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Dana Bakich

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Relationships. If I there was ever a person that could be described in this one simple word, it would be Dana!  Dana and I were introduced through Hannah Gay and over the course of our conversation realized that we both are huge fans of Michelle Martello (aka Smartello) in Richmond, Virginia, even though Dana lives […]

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Rick Turoczy

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The first thing I learned about Rick Turoczy was that he would be hosting the spring Summit of Startup Champions Network in Portland, OR, in March 2019. The second thing I learned was that he is an incredibly calm and kind person who went out of his way to ensure I had childcare for my […]

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Fay Horwitt

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Fay and I have moved in the same circles of Startup Champions Network and the ESHIP community for a little over a year now but it wasn’t until I moved to the Research Triangle area in November that we had the opportunity to sit down and have an actual conversation about the work and interests […]

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Ann-Christin Kortenbrede

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“I came to Guatemala to volunteer and learn Spanish. Now I’m engaged, have a family and work as an investor at Pomona Impact.” Ann-Christin tells me from the rooftop of Impact Hub Antigua. Three volcanoes, one of which is active, is the backdrop to our conversation about Ann-Christin’s work in Central America. “I studied economics […]

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logbook December

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When I started working on Social Venturers in October 2018, I had about 20 contacts to talk to and an idea of how I wanted to go about it. I knew I would apply the Lean Startup Method best I could with an initial focus on customer discovery and as many experiments as possible to figure […]

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Community over competition: An ecosystem builder’s approach

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For a few years now, I have been deeply entrenched in the world of entrepreneurial ecosystem building. You’ll find me in seventh heaven when I get to spend time with like-minded peers whose eyes brighten up when I casually sprinkle the words ecosystem building into a conversation! And then there’s the other 99% whose faces […]

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George Tsiatis

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500 Fellows. 80 countries. 300 social enterprises. 2.5 million people reached. Welcome to The Resolution Project.  What started out as an idea tagged onto youth leadership summits at Harvard University has evolved into a 14-person strong non-profit headquartered in Manhattan that supports idea-stage social entrepreneurs globally through mentoring, funding, and pro-bono resources. Co-founder George Tsiatis […]

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logbook November

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More nights than not over the last two months, I have found myself sleepless with ideas and excitement rumbling through my head. As poetic as it sounds, it gets exhausting. I call it experiencing a Larkin – the only other person I know who is likely to respond to your email at 3 a.m. all […]

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