Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Global Startup Communities

Successful startups can supply an impulse of innovation, job creation and economic development to a region. Worldwide ecosystems are being boosted to optimally stimulate the development of startups. Still these developments are hampered by scepticism, political theatre and lack of the proper infrastructure to develop a company beyond the startup phase.

To discover how to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in which start-ups develop optimally, authors professor Erik Vermeulen (Tilburg University) and Mark Fenwick (Kyushu University) examine three aspects central to a modern startup ecosystem. They discuss the Local DNA of a startup community, the development of a global start-up community, and the use of the resources this global startup community supplies.

Want to know more? Read the full article on SMO.nl/global-start-up-communities. This article is covered in depth during the How To Get There Summit in the Global Entrepreneurship Week on the 17th of November during the session How To Design Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. There there are 44 other sessions you could follow with 99 speakers during during the innovation event of the year with 2500 innovation professionals. More information on HTGT.nl.

By prof. dr. Erik P.M. Vermeulen and prof. dr. Mark Fenwick – This article is part of a series of publications within the theme Innovation & Entrepreneurship on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems by SMO, powered by DutchCE.