Experiences designed to grow
We leverage our rapidly growing network to provide you
• Industry Insights
• Discounted Services From Our Partners/Sponsors
We make our team available to offer you
• Constructive Feedback
• Consulting Services
• Warm Introductions
• Access to investors, talent, government officials, jobs, and more
We approach the economy like an ecosystem in nature.
Just like in nature, all the different organisms (or stakeholders) need to collaborate together towards their mutual success for that ecosystem to thrive.
Startups act as algae in nature–rapidly growing and fueling the success of the other organisms in that ecosystem. Thus, being called a Startup Ecosystem.
It is much more than just startups though. It involves everyone in the economy.
In fact, we group these stakeholders in three key categories: Government, For Profit, and Non Profit
Our priority goal is to help you understand what it means to be a part of an ecosystem and leverage that to your success and the growth of the economy.
We help our economy thrive in a sustainable manner.
Our team has a vast background in experience design and community building.
One thing we learned early on is that everything should begin with understanding your culture.
Our culture is focused around inspiration, education, and inclusion.
Everything we do needs to support our culture. We always ask ourselves and others, “does this support our culture?”
Culture acts as a compass as you make your journey towards success. You only ever want to do things that you can answer “yes” to that question.
Whether that is helping a city plan their economic development strategies, helping a startup design the UX of their MVP, a business recruit new talent that is more likely to have a higher retention rate, or a non profit plan an experience based fund raiser your culture is the key to understanding how to best reach your goal.
We help you establish what your culture is and properly leverage it.
Everything we do has a common purpose: Build authentic relationships between our members, our sponsors, and the many overlapping communities we are involved in.
The more authentic those relationships are the more support you can call upon, the more sales leads you find coming your way, the more introductions you get to talent or employers, the more interest you get from investors, …the more easily success finds you.
The catalyst to us promoting these relationships is our many events.
Most of our events are FREE to attend and designed around a key aspect of our culture: inclusion.
We give you many opportunities to demonstrate your expertise and your value to our members and the community around us.
The success of our shared economy relies on your personal success.
Whether you are a student, an educator, a business owner, a career professional, and investor, or a member of government you are incredibly important to us and our ecosystem.
Every one is a stakeholder in this. Everyone has a role in this. We all have an affect. Our goal is to increase the positive contributions we all make.
That is why your success is incredibly important to us.
We are here to help you achieve success. Sign up now so we can get to work on helping you.
Jill Evans Founder Corporate Improv Connection Co-Founder Big Surf Communications
Andy Tomat Founder of Four Pillars and Former Head of Corp Dev at Teradyne
Development Activity Report Economic Development Strategic Plan Kosmont
Sign up now to become a full member of our ecosystem.
Our Complimentary Lifetime Membership lets you place up to two business listings in our directory and you gain you access to our free events.
If you are looking to get many more benefits through our hands on support, choose one of our great paid memberships below.
For those looking for help getting started, solo entrepreneurs, and students.
For early stage startups and small businesses, freelancers, and educators, and career professionals.
For those with a team, those with clients to impress, or those looking to bolster their marketing and business development efforts,
Do not be shy. We want to hear how we can support you.