Who are Innovation Ecosystem Builders?
The defining characteristic of innovation ecosystem builders is their long-term and system-wide approach to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in their region or community.
They typically work in a recognized or professional capacity to build the innovation ecosystem in their communities including:
- Leading recognized startup ecosystem building initiatives;
- Running entrepreneurial centers and coworking spaces;
- Managing accelerators, incubators or startup school programs;
- Serving in professional economic development or government roles;
- Investors and serial entrepreneurs investing in building their local ecosystem.