This article was originally created by Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
In this 1st episode, we start unpacking the functioning of innovation ecosystems for startups and scaleups. Our Director Martin Luxemburg does this by engaging in an open discussion with Rogier Thewessen, co-founder of YoungCapital and Prof. Dr. Justin Jansen, Corporate Entrepreneurship Professor at RSM (EUR) and Academic Director of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. Do innovation ecosystems exist as such? Or are they just an expression of the organisations and the individuals operating in it? We unpack the effects of these interactions in this intro episode to find out what’s specific about them.
Kees de Jong, entrepreneur and founder of nlgroeit, directly asked this to Prof. dr. Justin Jansen and Rogier Thewessen in last week’s episode ‘’Innovation Ecosystems 101’’ from our ‘’Innovation Ecosystems Unpacked’’ podcast series moderated by Martin Luxemburg. 🎬🎙️🎥
A well-functioning innovation ecosystem can be a thriving environment for startups and scaleups. What happens when these companies are extremely successful? Should entrepreneurs give back to the ecosystem investing in younger companies? And if so, are Dutch entrepreneurs doing enough? Or are we still missing this opportunity ? 💼📈🚀
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