TOPIC OF THE 2012 EDITION: ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS

Cultivating communities to drive wealth and social justice

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

It is well recognized that entrepreneurs cannot succeed in a vacuum. They need customers, partners, suppliers, employees, legal, financial and educational institutions, as well as governmental bodies and proper infrastructure.

Ecosystems are made of environment, actors and interactions.

This year the participants of the forum will discuss this thematic through a round – a –world tour of ecosystems highlighting:

  • Highly resource-endowed ecosystems
  • Resource-constrained ecosystems
  • Specifics of education within a sustainable ecosystem
  • Territorially-constrained ecosystem (regional or local identity)