Courtney is a serial entrepreneur and the Community Innovation Partner of NEXT Studios, an innovation studio, working to increase innovation at the intersection of capital, talent, and community. Courtney is a Certified Economic Developer and an Entrepreneurship Development Professional by the International Economic Development Council – one of the first certified in the U.S.
Courtney is a proud veteran spouse and mother.
July 24th, 2023 | 45 mins 21 secs
acceptance of failure, bankable businesses, community development financial institutions (cdfis), cross-sector conversations, distressed community development, eco devo, econdev, economic development, entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurship, generational shifts., higher education evolution, impact funds, industry evolution, leadership shift, philanthropic partnerships, practical steps for communities, resource accessibility, rural community development, startups, systemic change, traditional business structures, venture capital limitations
In this episode, Dane Carlson talks with Courtney Zaugg in a profound conversation about the intersection of entrepreneurship and economic development. The discussion centers on systemic change, entrepreneurial ecosystems, limitations of traditional venture capital, and the potential of innovative partnerships.