Ecosystem Building 101

Take a systems approach to supporting entrepreneurs in your community.

No (social) entrepreneur succeeds in a vacuum. It takes a village, or an ecosystem, to help a purpose-driven founder start, manage and grow a socially and/or environmentally responsible business. In this masterclass, you will

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what it means to build and nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems,
  • Identify your role and opportunities within your impact ecosystem
  • Learn Social Venturers’ framework for becoming an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem builder

Unlike my other masterclasses that take a done-with-you approach, this masterclass focuses on teaching you the basics of this emerging approach and equips you with a 10-part framework to help you become a more effective ecosystem builder.

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Candidates for this masterclass include

  • Seasoned entrepreneurs who want to figure out how to give back to the next generation
  • Program managers and operators at incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and other entrepreneurial support programs
  • Community builders and activists who want to leverage entrepreneurship as a force for more equity, wealth and quality of life in their communities
  • Investors, funders and foundations who are keen to explore their role within their local (social) startup community
  • Economic development agencies and small business administrations curious to learn more about grassroots (social) entrepreneurship support

This masterclass is for changemakers who

  • Want to increase their impact by taking a systemic approach to social change
  • Believe that a rising tide lifts all boats
  • Would rather collaborate with key stakeholders than work on their own
  • Want to see their communities thrive by harnessing the power of entrepreneurship
  • Are already servant leaders in their communities of change,
  • Want to sharpen their skill set to better serve (social) entrepreneurs.

What you'll walk away with

  • An introduction to entrepreneurial ecosystem building
  • A ten-part framework to guide your approach to becoming an effective ecosystem builder
  • Insights & practical advice sourced directly from the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building
  • Social Venturers' proprietary workbook
  • A list of resources to further your self-study

*The fee for this masterclass can be applied toward the Keystone Program (launching in September 2022).

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