This week, host David Ponraj talks to Regina Ann Campbell, President and CEO of Build Institute, an idea innovation hub based in Detroit, MI. Regina’s approach to solving the biggest barriers to entrepreneurship draws from her 20 years of experience in economic development and entrepreneurship. To date, Regina has led teams and initiatives that provided access to $21.4M+ in funding and resources for minority small business owners. The two discuss why entrepreneurial success requires programs to support the “whole entrepreneur” and depends on access to more meaningful data.
Learn more about Regina’s work at: www.buildinstitute.org
About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers.
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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!