Markers of a Healthy Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
7 Pages Posted: 13 May 2012 Last revised: 3 Jul 2012
Date Written: May 11, 2012
Is there a term we use as much as “entrepreneurial ecosystem” without defining it, let alone measuring it? (Besides “entrepreneurial mindset”, of course.) However, just as it is absolutely critical to nurture a more entrepreneurial mindset, communities really need to nurture a more entrepreneurial local economy. That means an entrepreneurial ecosystem that works to support increasing quantity (and quality!) of entrepreneurial activity.
What are the markers of a healthy ecosystem? This is a first ‘go’ to identify a reasonably comprehensive scorecard, crowdsourced via some great entrepreneurs, scholars & educators, that is intended to be developmental, not punitive.. please use it to spur discussion in your community!
Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, entrepreneurial economic development, economic development, job creation
JEL Classification: O10, M13, R58
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