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This dissertation research will bring together two streams of research. One stream examines the effect of regional-level community social capital (CSC) on entrepreneurial social networks. The other examines the effect of the individual-level social capital derived from entrepreneurial social networks on the success of their new firms. The present study unites these streams by examining the effect of regional-level community social capital on individual-level entrepreneurial social networks and the founding of the new firm. The first essay will examine CSC at the geographic regional-level as a positive predictor of individual-level tie strength heterogeneity within an entrepreneur's network. This positive effect is posited to be moderated by individual-level characteristics of the entrepreneur. The second essay will, using the level of CSC as a control, examine if tie strength and tie strength heterogeneity within the entrepreneur's network predicts organization founding mediated by firm-founding activity. This effect is predicted to be moderated by the resource accessibility within the individual entrepreneur's network.