Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem                               Tim Williamson                      Co-Foun...
TWELVE YEARS AGO A GROUP OF NEW ORLEANS ENTREPRENEURS   CALLING THEMSELVES THE IDEA VILLAGE DARED TO ASK:        WHAT IF?
NEW ORLEANS: THE ISSUENew Orleans Population Growth                                             Source: GCR and Associates...
A TALE OF FOUR CITIES                        www.ideavillage.org
NEW ORLEANS: THE ISSUENew Orleans Population Growth                                           Source: GCR and Associates  ...
www.ideavillage.org
“What if it (entrepreneurship) fails?”                              www.ideavillage.org
• founded in 2000• independent non-profit organization• identify, support, & retain entrepreneurial talent• 1798 entrepren...
www.ideavillage.org
"We were so energized by the impressiveecosystem of entrepreneurs and the communityaround them in New Orleans. Engagement ...
an entrepreneurial movement ignited                         www.ideavillage.org
core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem3. systems must be i...
BUILDING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change                                          w...
“The simple fact is every business in America was   started by an entrepreneur.”- Charles Schwab“It’s kinda fun to do the ...
core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem                    ...
a hub to coordinate diverse networks.                                www.ideavillage.org
entrepreneurial ecosystems start local                                www.ideavillage.org
ecosystems must be driven by entrepreneurs                                 www.ideavillage.org
Business                                                   Community              UniversitiesGovernment                  ...
core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem3. systems must be i...
AN ENTREPRENEUR SEASON                     shape the ecosystem around                             March 16 -22, 2013      ...
encourage entrepreneurs to solve local            challenges.                           WATER     EDUCATION               ...
cluster entrepreneurs in creative spaces
core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem3. systems must be i...
FY2013 Strategy                  www.ideavillage.org
FY2012-A Tipping Point                         www.ideavillage.org
Grow Entrepreneur Season awareness, participation, and engagement.                                                        ...
The Idea Village Programs                                      IDEAevents™networking events during the Season that connect...
2013 ENTREPRENEUR SEASON                                                                       Engagement Opportunities   ...
Strategically position Idea Village as a thought leader        Speeches-Japan            National Awards   Senate Small Bu...
World’s Top 25 Startup Ecosystems (April 2012)               Vision-March 2018  Startup Genome   1. Silicon Valley (San Fr...
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    1. 1. Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Tim Williamson Co-Founder & CEO, The Idea Villagewww.ideavillage.org
    2. 2. TWELVE YEARS AGO A GROUP OF NEW ORLEANS ENTREPRENEURS CALLING THEMSELVES THE IDEA VILLAGE DARED TO ASK: WHAT IF?
    3. 3. NEW ORLEANS: THE ISSUENew Orleans Population Growth Source: GCR and Associates www.ideavillage.org
    4. 4. A TALE OF FOUR CITIES www.ideavillage.org
    5. 5. NEW ORLEANS: THE ISSUENew Orleans Population Growth Source: GCR and Associates www.ideavillage.org
    6. 6. www.ideavillage.org
    7. 7. “What if it (entrepreneurship) fails?” www.ideavillage.org
    8. 8. • founded in 2000• independent non-profit organization• identify, support, & retain entrepreneurial talent• 1798 entrepreneurs supported• 2028+ in the network www.ideavillage.org
    9. 9. www.ideavillage.org
    10. 10. "We were so energized by the impressiveecosystem of entrepreneurs and the communityaround them in New Orleans. Engagement andsupport from leadership at all levels is making adifference and working very well here.” – Mary Himinkool Head of Global Entrepreneurship-Google March 2012 www.ideavillage.org
    11. 11. an entrepreneurial movement ignited www.ideavillage.org
    12. 12. core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem3. systems must be installed to sustain ecosystem4. it takes generational commitment www.ideavillage.org
    13. 13. BUILDING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change www.ideavillage.org
    14. 14. “The simple fact is every business in America was started by an entrepreneur.”- Charles Schwab“It’s kinda fun to do the “We are inventing the "I have not failed. I have impossible” future.” successfully discovered –Walt Disney – Steve Jobs 1,200 ideas that dont work." -Thomas A. Edison www.ideavillage.org
