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Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University

We (the Erie Technology Incubator) are new to Startup Space and began our journey with them in January 2023. I cannot stress enough how awesome the team is with regard to onboarding.

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Kathy Roach
Manager of Entrepreneurial Operations at the Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University

Invest Atlanta

Startup Space powered by EIC was selected as the platform for Invest Atlanta’s RFP Digital Navigator Web Portal project as part of the American Rescue Plan to connect small businesses to experienced business consultants for one-on-one assistance. 

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Jeff Morris
Technical Assistance Program Manager, Invest Atlanta

St. Louis Development Corporation

We here at St. Louis Development Corporation needed a system that allowed us to form a community to provide different services for the entrepreneurs we work with to engage with us, and we also wanted to track business data and information.

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Stacy Fowler

SVP, Minority and Small Business Development

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Revitalizing Rural America: The Economic Power of Main Street Programming

by | Jun 3, 2024 | Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development | 0 Comments

The Importance of Main Street Revitalization For the many small towns and villages across America's heartland, long-term economic and population decline has put their...

Reimagining the Ecosystem: Looking Beyond Mapping Your Ecosystem to Evolve with Entrepreneurial Needs

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development | 0 Comments

Communities around the country are refocusing efforts on developing and supporting entrepreneurship. One of the first steps many take is defining what their unique...

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by | Feb 8, 2024 | Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurial ecosystems don't spring up overnight. They require cultivation by champions who advocate for entrepreneurship, connect key players, develop talent and...

Leveraging Startup Space for Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Programs

by | Dec 1, 2023 | Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development | 0 Comments

The landscape of small business support has evolved significantly, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations like the Michigan Economic Development...

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