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9 krueger oecd startup communities

  1. 1. Startup Communities (emphasis on communities) Norris Krueger, PhD www.about.me/norriskrueger 7 November 2013 OECD
  2. 2. Tweet us! #wentfr
  3. 3. What do we know about entrepreneurial ecosystems? • Judging by definitional issues… – Not much • Potentially depressing – Etzkowitz quotes – Universities more often barriers – Institutions more often constraints – “Amateur Night” in general *save us from…+
  4. 4. Good News? • Practitioners FAR ahead of us • Think “community” or “system” • Not hierarchical, but networked • Bottom-up/supervenient phenomena • DEFRAG? – Map then… – Karen Stephenson – sociogram model – Genealogical model?
  5. 5. Who is stepping up? – Who actually know what they are doing… • Global Entrepreneurship Week (www.unleashingideas.org) • UP Global / Startup Weekend (www.up.co) • Kauffman (www.entrepreneurship.org) • World Entrepreneurship Forum http://www.world-entrepreneurship-forum.com • International Council for Small Business (www.icsb.org) • Coneeect (www.coneeect.eu)
  6. 6. What does GEM say? Top two predictors of TEA: • 1. Personal preparedness to venture – Knows an entrepreneur – Mindset, not knowledge/skills per se • (experiential >> formal ??) • 2. Supportive social norms – What would your mother think?  • #3? Supportive business climate www.DoingBusiness.org http://www.icsb.org/documents/Reynolds_NewFirmCreation.pdf
  7. 7. Ecosystem 101? • Misunderstood? (CW? Non-PC?) • Messy – – – – Dynamic Interconnected Filled with…. Humans Network: neither/both hierarchies, organic • Flows of resources: Gaps (and, um, non-gaps) • Feld’s Top Two? – Bottom-up – Inclusive • Key Leverage Points: Gatekeepers vs Connectors • Liaison-Animateur Tweet us! #nacce2013
  8. 8. http://www.ecosystemmap.com www.iempact.com Tweet us! #wentfr
  9. 9. Sociogram pic • http://bit.ly/Karen_S Tweet us! #nacce2013
  10. 10. Who do you want to be? Tweet us! #nacce2013
  11. 11. Genealogy map Tweet us! #nacce2013
  12. 12. Boise Tweet us! #nacce2013
  13. 13. Feld’s Four? Tweet us! #wentfr
  14. 14. Brad Feld (book; also slideshare) • 1. Bottom-up, entrepreneur-led – Not institutions – “Leaders and feeders” • 2. Inclusive – “rising tide” policies – But also “T-shaped” (broad and wide) • 3. Rallying Point(s) – Common cause, identity, events? • 4. Long-term perspective
  15. 15. Are We There Yet? Metrics and Governance • Levels/change: Peter Vogel • Bottlenecks: GEDI (Zoltan Acs) – e.g., support for dynamic capabilities • Process: Markers of Right Path – http://bit.ly/EcoSys
  16. 16. The question we need to ask?
  17. 17. Maintaining Momentum • Norris Krueger, PhD • norris.krueger[at]gmail.com @entrep_thinking LinkedIn, Facebook, G+ • Other expertise – Peter Vogel – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation – GEW, WEF, UP Global
  18. 18. SWAG at the key to the best? • A healthy entrepreneurial community is one that offers multiple opportunities for entrepreneurial learning – deep experiential learning.

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