About the ESHIP Summit
The ESHIP Summit is a multi-year initiative designed to bring early adopters of ecosystem building together to think about — and collaboratively create — the programs, practices and policies that the field needs to more effectively do the work of creating communities that empower entrepreneurs.
Starting in 2017, the Kauffman Foundation, in collaboration with more than 850 ecosystem builders and 50+ national resource providers (NRPs) that support them, have taken up the charge to accelerate the emerging field through a process to discover, design and deliver the foundational pillars needed for the field of ecosystem building to gain widespread adoption.
No one can do this alone. No single individual or organization can build the field. Only through mass collaboration across many practitioners, communities and support organizations, can we build the programs, policies and practices needed to make ecosystem building a more effective approach to economic and community development.
Learn more about what has happened at the ESHIP Summit in year’s past.