We believe that the work we do as the CO.STARTERS community goes much deeper than increasing the success of local businesses. As we work together with local starters, community leaders, governments, institutions, and state and national decision-makers, we have the opportunity to reframe the narrative regarding the role of business in society. Across the CO.STARTERS community, there are hundreds of local leaders, like you, living out this new way of doing business. A way where the success of individual people matters most and businesses exist to grow a healthy and thriving community for all.

This April, the CO.STARTERS team had the opportunity to help shape this narrative by hosting a national network of leading ecosystem builders for their Startup Champions Network Spring Summit in Chattanooga. Over two and a half days, we facilitated conversations regarding the future of our collective communities and offered a glimpse into the CO.STARTERS way, providing space for personal reflection and strong relationship-building.

Our Summit co-host, the Company Lab, asked a few attendees from across the country about their experience. Check out what they had to say at the link below.

Recap: Startup Champions Network Summit (from some Startup Champions)

Did you know that over a dozen CO.STARTERS community leaders are members of the SCN network? This number includes the current SCN Board Chair Larkin Garbee (Richmond) and Enoch Elwell, who is one of the founding members of SCN.