Community entrepreneurship

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Support Entrepreneurs from the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

December 9, 2021

Still working on your holiday gift list? Let us help with ideas! Consider supporting an entrepreneur looking to delight your loved ones this season with their goods and services. This

Best of the West Award

Peoria Forward receives Excellence in Innovation Award from WESTMARC

October 28, 2021

Last week, Peoria Forward received the Best of the West Award for Excellence in Innovation from WESTMARC. WESTMARC – the Western Maricopa Coalition – is a public/private partnership of the

Our Journey in Customer Discovery: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Venture Development

September 27, 2021

A valuable lesson in an entrepreneur’s journey is the pivot, the willingness to respond to feedback while persistently iterating to meet rapidly changing needs. Sometimes we anticipate how we’ll progress

pitch in event at pop-up peoria

Pitch In: A community event to pitch your idea, get real-time feedback

September 27, 2021

Have an idea but not sure how to propel it forward? Want comments, direction and real-time feedback from other business owners and entrepreneurs in the community? Come join us at

Creating new revenue sources during COVID-19 and beyond

February 3, 2021

Objectives By the end of this post, you will be able to: Research and brainstorm new sources of revenueStrategically build out an idea while minimizing cost and maximizing resultsIdentify and

Venture Devils+ kicks off its 4th session to support the continued advancement of ventures

January 29, 2021

Spring 2021 brings the Venture Devils program its 4th offering and cohort of Venture Devils+, a program designed to help bridge the gap between early-stage ventures and those that are investment-ready. The focus

Exploring the innovative power of the arts for entrepreneurs and the community

January 14, 2021

Art has a unique power to engage and transform participants. A talented painter can evoke deep thought within a viewer while a musician can encourage listeners to break out into

Exploring entrepreneurship and innovation with local authors and illustrators

January 13, 2021

Our community is teeming with entrepreneurs and many of them might not look like the traditional small business owner. Have you ever thought of an author as an entrepreneur? How

4 videos on using an entrepreneurial mindset to address community needs

January 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges for society and overcoming them will take collaboration across our diverse communities. By sharing our experiences and knowledge, we can find innovative solutions