Episode 18

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12th Jul 2021

Evan Fay explains why building an inclusive ecosystem requires "getting proximal"

Evan Fay leads the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's holistic strategy to serve entrepreneurs through creation of, and investment in, programs and infrastructure. He joins host David Ponraj to talk about pioneering the ecosystem builder role within a traditional chamber of commerce setting. Evan explains how the motto, "get proximal," informs their work and why building a more inclusive business ecosystem means focusing not only on the diversity of the region's entrepreneurs but on the diversity of resources and providers serving them.

Learn more about Evan's work: www.okcchamber.com

Check out the Launch OKC Metro platform: www.launchokcmetro.com

To learn more about Startup Space visit: https://startupspace.us

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Breaking Down Barriers
A Podcast For Entrepreneurship Community Practitioners
We're showcasing the real work being done in communities across the US to break down barriers to entry for underserved and underrepresented entrepreneurs and small businesses. These are the untold stories of the heroes in the frontlines of building entrepreneurship resources in their communities and making it easier for people to start businesses and create wealth for their families. Find out more at startupspace.us/community