By signing up, I indicate my professional commitment to participate as an eResource Partner of Klamath IDEA – a community initiative committed to creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to increase opportunities for wealth and prosperity in South Central Oregon.
How we define an entrepreneur
I acknowledge that the Klamath IDEA holds that a successful entrepreneur is a growth-oriented and risk-tolerant individual who sees opportunity in creating or expanding a civic, social, or business venture and takes action to leverage the skill and expertise of a network to turn concepts into economic realities that benefit themselves and/or their community.
Recognition of our place in the community
I acknowledge that Klamath IDEA is a unique initiative made up of organizations, events, and individuals cooperating for a common purpose: entrepreneur-based economic development. Klamath IDEA serves as the web that connects varying components of the entrepreneurial ecosystem together, amplifying their effect: economic development organizations, government agencies, current and aspiring entrepreneurs, business resource providers, and financial and human capital.
Confidentiality and Use of Information within the Klamath IDEA network
I acknowledge that as an eResource Partner in this initiative I may have access to sensitive information including financial and other data pertaining to entrepreneurs and businesses in our region. As a professional, I agree to hold that information in the strictest of confidence within the Klamath IDEA team, disclosing information with extreme discretion only to parties who have a need to know in order to make a connection which will benefit the entrepreneur. I further agree that a violation of this confidence could result in my being asked to leave the Klamath IDEA network.
Permissions and Philosophies
I give my permission for Klamath IDEA to count me as an engaged eResource Partner in the initiative.
I will actively participate in the celebration of entrepreneurs as key to our region’s economic vitality.
As an eResource Partner I subscribe to the belief that true entrepreneurial success stories have the “finger-prints” of many partners, advisors, and community members on them because economic development is a team sport.
There is no-wrong-door. The entrepreneurs in our region can enter the ecosystem through any eResource Partner’s door and be guided to an appropriate resource.
I subscribe to the philosophy that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and I believe that local entrepreneurs have the ability to positively impact economic development.
As an eResource Partner I agree to:
- Act in good faith within the network
- Attend IDEA meetings and events
- Allow Klamath IDEA to market your organization and services
- Be responsive to referrals from Klamath IDEA
- Represent an entrepreneurial resource provider at the eResource Partner meetings
- Promote the Klamath IDEA community and website, with reciprocal website links, if possible
- Help Klamath IDEA identify ways to track small business success so we can measure and publicize the impact of entrepreneurial support in the community
- Make connections with the aim of helping entrepreneurs find wealth and prosperity
- Be a champion for entrepreneur-based economic development and the concept of the three-legged-stool
Nothing in this Collaboration Statement is intended to create a legal partnership nor any other business entity. Klamath IDEA eResource Partner status is limited to organizations that share our mission of strengthening the local small business and entrepreneurship community. eResource Partner status does not reflect an endorsement by Klamath IDEA or any one of the eResource Partners and/or funders.