Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builders: Liaison-Animateurs?

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builders: Liaison-Animateurs?

What differentiates ecosystem builders? Are great entrepreneurial ecosystems truly built bottom-up, entrepreneur-led as Brad Feld (2012), Startup Genome (2018) and others argue persuasively? Given the near-absolute policy dominance of the triple helix and clusters before that, a focus on the inherent connectivity of ecosystems is imperative. In particular, the practitioner community argues for the centrality of connecting and thus connectors. This project is part of a larger effort to understand the nature of the critical connectors in entrepreneurial communities. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and others argue that a new profession has arisen, that of the “ecosystem builder” (e.g., 2017, 2018). Implicit in this is a belief that ecosystem builders are inherently more entrepreneurial. We thus seek here to characterize ecosystem builders on multiple dimensions as to knowledge, skills and beliefs, on critical behaviors, and on the entrepreneurial mindset.

Event Day and Time (AZ/MST timezone): 
August 15, 2018 10:00 am MST
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