(April 27th) Part 2 - Assessments to Strategy. Shelley and Don discuss the role of strategic assessments in helping communities find their “starter” or “next stage” entrepreneur-led development strategy. They cover development opportunity assessments, entrepreneurial talent assessments, and relevant entrepreneurial development resources to create smart strategies.
(May 25) Part 3 - Working with Entrepreneurs. Don and Shelley talk about organizing communities to effectively and efficiently engage with entrepreneurs, network them to resources, and generate desired community economic development impacts. They address how communities can learn from entrepreneur interactions to inform smart entrepreneurial ecosystem building.
(June 22) Part 4 - Metrics, Stories and Sustainability. This episode focuses on how communities can gather metrics, short stories and testimonials to create a compelling narrative for its stakeholders. Funding the metrics and story capture work at a robust level and ongoing basis is often a big challenge but demonstrating the impact is central to the sustainability of entrepreneurial ecosystem building efforts.
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