Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
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09:00 GEN ANNUAL REPORT + THE MISSION AHEAD
Jonathan Ortmans, President and Founder of GEN, will report out on GENs work over the past year and outline priorities ahead for GENs communities.
09:30 BUILDING A HEALTHIER GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM: TOWARD A MORE INCLUSIVE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM
The whole economy suffers if certain people or communities are under-represented and face structural barriers. The world needs more entrepreneurs. In an effort to increase transparency, inclusivity and diversity as drivers of innovation and new value creation, GEN celebrates risk takers and those who support them across the globe in pursuit of one global entrepreneurial ecosystem inclusive of previously marginalized communities, competing entrepreneurial support organizations and traditional institutional stakeholders late to the era of digital disruption.
10:15 BUILDING A HEALTHIER GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM: TOWARD A COMMON VISION BUILT ON TRUST, CONNECTIVITY COLLABORATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Transparency, connectivity and collaboration build trust. With trust comes accelerated knowledge sharing in an ecosystem, which is vital to the creation of both a common vision and action on smarter solutions.
11:00 BUILDING A HEALTHIER GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM: CONFIDENCE AND A COMPASS TO MAKE AN UNPREDICTABLE PATH EASIER
Like the ventures they enable, ecosystems are decentralized, uncertain, organic and unpredictable. But entrepreneurs need reliable knowledge and support about innovative policies and programs. With no blueprints for such work, GEN serves as a compass to help navigate through a crowded set of options toward proven interventions tested by peers – providing confidence amid an unpredictable path for ecosystem builders and entrepreneurs.
11:45 BUILDING A HEALTHIER GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM: BETTER MEASUREMENT AND KNOWLEDGE
An explosion of programs to promote entrepreneurship around the world has brought a new imperative for better measurement and deeper knowledge around the impact of interventions to support entrepreneurs and their ecosystems. Entrepreneurial support organizations are seeking more sustainable models for collecting and analyzing robust data about the performance of programs and their ecosystems.