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Lead or Feed: How Cities Can Truly Help Startups

This live webinar will help participants get inside the mind of a small business owner and understand their assumptions and challenges. We will then examine methods being used by large and small communities across the country to help support small business growth by providing relatively low-cost types of assistance.These “feeder” types of assistance focus on cultivating a robust, highly interconnected small business environment that can catalyze growth faster than conventional methods. We will also examine roles that governments can play in actively changing a community’s small business environment through targeted efforts that make the best use of governments’ strengths and capacities.

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Questions

  1. Brad Feld said that cities could not do much to help create entrepreneurial ecosystems. Is that true? True everywhere?
  2. What practical things can cities do to help an entrepreneurial ecosystem take root in their community?
  3. What can my city do to help grow entrepreneurship?

Speakers

Organizer

Della Rucker, Principal, Wise Economy Workshop/EngagingCities


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