Reorganising Startup Commons Activities To Create New Standard In Global Innovation Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development
Since 2013, Startup Commons has been focusing on helping cities, regions and countries put zero barriers in the way of entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators, becoming a strong but neutral partner for strategic execution to empower and enable local and business vertical ecosystems key private & public actors in designing, implementing and operating local ecosystems, contributing to the development of related economies and societies.
Being no surprise to anyone, the year 2020 has been globally unique due to COVID19, where the effects on the market have been significant in many ways. One of them is that there has been a significant increase in the use of digital services and practices, and the perception of the benefits and new opportunities that come with their use. Essentially because in practice this pandemic showed the vulnerability of local startup ecosystems where a lot of the activities and services are based on the physical networking of people, often through various events, training, etc., which practically ended completely when meetings could no longer be arranged.
In this new awakening era, there has been a clear recognition around the need to build and develop ecosystems in a different way with similar outcomes through the support of digital. As a result, ecosystem stakeholders (governments, ecosystem builders, support functions, private companies, investors and other stakeholders) are asking for more data, how to access high quality data, its utilisation and automation.
Data at the core
Towards the end of 2020, driven by all these market changes and acceleration of all digital aspects in the markets, we made the strategic decision of putting data science at the core to unlock the predictive value of data generated by ecosystem actors and platforms to help ecosystem users navigate easier and faster within and between ecosystems and eventually help orchestrate to improve efficiency and strengthen the startup ecosystem as a whole, link ecosystem actors and improve decision making.
Oscar Ramirez, cofounder and CEO of Startup Commons said, “We are just in the beginning of this new paradigm for ecosystem development. And the new tech stack we are proposing will be a true catalyst for change that will help solve the ecosystem challenges with technology”.
As a consequence of the great prominence of digital, we decided to reorganize our activities into a new company, Digiole Oy.
With digital DNA and born-global by design, Digiole encapsulates 12+ years of innovation entrepreneurship ecosystem development expertise to deliver digital services for globally crossing business vertical ecosystem development and also development of digital platform economy, platforms & digital ecosystems for international private companies.
Digiole will unveil in its next webinar on March 9th the TechStack for digital ecosystem development: ecosystemOS, a set of technologies an ecosystem uses to build an open, connected and scalable ecosystem that serves all ecosystem players and stakeholders as a platform to smartly drive innovation. It is a combination of programming languages, frameworks, libraries, patterns, servers, UI/UX solutions, software, data models and tools used by its developers.
On the other hand, Startup Commons will continue its operations focused on local and geographically focused ecosystem development needs, often driven by public sector and non profit activities in the early part of the startup journeys, and using these experiences and related knowledge to make them open and free for everyone to remove all kinds of knowledge barriers and limitations in order to empower people and organisations towards building a more vibrant business environment for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs in general, and also for individuals to create new opportunities, jobs and new businesses.
This new strategic shift will further enable us to also better support all of our open source services and offerings and also gives room for future shareholders, and investors to join us going forward.
Innovation Entrepreneurship Content Fitting Your Needs
Following today's announcement, this reorganisation of activities will also impact on our communications. From now on, dear subscriber, you will receive two types of newsletters to serve you in a more effective way: one focused on innovation entrepreneurship knowledge sharing by Startup Commons, and the other one focused on digital ecosystem developments by Digiole. Doing it that way, we expect to deliver a better fitting content to your needs and eventually help bring you more focus on your own developments.
Digiole is confident that this move establishes cities and countries at the forefront of the next-generation of economic development.
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