Collective Impact

Aligning Efforts to Support Entrepreneurs

Published in the September 2021 issue of Smart Business Magazine

Across Northeast Ohio, professionals working in industry, banking, law, government, nonprofits, philanthropy, education and small business are serving as champions to help make the journey of the entrepreneur a little easier.

While they may not recognize themselves as such, they are the dedicated ecosystem builders who create a web of individuals working both publicly and behind the scenes to connect the dots, make introductions, share ideas, and mentor founders as they navigate the ups and downs of building a venture from the ground up.  Our Northeast Ohio region thrives on the spirit of volunteerism, and this characteristic strengthens the network of people and organizations who are working to enliven our entrepreneurial ecosystem and advance the startups generated. 

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