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Creative Morning: Creating An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Matt Edlen

on 21 September 2012

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Transcript of Creative Morning: Creating An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem What is an entrepreneur? //:a person who organizes + operates a business or businesses taking on financial risk to do so. - Wikipedia //: one who organizes, manages, and assumes risk of business or enterprise. - Merriam-Webster //: The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. We are born with the quality and it defines our lives. As we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience it is developed, nurtured, and given space to flourish or it's squelched, thwarted, with out air or simulation and dies. - Michael Gerber Tip THE PLIGHT OF THE ENTREPRENEUR BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE IS HARD Blood, sweat, tears RISK Long hours must innovate!!! Forgo relationships Raise $$$ Hustle baby! Get it done Be creative IDEA GENERATORS Cofounders Designers Programmers Financiers VC's Angel Investors Business development Space providers City+State Supporters aspirational entrepreneurs ideas of the past An entrepreneur is piece of the equation. Many times they are the spark that ignites a idea. But with out the community, all it will ever be is an idea. The product, the business, the service (the end result!) is a culmination of a community of entrepreneurs giving life to that spark. how? In other words... You're not alone. (and that's a good thing) Community "Place" is the convergence of community and environment. It is unexplainable. It is formed by human expression as a response to the world around them. Place is only created when people come together to transform the idea of the physical it into something more, unexplainable, but of higher purpose. an ecosystem is made up up a community and the relationship that has to the environment around them. Business of Entrepreneurship IDEAS NEED A TIGHT ECOSYSTEM TO FOSTER CREATIVE GROWTH - DISTANCE EQUALS DEATH.
- Frances Cairncross Ecosystem IDEA + RISK + HARDWORK = PRODUCT, BUSINESS OR SERVICE PLACE Gerding Edlen Principles of Place: 1. Build community 2. Create Inviting Spaces 3. Minimize Carbon footprint 4. Connect Buildings and People to Nature 5. Encourage Transit Alternatives 6. Craft the First 30 Ft. 7. Inspire Communities With Art + Design 8. Make 20 Min. Living Real 9. Integrate Schools and Neighborhoods 10. Protect Symbols that Matter IDEAS = COME TO LIFE!
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