Emma Peck is a policy analyst at Engine, a nonprofit that supports the growth of technology entrepreneurship through economic research, policy analysis and advocacy on local and national issues.


Recent posts by this Author


Why Santa Fe Attracts Talent in the Creative Arts

New Mexico is known for being a location host to the Hollywood film industry. From films like Sicario and No Country for Old Men, to TV shows such as Breaking Bad and the latest installation of Meow Wolf, this state consistently welcomes the creative...


Why Millennials Are Moving to Downtown Cleveland

What was once the 5th largest city in the country is now a midsize city with a small town feel. The people of Cleveland, Ohio take great pride in building their city and supporting the businesses in their hometown. What you might not see...


How This Rust Belt City Built a Tech Ecosystem

In Illinois, the Greater Peoria region has historically been a center for engineering and manufacturing excellence. It's also home of the Caterpillar company that's not only known for supplying farming equipment, but also helped with several projects including: widening the ...


Why Startups Are Flocking to Seattle

Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing and Blue Origin are just some of the big company names that are housed in Seattle. It's also one of the hottest places to launch a startup. In this #StartupsEverywhere series we talked with Brett Greene and Red Russak, Founders at New ...


Why Hampton Roads Attracts Veteran-Owned Businesses

Hampton Roads is an area in Virginia that encompasses several cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Newport News and the center of an emerging tech ecosystem. Zack Miller, founder of Hatch, is helping entrepreneurs gain valuable experiences through his ...


How Portland’s Startup Ecosystem Strives for Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is a priority for the Portland, Oregon startup community. Rick Turoczy, Cofounder at Portland Incubator Experiment, is a leading force in this movement and helps drive a culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration. In this interview ...


An Inside Look into the Madison, WI Entrepreneurial Hub

Madison, Wisconsin is the home to Badger football and some of the best ice cream and cheese in the country. It's also has a booming entrepreneurial ecosystem that is seeing some significant growth in the last few years. Scott Resnick, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartingBlock, ...


Bill Kenney of CT Entrepreneur Awards on Breaking Down Silos

Bill Kenney, founder of the CT Entrepreneurial Event Calendar, CT Entrepreneurial Mentor Cooperative, and CT Entrepreneur Awards (Connecticut), is putting his all into making Connecticut into a startup hub. By launching three initiatives he is working hard to break down silos ...