    15. 15. core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem www.ideavillage.org
    16. 16. a hub to coordinate diverse networks. www.ideavillage.org
    17. 17. entrepreneurial ecosystems start local www.ideavillage.org
    18. 18. ecosystems must be driven by entrepreneurs www.ideavillage.org
    19. 19. Business Community UniversitiesGovernment Financing Mentorship Technical Assistance Knowledge Network
    20. 20. core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem3. systems must be installed to sustain ecosystem www.ideavillage.org
    21. 21. AN ENTREPRENEUR SEASON shape the ecosystem around March 16 -22, 2013 local culture & conditions.Launch 2013 Season Programming Begins 10/1 Halftime Event Launch 2014 Season Season Kickoff Event 10/4 Intake & Evaluation & Planning Assess JUL’12 AUG ‘12 SEP ‘12 OCT ‘12 NOV ‘12 DEC ‘12 JAN ‘13 FEB ‘13 MAR ‘13 APR ‘13 MAY ‘13 JUN ‘13 JUL ‘13 www.ideavillage.org
    22. 22. encourage entrepreneurs to solve local challenges. WATER EDUCATION HEALTH www.ideavillage.org
    23. 23. cluster entrepreneurs in creative spaces
    24. 24. core beliefs1. entrepreneurship is an agent for change2. entrepreneurship requires a complex ecosystem3. systems must be installed to sustain ecosystem4. it takes generational commitment www.ideavillage.org
    25. 25. FY2013 Strategy www.ideavillage.org
    26. 26. FY2012-A Tipping Point www.ideavillage.org
    27. 27. Grow Entrepreneur Season awareness, participation, and engagement. March 16 -22, 2013Launch 2013 Season Programming Begins 10/1 Halftime Event Launch 2014 Season Season Kickoff Event 10/4 Intake & Assess Evaluation & Planning JUL’12 AUG ‘12 SEP ‘12 OCT ‘12 NOV ‘12 DEC ‘12 JAN ‘13 FEB ‘13 MAR ‘13 APR ‘13 MAY ‘13 JUN ‘13 JUL ‘13 www.ideavillage.org
    28. 28. The Idea Village Programs IDEAevents™networking events during the Season that connect and celebrate the entrepreneurial community. IDEAinstitute™ entrepreneur education program comprised of entrepreneur training workshops, roundtable discussions, and a keynote speaker series. IDEAinstitute sessions are free and open to all entrepreneurs registered with The Idea Village. IDEAsessions™ one-on-one two hour brainstorms to provide strategic guidance around a specific business challenge or assistance to help entrepreneurs develop, refine, and strengthen their investor pitches. IDEAxcelerator™ an intensive six-month business accelerator program for 15-20 high growth ventures that is customized to each entrepreneur’s needs and includes setting operational goals, providing business strategy, marketing support, and financial guidance. Capital Village™ Idea Village managed investor pitch programs and capital access opportunities for equity capital, grants and debt. Capital Village Programs include Coutler IDEApitch, PowerPitch, Big Idea, Speed to Seed, Banker Client Roundtables, Angel Dinners IV League™ an invitation only program for entrepreneurs who have participated in Idea Village programs. The IV League is to elevate successful entrepreneurs into leadership positions in the community through high level discussions with civic leadership about critical issues in our community. Idea Village convenes four(4) moderated sessions that focus on critical issues such as crime, healthcare, education, race relations, to name a few.
    29. 29. 2013 ENTREPRENEUR SEASON Engagement Opportunities EntrepreneurEvaluate Applications Panelist/Judge Teach IDEAinstituteMentor IDEAxcelerator IDEAsessions Pitch Prep Professional Angel Dinners The Big Idea Power Pitch Coulter IDEApitch Invest Services (seed stage) (seed stage) (angel stage) (venture capital stage) IDEAinstitute/ Learn Keynote Series Aspen Institute Season Season NOEW IDEApitch Season Big IdeaNetwork Kickoff Halftime Opening Dinner (March 22) Finale (Oct 4) (Jan 24) (March 16) (March 21) (March 22)
    30. 30. Strategically position Idea Village as a thought leader Speeches-Japan National Awards Senate Small Business CommitteeArticles-”Steps to Building an Public Relations Conferences and CommunitiesEntrepreneurial Ecosystem” www.ideavillage.org
    31. 31. World’s Top 25 Startup Ecosystems (April 2012) Vision-March 2018 Startup Genome 1. Silicon Valley (San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Oakland) 2. New York City (NYC, Brooklyn) 3. London 4. Toronto 5. Tel Aviv 6. Los AngelesTop 10 Startup Ecosystem in the World 7. Singapore 8. Sao Paulo 9. Bangalore 10. Moscow 11. Paris 12. Santiago Motto: “Beat Bangalore”13. Seattle 14. Madrid 15. Chicago 16. Vancouver 17. Berlin 18. Boston 19. Austin 20. Mumbai www.ideavillage.org
    32. 32. WHAT’S NEXT?

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