Building an Innovation Ecosystem

OVERVIEW

Join us as we take a look at creating tech hubs from an economic development point of view, including the way public agencies can galvanize the growth of local tech communities. During this session, we will look at different types of stakeholders that are necessary to engage when building a thriving startup ecosystem as well as the types of programs, initiatives and resources that have been most effective in supporting those groups.

Hear directly from founders and mentors about the ways they have taken advantage of public sector programs and how best to engage with them. Learn what founders are looking for from economic development groups, how to enlist a group of expert mentors, what builds credibility and drives impact and more.

This interactive session will leave entrepreneurs with a better sense of the types of support available to them and give other ecosystem builders a set of best practices to draw from.