Meta-Entrepreneurs—a term coined by KIN co-founder Robert C. Wolcott and 1871 CEO Howard Tullman—build and lead business ecosystems dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs succeed. They forge vital communities of entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, academics, government officials and corporate executives. They create environments full of spark, serendipity, creative collaboration and innovation. From Mumbai to Toronto and Tel Aviv to Chicago, meta-entrepreneurs are making the promise of the future a reality.
KIN co-founder Robert Wolcott leads a discussion on the emergence of innovation ecosystems in the US, Israel, Italy, Canada and India.
"...It is a place to manufacture 'happy accidents,' where all the different parts of the ecosystem can interact and generate new ideas..."
"...In order to generate real value, you have be very precise in how you learn what people need...to direct them to the right opportunities and connect them to the relevant people..."
"...We have the junction between the younger community of new entrepreneurs and corporations looking for new models and patterns of doing business..."
Centre for Social Innovation
"...We are a social enterprise that starts with physical space...then works to create...the connections and cohesion and community among people whose mission it to put people and planet first..."
"...Four or five years back, the environment for Indian entrepreneurs was very tough. I felt there was a need for a platform like GSF, which could give some funding, but more than that, mentorship, and more than that, connections..."
Japan Innovation Network
"...Our mission is really to help big corporations become more innovative by working the with CEOs very closely, so they can transform their internal ecosystem and connect with other ecosystems, particularly globally..."