The 2020 ESHIP Summit is Going Virtual

Join us September 15, 16, and 29 for the (virtual) 2020 ESHIP Summit as we explore entrepreneurial ecosystem building as a key part of community recovery and reinvention in a COVID-19-impacted world.

The ESHIP Summit is a convening that brings together entrepreneurial ecosystem builders – leaders connecting communities together to accelerate entrepreneurship – who seek to build more inclusive, sustainable local economies.

The virtual format of this year’s Summit welcomes participants attending for the first time and those who have attended before – there is something for every level of experience.

We’ll learn from one another during these challenging times, discuss strategies that are being tried as communities work together to address recovery efforts, and learn about tools and resources you can take away to support entrepreneurs during these times of crisis and beyond.

This year’s Summit will provide an introduction to key aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystem building from diverse leaders in the growing field. We’ll look at why entrepreneurship matters to local economies and how ecosystem building differs from traditional approaches to entrepreneurial support.

We’ll explore the impacts of structural racism, disconnected networks, and COVID-19 on who is – and is not – finding entrepreneurial success. We’ll hear from ecosystem builders as they present case stories from efforts in their communities, offering insights into what is working, what challenges they face, and how they’re measuring progress.

Throughout the event, participants will be connected to a growing community of practitioners and an array of organizations, resources, and tools that can support ecosystem building efforts in a range of communities.

By building these insights and shared practices together, the ESHIP Summit aims to accelerate the professional practice of entrepreneurial ecosystem building as an important component of economic, community, and venture development.

For more information and to register click here