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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

It's Time to Tackle the Series A Funding Gap

Ray Leach | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

For entrepreneurs, there are few tasks more important than raising the capital they need to keep the doors open as they continue their long march toward a profitable venture.

5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund

Ray Leach | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
Ray Leach

Many community leaders believe one of the best ways to create real growth (wealth, jobs and opportunities) is to invest capital (debt or equity) in hi...

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Ray Leach | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Ray Leach

As CEO of JumpStart Inc., a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of entrepreneurial growth in Northeast Ohio, I am sometimes called upo...

Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for Global Entrepreneurs

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Lyubomir Hristev, 24, works at a marketing agency in Sofia, Bulgaria, and sports a neatly cropped black goatee. Tech savvy, creative, bursting with ideas, Hristev hails from a new generation of entrepreneurial Bulgarians.

Don't Forget the Mayors

Leonard A. Schlesinger | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Leonard A. Schlesinger

Despite what the presidential candidates might want you to believe, there is ample evidence that most entrepreneurial activity underway in communities is largely due to what happens locally.