Talking Start-up Shop
What’s possible when journalists host future-focused conversations with members of their local start-up community? That’s what team members with the Iowa media firm, The Gazette Company, are poised to discover.
Team blends community conversations, media-making to heighten possibilities for connection, change and learning

Entrepreneurs may be the new celebrities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, if the buzz that’s surrounding them these days is any indication. An event in November to launch 10 “baby” enterprises that had been carefully nurtured for three months prior drew 900 community members. This is a city that typically only sees that kind of crowd at a college football game or celebrity music concert.

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I am starting to understand my continual aversion to the on-going efforts to “map social economy” or “map social enterprise.” And it may not be just my irrational, obstinate character.

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