Times News: How to Spark Entrepreneurship in Erie

Beth Zimmer and Brian Scott contributed to GoErie’s article: How to Spark Entrepreneurship in Erie. In this article, Zimmer and Scott introduce the concept of startup entrepreneurship to the Erie Region and talk about their initiative Innovation Collaborative.

Currently, the IC is made up of volunteers including private and nonprofit sector leaders, professors, university leaders, intellectual property and business attorneys, entrepreneurs, angel investors, government and economic development representatives, and philanthropists. Additional financial and human capital supports are needed. If you or someone you know is able to help in this important work, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

When the region is humming with high-growth startups, words like “brain drain” and “high unemployment” will be replaced with “brain gain” and “startups.” Northwestern Pennsylvania’s increase in net new jobs will be coming from thriving companies that are less than 5 years old.

Read the full article, and learn more about Innovation Collaborative, startup entrepreneurship, and startup ecosystems.