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National Entrepreneurship Week Announces Partnership with Economic Impact Catalyst


New partnership accelerates infrastructure to build national startup ecosystem and support new business creation.


National Entrepreneurship Week (NatlEshipWeek), a congressionally chartered annual initiative, announces a multi-year partnership with Economic Impact Catalyst (EIC), a Tampa-based minority-owned small business that provides technology and market research solutions for entrepreneurship-led economic development. The partnership with EIC advances National Entrepreneurship Week by establishing the nation’s first technology-enabled infrastructure dedicated to entrepreneurship. National Entrepreneurship Week hosts a series of events (February 12-19, 2022) that are open to the public and free to attend.


“We are excited to partner with EIC and have an entrepreneurial ecosystem platform that supports the broad array of nonprofits, colleges, universities, accelerators and governments across the country, who in turn support America’s entrepreneurs,” said Joe Kapp, Co-Chair of National Entrepreneurship Week. “New businesses have been the catalyst of net new jobs and as a result of the COVID pandemic more people than ever are turning to entrepreneurship to increase their personal income and work-life flexibility.”


“Entrepreneurship is critical to America’s national economic strategy and the fight for equitable wealth creation in our country,” said EIC’s CEO David Ponraj. Our plans to form long-lasting infrastructure for entrepreneurship will further our mission to democratize entrepreneurial opportunity in this country.”

About National Entrepreneurship Week

National Entrepreneurship Week democratizes entrepreneurship and is dedicated to celebrating and uplifting the diverse voices of entrepreneurship across the United States. The annual initiative was founded in 2006 through a bi-partisan congressional charter. Local and state organizations and government agencies interested in joining the ecosystem, participating in the initiative, or listing events for a national audience may learn more at: https://www.natleshipweek.org.


About Economic Impact Catalyst

Economic Impact Catalyst creates best-in-class, technology-enabled solutions to support entrepreneurship-led economic development. We work in more than 100 markets in the United States to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities build wealth, autonomy, and improve outcomes for their communities. In addition to access to the Startup Space platform, we provide meaningful data and surveys to help our clients understand their impact and drive policy. Learn more about our solutions, our mission, and our clients at www.economicimpactcatalyst.com.



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