Foundation Listens and Learns at National Conference

Forward Cities' "Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship" conference focused on ways to make cities more accessible.

The final day of the conference kicked off with a performance of "Red, White, Blue and Black" by JM The Poet of 1HoodMedia. Photo Courtesy of Forward Cities

Conference focuses on ways to make cities more accessible to entrepreneurship

Creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem is a pillar of The Foundation's efforts to promote a future of opportunity for Greater New Haven. In June, The Foundation brought a team of local leaders to Pittsburgh for the "Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship" national conference hosted by Forward Cities, a learning network of 40 cities including New Haven.

Representatives from The Foundation's staff and board were joined by Quinnipiac University School of Business professor Fred McKinney, Collab co-founder Caroline Smith, New Haven businesswoman and community leader Kim Harris and Shelton businessman Dominick Cerritelli.