SXSW 2020

It Takes a Village to Raise an Entrepreneur


It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur. When there are so many different actors within an entrepreneurship ecosystem, what is the best way to work together to create opportunities and wealth for an entire community? Unlikely allies have joined together in cities like Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Kansas City to create networks, move capital and expand inclusive ecosystems. Investors, accelerators and foundations are finding their unique roles in their cities to create conditions for success for their entrepreneurs. Learn from the Case Foundation, Rise of the Rest, Jumpstart, Center for Economic Inclusion and the Kauffman Foundation about their efforts to support ecosystems that will support entrepreneurs who live all across the country.

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  1. Why did Case and others choose this tactic to make an impact on inclusive entrepreneurship?
  2. What has Case and others learned from their capacity building program?
  3. What are the best strategies for creating inclusive entrepreneurship networks in cities?



Jenn Roche, Program Associate, The Case Foundation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Startups
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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