Building economic resilience after COVID-19 is a challenge. But as an advisor to businesses and governments, I understand it all starts with connection—with dynamic, innovation-forward ecosystems aligned for growth through collaboration. Explore how parts of the ecosystem contribute to economic resilience.

The Economic Ecosystem

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How Ecosystem Builders Catalyze Resilience

There are a range of ecosystem builders from public and private sectors who run specific entities, build systems, collect data, lead initiatives, host events, and open pathways between the nodes in the ecosystem.

  • Intro to Economic Vibrancy

    In the fast-changing landscape of ecosystem development, our challenge is to combine talent, innovation, inclusion, and connectivity—the key drivers of economic vibrancy.

  • National Venture Capital Strategy

    With all the buzz about innovation corridors and startup hubs, nearly every city in America aims to attract more than their fair share of the risk capital invested on the coasts.

  • Startup Communities

    Startup communities filled with like-minded, passionate, risk-taking entrepreneurs are the heartbeat—the cultural and economic engine—of the innovation economy.

  • Big Companies

    BigCos benefit when they align with, learn from, and use startup talent, products, and services, and play an important role in catalyzing an innovation economy.

  • Universities and Innovation

    When university assets and missions are leveraged well, they can build into and strengthen every other node in an innovation economy.

  • Toward Economic Vibrancy

    Ecosystem builders are experts tasked with the responsibility of leading the entire region to embrace and accelerate innovation.