Upcoming Webinar 11/15
Moving from Entrepreneur Support to Ecosystem Building
During this webinar, panelists will share their experiences in networking organizations to create a robust ecosystem for food-based entrepreneurs in New Jersey. Attendees will learn strategies for helping a sector-based ecosystem grow, thrive and sustain.
Leveraging Resources to Build a More Equitable Ecosystem
During this webinar, an ecosystem leader and a resource provider will explain the collaboration they formed, lessons they learned, and how attendees can apply the insights gained in their own ecosystems.
Startup to Sustainability
Topics ranged from effective partnerships to being intentional with staff positions to long-term funding solutions. This online event provided information about employee ownership models; their benefits in terms of profitability, productivity, and resilience; and how to help your client companies leverage this strategy in your community.
Employee Ownership Models
This webinar explained employee ownership as a proven tool to create stronger businesses and more resilient local economies. Is employee ownership a tool in your toolbox? Learn more about employee ownership models; their benefits in terms of business profitability, productivity, and resilience; and how to unlock this strategy in your community.
Director of Regional Engagement at Project Equity
Trends in Innovation
This webinar explored how organizations can effectively contribute to thriving startup ecosystems. Panelists provided tips and insights on identifying gaps in service, creating meaningful partnerships, offering the right programming, and more.
First Flight Venture Center
Meridian Technology Center
Entrepreneur Strong: Supporting Your Community
Featuring thought leaders in entrepreneur support, this online event explored how organizations can effectively contribute to thriving startup ecosystems. Panelists provided tips and insights on identifying gaps in service, creating meaningful partnerships, offering the right programming, and more.
Assistant Dean, WMed Innovation Center
Director of Science & Technology Ecosystems,
Connecting Startups to Corporates
Large and established businesses can be valuable partners for startups and small businesses, enhancing credibility and unlocking access to customers, distribution channels and financial capital. Unfortunately, successfully executing such partnerships is difficult – and not always successful – for both sides.
Senior Director, Regional Ecosystem Development at KCSourceLink
Corporate Development Manager, ATDC
Supporting Successful Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
Strong entrepreneurship ecosystems are essential to thriving startup economies. This free, interactive webinar will explore essential elements of healthy ecosystems, the current state of the field, what it means to be an ecosystem builder, and the Ecosystem Building Leadership Project (EBLP) – an exciting new effort to co-design a national network that will serve as an anchor and add legitimacy and sustainability to the field of ecosystem building.
Lead Community Development Advisor,
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Founder, Petra Impact Partners
Taking Your ESO to the Next Level: Launching to Growing to Sustaining
This webinar explores how to effectively take a program from the planning phase into long-term sustainability. Topics include increasing impact, setting up effective leadership, understanding how to go from growing to sustaining, evolving a team, and more.
Executive Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation
Managing an Entrepreneurship Facility in Challenging Times
Best Practices for Incubation Professionals Part 3: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way people use space and required many centers to move toward further increasing the flexibility of their facilities. This webinar will explore some of the models and how center managers and real estate professionals are adapting to meet these new realities.
VP of Campus Operations and User Experience, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Managing Director, University Research Park
CEO, California Technology Council
Building Better Boards
Best Practices for Incubation Professionals – Part 2: This joint webinar series produced by InBIA and the California Business Incubation Alliance provided entrepreneurial support professionals with information, tools and resources to assist clients as they recruit for and manage strong boards for their companies.
Executive Director, WT Enterprise Center
Principal Partner, WV Ventures
CEO, California Technology Council
Managing Mentor Networks
Best Practices for Incubation Professionals – Part 1: This joint webinar series produced by InBIA and the California Business Incubation Alliance discussed best practices in managing mentor networks for your center.
President, First Flight Venture Center
We Love Mentors
Building Entrepreneur Impact at Scale in a Virtual World
Do you feel like you are spending more time than you would like in the tracking of entrepreneurs and their progress against milestones?
Pam Hoelzle, Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Ready
Inclusive Programming to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs
Ensuring entrepreneurs of all backgrounds have access to the resources and support they need to succeed is a significant part of having a thriving and innovative economy.
Vice President of Impact and Research, SEED SPOT
CEO, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll)
Director, KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth
The Post-Pandemic ESO: Creating a Model for the Economic Recovery
Moving towards the recovery will require a recalibration of your Entrepreneurial Support Organization’s (ESO) business model. Rethinking everything from mission and target customers to service offerings and facility use will be necessary to enable your ESO to operate effectively in the “new normal”.
Carol Kraus Lauffer
Principal, Business Cluster Development LLC