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Nic Gunkel

Nic Gunkel

Nicolas Gunkel is the Senior Vice President at Forward Cities, a nonprofit that works with communities to strengthen their support structures for all their entrepreneurs. Nic has shaped the organization’s research and evaluation agenda, leads the nascent government/policy work stream and holds financial and accounting oversight in partnership with Fay Horwitt, the President and CEO. […]

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Catherine Griffin

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As founder and CEO of ImpactableX Analytics, Catherine helps social entrepreneurs and their investors to leverage data that can drive impact at scale. Her cutting-edge approach to impact modeling democratizes impact data and analytics by delivering a seamless and dynamic UX and generating analytics that uniquely engage investors, driving capital to the innovations with the […]

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Matt Dunne

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The state of rural America “Springfield, Vermont, was a community that grew based on innovation of its time. It had the highest per capita income in the state of Vermont for forty years based on Machine Tool, a machine tool specialist. It had the intellectual property to create the tools that would create manufacturing devices. […]

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#4 Live the Values (2/2)

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This article is a 3-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #4 Live the Values and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. Model what’s needed to create what’s possible How can we as ecosystem builders steer both conversations and […]

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#4 Live the Values (1/2)

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This article is a 3-piece exploration of Ecosystem Building principle #4 Live the Values and belongs to the 7-part series Ecosystem Building 101. The entire series is developed in Fireside Chats with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders around the world. Imagine you’re over at a friend’s house to play one of your all-time favorite games. The drinks […]

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logbook December 2020

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One of my favorite traditions at the end of each year is writing personal notes to friends of Social Venturers and sending them out onto all continents (well, at least 4). It is a much needed reminder how far our network of dedicated impact makers reaches and how much we collectively achieve by connecting and […]

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Carina Boston Pinales

Carina Boston Pinales

Nestled halfway between San Antonio and Austin, Texas, Carina Boston Pinales has uncovered what her entrepreneurial community needs and in doing so created a safe space for these “orphaned entrepreneurs” to excel in their work while living their purpose in life. Celebrated as Unsung Hero of Ecosystem Building, Carina and I sat down in late […]

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logbook November 2020

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It feels like I shared the October logbook just yesterday and yet here we are in the last month of the year already!  I’m about to take some time off for the holidays and to devote the month of December but not without sharing an update on all that’s been cooking behind the scenes of […]

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