Kauffman Foundation’s ESHIP Summit will close out Dayton Startup Week

“EVERY INDIVIDUAL THAT WE CAN INSPIRE, THAT WE CAN GUIDE, THAT WE CAN HELP START A NEW COMPANY IS VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF OUR ECONOMIC WELFARE.”

— Ewing Marion Kauffman

 


Last year we had the privilege of participating in the the Kauffman Foundation’s first annual ESHIP Summit, which brought together over 400 ecosystem builders from across the globe. Here’s a look at what we did:

We walked away from that event with new ideas, fresh perspective, and excitement for continuing the work to build our ecosystem here in the Dayton region.

One of the ideas we developed with Kauffman was to bring ESHIP Summit to our community, so our entrepreneurs, support organizations, business leaders, and community cheerleaders could rally together in the same way that we did in Kansas City to share our thoughts, our visions for our region, and our ideas for helping each other there.

Here’s why we hope you’ll join us at ESHIP Summit @Dayton:

Too many are left out of our economy. Research has shown the connection between the long-term decline in entrepreneurship and its effect on productivity and growth. Lackluster productivity drags down wages and living standards, leaving many out of the economy. Entrepreneurship is the key to reversing this trend.

We want to bring our region’s thought leaders together to work on actionable plans to remove barriers to entrepreneurship, including:

  • insufficient, ineffective and siloed entrepreneurial support
  • an unsupportive and risk-averse culture
  • inaccessible and inequitable resource distribution
  • limited talent pipelines

By working together, we can remove these barriers to entrepreneurship and better understand how to build thriving ecosystems and inspire more inclusive economic development in our individual communities and across the region.


ESHIP Summit @Dayton is being held as Day 5 of Dayton Startup Week–Dayton’s largest annual entrepreneurial conference. To participate, simply register for Dayton Startup Week. Once registered, add ESHIP to your schedule, and you’re all set! See you there!

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