Minimum Viable Ecosystem: Case Studies on Cultivating Local Impact Ecosystems in U.S. Cities
Timothy Roman, Ecotone Analytics GBC
In the United States, 85% of the population lives in urban metropolitan regions. As impact entrepreneurship and investing continue their global rise, stakeholders across the country are focusing on where impact hits closest to home - their own cities. So, what does it take to cultivate a successful local impact ecosystem? Which assets and institutions offer the most leverage for impact-focused entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial solutions to grow, thrive, and achieve meaningful impact? Join a group of leaders from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Denver, Colorado, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota as they share experiences and insights on everything from culture to convening community, policy to catalyzing capital in order to advance their city's place-based impact ecosystems.
#social entrepreneurship, blended finance, collective impact, impact investing, new localism, social enterprise ecosystem, vanguard cities
Y. Elaine Rasmussen https://www.linkedin.com/in/y-elaine-rasmussen-21b4ba3/ Dr. Stephanie Gripne https://www.linkedin.com/in/gripne/ John Moore https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-moore-574514a/ Ted Carling https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-carling-20a8bb11/