North Carolina ecosystem builder assesses that state’s level of “ecosysteming” success

You’ve heard the word “ecosystem” for years, but what about the term “ecosysteming”? It was recently defined as “the fostering of inclusive economic development via entrepreneurship.”

In a guest column from the always interesting WRAL TechWire, the Executive Director of RIot, a Raleigh-based Internet of Things users group, writes: “Without question, there are great stories to tell about start-ups and entrepreneurship in the state (North Carolina). However, what can be questioned is how well the support resources in North Carolina are working in a collaborative, strategically aligned way. It is one thing to promote good things happening independently within a geographic region; it’s another to promote outcomes resultant of a coordinated effort. Are we really coming together, or are our entrepreneurial achievements the combined result of co-located but siloed efforts? There are a few measures to consider as we attempt to answer this question.”

Click here to read how he assesses North Carolina’s efforts and think about how your ecosystem stacks-up.

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