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Ecosystems in Action

Ecosystems in Action: Practices from the Field

Practices from the Field

This series of instructional briefs shares practical examples of entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Inspired by sessions at the ESHIP Summit, each brief focuses on a single policy, program, or practice, and shares the story of how the practice was implemented in a community from the perspectives of community leaders. Combining storytelling with ecosystem building principles outlined in the Ecosystem Building Playbook v3.0, the briefs share tangible ideas and insights learned through implementation.

The series is designed for and informed by practitioners, to help one another build skills and add ideas and tools to their ecosystem building repertoire.


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Linking and Leveraging Assets in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Address Challenges and Crises

Linking and leveraging assets across organizations in an entrepreneurial ecosystem is a practice that can be used to help communities and businesses adapt to complex challenges and crises. This brief tells the story of how organizations in two communities – Cook County, IL and Mesa, AZ – worked together to link and leverage assets across the entrepreneurial ecosystem to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vincular y Aprovechar Activos en Ecosistemas Empresariales para Abordar Retos y Crisis

Vincular y aprovechar activos de diversas organizaciones existentes en un ecosistema empresarial, es una práctica que puede ser empleada para apoyar a las comunidades y empresas mientras se adaptan a crisis y retos complejos. Este informe cuenta la historia de organizaciones en dos comunidades – Condado Cook, Illinois y Mesa, Arizona – y los procesos de vinculación y aprovechamiento de activos que emplearon en sus ecosistemas empresariales para abordar los efectos de la pandemia COVID-19.


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Building a Cross-Sector Regional Coalition to Strengthen Ecosystem Collaboration

This brief outlines an example of the practice of building a cross-sector regional coalition to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystem collaboration. When focused in a specific region, the practice of coalition building can help bring together disconnected and diverse stakeholders who are committed to the economic vibrancy of a common place to find a common purpose.

Construyendo Una Coalición Intersectorial Regional Para Fortalecer La Colaboración En El Ecosistema Empresarial

El siguiente informe comparte un ejemplo de la práctica de construcción de coaliciones intersectoriales regionales para fortalecer la colaboración entre ecosistemas.
Cuando es enfocada en una región especifica, la construcción de coaliciones puede ayudar en reunir grupos de interés desconectados y diversos quienes están comprometidos a la vitalidad económica de un lugar en común para encontrar una meta común.