A central theme at the 2018 Summit: How do we solve for the ESHIP Goals – and accelerate the emergence of the field of ecosystem building?
As ecosystem builders, we know that innovation thrives in dense networks of people, built on a culture of trust, collaboration, and helping each other. It is through collaboratively working to solve for the ESHIP Goals that we can build the necessary networks and collaborative culture to accelerate our collective work. Cultural divides, however, are already emerging in our nascent field. These divides begin with concerns about resource scarcity and lead to skepticism and disconnection, preventing us from working together.
We must see beyond our own ideas, organizations, sectors and communities, and reach out to support and partner with others who share our dedication to helping entrepreneurs. A mass collaboration around the ESHIP Goals is needed to find solutions to our field’s complex needs – in short, none of us is as powerful as all of us.