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The official podcast of Forward Cities, where we share stories and lessons from the people of equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

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The official podcast of Forward Cities, where we share stories and lessons from the people of equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

    Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building and Measurable Processes

    Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building and Measurable Processes

    How can we identify what entrepreneurs need to survive and thrive in cities like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Franklin County / Columbus?

    Forward Cities Director of Research and Evaluation Stacey Williams provides a high-level overview of the Community Entrepreneur Accelerator (CEA) program and Minimal Viable Solution process to build more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

    To learn more about our work visit forwardcities.org.

    • 16 min
    The Intersectionality of Ecosystem Building

    The Intersectionality of Ecosystem Building

    The fourth and final episode of Forging Forward season one. Join us as we connect with previous guests for a brief update about their work as Ecosystem Builders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and movements for racial equity and justice. 

    To learn more about Forward Cities work, visit ForwardCities.org. 

    • 29 min
    Kim Louis, Forward Cities Program Manager, New Kensington, PA

    Kim Louis, Forward Cities Program Manager, New Kensington, PA

    To learn more about Forward Cities' Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator (CEA): New Kensington, PA check out the following:


    Clearing a Path Toward Equity Through Entrepreneurship, CO.STARTERS
    Kim's Solution Series blog: Introducing CO.STARTERS to New Kensington, PA

    For more information about Foward Cities work, visit forwardcities.org

    • 26 min
    Kaliah Ligon, Forward Cities Local Director, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Kaliah Ligon, Forward Cities Local Director, Indianapolis, Indiana

    To learn more about Forward Cities' Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator (CEA): Indianapolis, IN, read Kaliah's Solution Series blog Testing New Methods of Flexible Credit Delivery for Entrepreneurs in Indianapolis.

    For more information about Foward Cities work, visit forwardcities.org

    • 22 min
    LC Johnson, Forward Cities Local Director, Franklin County/Columbus, OH

    LC Johnson, Forward Cities Local Director, Franklin County/Columbus, OH

    To learn more about Forward Cities' Community Entrepreneurship Accelerator (CEA): Columbus/Franklin County, read LC's Solution Series blog Expanding Opportunity in Franklin, OH.

    For more information about Foward Cities work, visit forwardcities.org

    • 15 min
    Forging Forward Official Trailer

    Forging Forward Official Trailer

    Welcome to Forging Forward a podcast about the collaborative work equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem building for more resilient economies from the minds at Forward Cities.

    We are kicking off the first season of the show with a series of in-depth interviews from Forward Cities Local Directors to discuss how their role as ecosystem builders has evolved since the impact of COVID-19.

    • 1 min

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