Global Start-up Communities

BY PROF. DR. MARK FENWICK AND PROF. DR. ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN

Succesful start-ups can give a boost to a region through innovation, job creation and economic development. Ecosystems worldwide are being stimulated to encourage the development of start-ups. The development of such areas, however, is often held back by skepticism, tokenism, and the lack of necessary infrastructure to grow a company beyond its initial stage.

Professors Erik Vermeulen (Tilburg University) and Mark Fenwick (Kyushu University) look at the 3 main aspects of modern start-up ecosystems and explore how to create an ecosystem in which startups can truly flourish. They look at the use of already existing local resources, the rise of an international startup ecosystem and the use of commodities that this international ecosystem creates.

This blog was published on the occasion of the How to Get There Summit on 17 November 2016 and is part of a series of blogs on the topic of Innovation & Entrepreneurship by SMO, powered by DutchCE.

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