The Entrepreneurial Ground Game
The Heart of Impactful Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
When American ecosystem builders gather, we often talk about the entrepreneurial programs we offer to support entrepreneurs and their development. Programs and resources are essential for high-performing ecosystems. However, e2’s field experience is clear – do not begin with programs and resources! Begin working with area entrepreneurs, build relationships, learn about their needs and wants and then network them to available relevant resources. This is the entrepreneurial ground game. Through working with entrepreneurs, we can gain strategic insight into the strengths and weaknesses of our ecosystems’ development and operational efforts. To learn more, check out our recent paper prepared for Nebraska’s E3 Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Initiative.