After hosting the Startup Ecosystem Development workshop and receiving positive feedback from our guests, we would like to share with our readers the knowledge and success stories we gathered from presenters and visitors.
The workshop was a one-day event during SLUSH festival in Helsinki, it attracted interest on global scale: the guests came from 9 countries in Europe, South America and Asia and various business areas, including policy makers, platforms and API developers, professional services, multinational corporation and startup communities (incubators, accelerators and hackathons).
The idea behind hosting such workshop was to introduce key stakeholders to ecosystem development framework that helps in targeting various activities and measuring the impact of these activities, and also assist in better understanding the relations between different areas.
Despite having limited time to cover such a vast concept, the workshop speakers from Startup Commons and Resolute HQ introduced guests to Ecosystem Development process from the ground up:
To showcase practical applications of the theory, we had several inspiring presentations from the companies already working (and succeeding) in this space:
Additionally, big number of practical materials and tools were provided during and after the workshop.
We would also like to say thanks to our esteemed partners – EY and University of Helsinki / Think Company for their excellent assistance during the workshop, as well as for City of Helsinki, Head of Unit, Tommo Koivusalo for the kind words and encouragement for shared efforts that systematic development of vibrant Startup Ecosystems requires.
The video streaming was not provided at the event, but we highly recommend to watch this video of Valto Loikkanen presenting at DOKU: TECH 2016 on “Raising ecosystems from the ground up”.
From talking to our guests it became obvious that ecosystems and their development have become an urgent topic in many parts of the world. That is way we are taking on an ambitious goal for 2017 to host 12 workshops around the world. We welcome all stakeholders who are wishing to collaborate on various areas for such event (place, coffee, food, communication, etc.). The concept and main themes for the workshop can be found here. Please get in touch to discuss opportunities for partnership!
And for the readers, keenly interested in the subject, we provide detailed excerpts from the workshop on specifics of ecosystem development.
2017 promises new innovations and closer collaborations among various agents to bring these innovations to life, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how you can contribute to growing successful startup ecosystem in your region!
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