The innovation skills of startups funded by growing investments from VCs is fueling hope in addressing climate change.

Recent extreme weather events have dramatically demonstrated what we can expect from a warming planet and reiterated the need to accelerate our actions to address climate change. The massive heat dome that shattered high temperature records in the Pacific Northwest, devastating drought throughout the western U.S., deadly floods in Germany…

Humans have the most advanced brains on the planet—we should learn to use our capacity for logical, rational thought.

Society has become incredibly contentious and polarized. Opposing pundits and experts bombard us with opinions. Every day we face a deluge of misinformation and lies, masquerading as facts and truth. Who can you believe?

Too many people choose to blindly follow their pundit, news source, or influencer of choice like…

Many ecosystem builders are on the brink and ecosystem building as a field is perilously close to going off the rails if we don’t get support.

If you don’t follow the Ecosystem Building Twitterverse you may have missed an important sub-current that rose to the surface the last few days regarding the health and sustainability of ecosystem builders. It started with a tweet from Joe Maruschak referencing a recent article he wrote on Medium.

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How ecosystem builders are working to promote entrepreneurship as an economic imperative.

“Communities seeking to grow their economy need to understand the impact entrepreneurship and small business play in economic growth.” — Grow Your Own: Entrepreneurship-based Economic Development for Local Communities, Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Ecosystem builders know that entrepreneurship and startups are critical for a healthy economy…

How ecosystem builders stay motivated and avoid burning out.

Ecosystem building work is often thankless, tiring, and even demoralizing at times. How do ecosystem builders stay motivated to keep doing the work? What specific practices do ecosystem builders use for self-care, to keep going, and avoid burning out? …

Examples of what ecosystem builders are doing during Covid to keep their startup communities engaged.

Much of what we do as startup community builders requires in-person interactions through workshops, meetups, and other events. But the Covid pandemic pushed the big pause button on in-person events that are the beating heart of many startup communities.

Peter Cimino in Buffalo sent in a great question as part…

Facilitating connections, resilience, inclusivity, altruism, empathy — these are a few of the key values, and traits most esteemed by ecosystem builders.

Ecosystem building is still a very young professional field with no standard definition for what it is. But, if you talk to enough ecosystem builders you’ll get a sense of the values, traits, and skills that are critical to doing the work successfully. Really impactful ecosystem builders have a different…

These startup communities have created engaging campaigns that celebrate their entrepreneurs and startup community.

Society doesn’t understand the value of entrepreneurship. Research shows that entrepreneurs and young companies are the key drivers of economic growth. But most people are unaware of this and the enormous potential of entrepreneurship in their communities and society in general.

If we want stronger, more resilient, and equitable economies…

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