Workshop on Urban Startup Ecosystem (USE)

David B. Audretsch, University of Indiana

The discussion on entrepreneurial ecosystem has reached increasing attention from researchers, policy makers and practitioners mainly due to the enormous impact of entrepreneurial ecosystems on their regional economic well-being. Despite the increasing interest in this topic, many questions remain open. Stam (2014) defines an entrepreneurial ecosystem as “interdependent set of actors that is governed in such a way that it enables entrepreneurial action”. While many researchers share this definition or provide similar approaches, the overall concept remains vague. 

The workshop on urban startup ecosystem aims at establishing a platform for researchers to discuss recent issues of entrepreneurial ecosystems and a possible research agenda, to connect researchers, to create partnerships, and to jointly find answers to open questions in ecosystem research.  

The first Workshop on Urban Startup Ecosystems was a great success. Thanks to all participants. We are already looking forward to the next USE-Workshop.

Here you can find the Workshop Report.