Ecosystem builders drive long-term change by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. They work for more innovation, more startups, and fewer barriers for the makers, the doers and the dreamers.
Entrepreneurial ecosystem builders come from a variety of backgrounds and expertise, including entrepreneurs, mayors, economic developers, grassroots community leaders, university leaders, academics, philanthropists, corporate leaders and media.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive when people and resources are connected and working together to develop new approaches and solutions for serving entrepreneurs.
At the inaugural ESHIP Summit in June 2017, attendees from 48 states and 10 countries collaborated to craft actionable plans for activating and transforming their startup communities.
Share your feedback and findings in comments throughout the digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook, which was initially introduced at the ESHIP Summit. Help ensure all ecosystem builders can learn how to build more vibrant, effective, results-oriented entrepreneurial ecosystems.