Building an entrepreneurial region

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Akron's leaders are starting to move with big ideas for encouraging entrepreneurship. Read more.

Here's the challenge: Encouraging entrepreneurship is not just about training people in the skills of starting and managing their own business.

The real task comes in building the open networks that speed business development. Through trusted networks, entrepreneurs can quickly test ideas, assemble resources, and launch products.

The focus should be on stimulating open networks of innovation. In this effort, social network analysis plays a critical role, as private companies have already figured out. Read more.

(If you want to learn more about building an entrepreneurial region, come to our workshop later this month.)

posted by Ed Morrison |

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