Low-cost tools and techniques to help community leaders build more successful entrepreneurial ecosystems.
It's great to have swanky accelerators and fancy offices. But it is also possible to create vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems without these things. What these vibrant ecosystems depend on is information infrastructure that help entrepreneurs effectively test their idea, and efficient ways of connecting the right people to get these ideas off the ground.
This guide is broken up into 6 different pieces of the entrepreneurial ecosystem that Community Managers can build. Each of these six pieces are broken up into Theory, Practice, and Tools. In the Theory section you can delve into the research that underlies the recommendations provided in the Practice section, while the Tools section provides links to download templates to help Community Managers immediately begin building.
In total, this guide provides the resources for every community to provide high quality entrepreneurial resources to their students or residents. It is recommended that Community Managers read through everything once, and then utilize specific chapters as needed.