Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

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Start-up activities and the development of young companies are closely related to the regional environment. Networks and support programs play an important role. The RKW helps regional institutions to create an attractive environment for entrepreneurs and startups with suitable strategies and activities. The entrepreneurial ecosystem approach is an important foundation for our work.

Design your Ecosystem

The manual "Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems" is helping supporters as well as young companies and startups to strengthen their ecosystem - addressing both public institutions and private sector initiatives. A total of 18 activities to strengthen the ecosystem in five categories are presented in the manual.


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Map your Ecosystem

Each region is unique and requires an individual approach. The manual is therefore enclosed with an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Canvas to analyze and design your own region. The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Canvas serves as a working tool to think holistically about your regional ecosystem and supports you in designing your own activities. Our online tool guides you step by step through the eleven elements of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. After you have filled out the canvas, you have the possibility to print and save it. The contents can be supplemented or changed at any time. Examples of using the canvas can be found here.

Create your Ecosystem

The Workshop series "Strengthen your regional entrepreneurial ecosystem" taylored for business developers, chambers of commerce and industry, technology and incubators, coworking spaces, incubators and other supporters of foundations and startups. We offer workshops on the systematic development of activities and strategies for the design of one's own start-up region.

Spreading the Word

We are happy to be at your disposal for your events with lectures on the development and design of start-up ecosystems. Simply contact us!


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