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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.


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


Date: 6 June 2017

Time: 10:30 – 16:00

Venue: University of Edinburgh Business School, David Hume Tower Room 4.18, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JS

Cost: Free (lunch is provided)

Registration: Required, please RSVP to Ben Spigel ( or Fumi Kitagawa (

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

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