Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

June 6th 10:30 to 4:00

University of Edinburgh Business School

Location: David Hume Tower Room 4.18

George Square, Edinburgh 




The Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at the University of Edinburgh Business School is hosting a Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems that will focus on the emerging field of entrepreneurial ecosystems and high-growth startup regions. 


The workshop will feature talks by two international experts on entrepreneurial ecosystems: Dr. Yas Motoyama of the University of Kansas and Professor Erik Stam of the Utrecht University School of Economics. 


The workshop will bring together scholars and policymakers from fields such as business, economics, geography to discuss how regions can support high-growth venture creation and entrepreneurship-led economic development. 


Attendance is free and lunch is provided 




10:30 - 11:00 Arrival & coffee

11:00 - 11:10 Opening 

11:10 - 12.10 First session: Dr. Yas Motoyama 

12.10 - 13.00 Short ecosystem presentations & discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & networking

14:00 - 15:00 Second session: Professor Erik Stam 

15:00 - 16:00 Discussion & close 


Please contact Ben Spigel ( or Fumi Kitagawa ( with any questions or to RSVP.