Ecosystem Builder Interview with Michael Scales, Small Business ConsultantOne of the most important considerations in economic development is securing those opportunities for generational wealth and development. Today’s guest is a perfect example of someone that not...

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Natalie Hodge on Representation of Small Town Stories

Natalie Hodge on Representation of Small Town Stories

Ecosystem Builder Interview with Entrepreneur Natalie K. Hodge, Founder of Rudy's Girl Media and HometownHustle.tvWhen you think of television and film, your brain automatically connects to the big stories coming out of LA, but it’s the small town stories that are the...

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