Academic Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems with Scott Stern (MIT)

Join us for an inspiring afternoon about entrepreneurial ecosystems. There is growing interest in ecosystems as an approach for understanding the context of entrepreneurship at the macro level of an organisational community so we have invited Utrecht University researchers and Scott Stern (MIT) to talk about this topic.

Scott Stern is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

He explores how innovation and entrepreneurship differ from more traditional economic activities, and the consequences of these differences for strategy and policy. His research in the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship focuses on entrepreneurial strategy, innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems, and innovation policy and management. Recent studies include the impact of clusters on entrepreneurship, the role of institutions in shaping the accumulation of scientific and technical knowledge, and the drivers and consequences of entrepreneurial strategy. For this workshop he will talk about the role of universities in local entrepreneurial ecosystems.


13.00-13.15     Erik Stam (UU) – Introduction on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 

13.15-14.00     Scott Stern (MIT) - The role of universities in local entrepreneurial ecosystems

14.00-14.30     Erik Stam (UU) – Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Systems Perspective

14.30-15.00     Frank van Rijnsoever (UU) - Weak network problems, startup performance, and spillovers: The role of incubators in entrepreneurial ecosystems

15.00-15.15     Coffee break

15.15-15.45     Bernd Wurth (UU) – Understanding Entrepreneurial Ecosystems with Agent Based Models

15.45-16.15     Jeroen Content (UU) - Entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurship and economic growth: New evidence from European regions

16.15-16.45     Hein Roelfsema (UU) - Entrepreneurial Techniques for Ecosystem Building

16.45-17.30     Wrap-up and drinks

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Spinaza Hall, Kriekenpitplein 18-19, room 105