31 Aug '12, 9am
6 Components of a Thriving Startup Ecosystem
However, with the hindsight of these historic examples, many people today are consciously organizing to purposefully create ecosystems in their cities. For example, in Seattle, all six components now exist to create an ecosystem for “sustainable” business, a.k.a. social enterprises, a.k.a. high-impact ventures, a.k.a. conscious companies. In October, four organizations are co-locating into a single building, The Center for Impact and Innovation : Bainbridge Graduate Institute , HUB Seattle , Fledge , and Social Venture Partners . The expectation is that such a concentration of social and environmental consciousness will draw in yet-more talent, more mentors, and more funding, setting off a virtuous cycle to create not only a business ecosystem, but to help the planet’s biological ecosystem as well.