A Playbook for Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

A product of the inaugural ESHIP Summit, an international convening of ecosystem builders, the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook, Draft 1.0, highlights ways to grow and nurture entrepreneurial communities.

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook

Ecosystem builders drive long-term change by supporting entrepreneurship in their communities. They work for innovation to help create more startups and lower barriers for the makers, the doers and the dreamers. These 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.

We know that entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive when people and resources are connected and working together to develop new approaches and solutions for serving entrepreneurs. This work-in-progress playbook is a first draft at capturing the main ideas and a general framework for ecosystem building.

However, it still needs validation from real practitioners in the field. We invite you to collaborate, sharing your comments, stories, critiques and ideas in this digital playbook. We look forward to receiving your ideas.

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