Joel Whipple works to help businesses grow. Joel balances an understanding of entrepreneurship and digital media to help companies identify, develop and leverage an engaged audience.

 

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Connecticut Ecosystem Sparks Connections Through Celebrations

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Connections are key to creating a meaningful message. Anyone that has glanced at Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell will know that connectors help spur ideas and messages across a group. For founders, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is no different. Founders may have a great idea,…

Why Do Entrepreneur Awards Matter So Much in Local Ecosystems?

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The amount of awards given out to companies both big and small is truly staggering. And while you might think a congratulatory mindset in local ecosystems can create an overly supportive community, the inclination to celebrate smalls wins is what keeps startups going long enough…

Why Hartford, CT, Is a Rising “Knowledge Capital”

Successful entrepreneurial ecosystems generally have three common attributes: Quality Talent Access to Capital High Education Recently, the Brookings Institution released a report, “Redefining Global Cities,” that classified Hartford as a “knowledge capital,” putting it in the same class as regional leaders aspire to be, namely, Austin,…

A Comprehensive Guide to the Connecticut Startup Ecosystem

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When you grow up near a big city, most people just assume that you call that big city home. They think your identity is wrapped up in the grand metropolitan area that’s more than an hour and a half drive away. In Connecticut, that…

Connecticut Startups Are Looking to Rebound in 2016

According to a recent study by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and BlumShapiro, over two thirds of state businesses showed a profit in 2015, which is a 10-year high. However, the same study shows that half of those same businesses do not plan on…

How to Address and Improve Underserved Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

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Not every entrepreneurial ecosystem will lead the pack like Silicon Valley. For smaller ecosystems, underserved industries, and unattended niches, it can be difficult to start up in a meaningful way. But when it comes to startup ecosystem success, there are a few things you need to…