Understanding innovative and creative ecosystems locally is essential for wealth—and job—creation. In this lecture, we’ll draw on studies that show how regional competitiveness enhances innovation and entrepreneurship, with a concentration on how to improve any enterprise by connecting to the dynamics of science and technology .
It’s no secret that the majority of enterprises that have scaled over the last 30 years were founded in innovation and creative business ecosystems. Silicon Valley led the way, and regions like Austin and Boston’s Route 128 have followed. We’ll discuss the models for networking in these regions with an emphasis on Austin. And we’ll present new digital data streams that improve the way we evaluate entrepreneurial start-ups and measure solvency.