Ben Spigel is an Assistant Professor and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is an internationally recognised expert on entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurship policy, and the geography of high growth entrepreneurship. His work has examined the growth, development, and impact of entrepreneurial ecosystems in the US, Canada, and the UK. His work has been published in major journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Journal of Economic Geography, and Regional Studies. His current research focuses on the ways in which Scottish technology entrepreneurs draw resources from their local entrepreneurial ecosystems and how this affects their growth and innovation potential.