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ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO BUILDING INCLUSIVE SMALL BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS

September 11, 2019 | By Michelle Benham

“Regardless of motivation, there are clear benefits to Anchor Institutions who commit to growing inclusive small business ecosystems…” Anchor Institutions’ Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems was jointly developed...

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Expanding Our Entrepreneurial Imagination in Indianapolis

July 26, 2019 | By Brandon Hudson, Brett Brenton and Kaliah Ligon

Who do you picture when you hear the word “entrepreneur?” Do you imagine a 20 something plugging away on their computer coding for an app? Maybe you envision your...

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What Makes a Successful and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem? (Part 2)

July 25, 2019 | By Stacey Williams, PhD, MPH, Director of Research and Evaluation

“The essence of an entrepreneurial ecosystem is its people and the culture of trust and collaboration that allows them to interact successfully. An ecosystem that allows for the fast...

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Do Forward Cities’ Site Visits Strengthen Cross-City Connections?

July 2, 2019 | By Nicolas Gunkel, Vice President of Ecosystem Impacts

If there is one key takeaway from “Expanding Our Entrepreneurial Imagination in Indianapolis” was that the showcase was jam-packed with programming, tours and conversations. Participants from four different cities...

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