At Silatech's recent Arab Youth & Entrepreneurship conference, speakers worked to bring together the elements that constitute a functioning ecosystem that can support entrepreneurs and transform opportunities in the region.
In Wamda's first ecosystem workshop, Wamda CEO Habib Haddad gave a talk summarizing the crucial elements at work, introducing the roles that Human Capital, Finance, Culture, Policy, and Markets each play in a functional entrepreneurship ecosystem.
After discussing how each of these elements reinforces the others, Habib asked an expert at each of several tables to lead discussions focused on 5 final questions.
- What is the role of formal/informal education?
- What are the financing gaps in the region?
- Can we change the culture to be supportive?
- What can governments do/ not do?
- Can the private sector play a role? If so, how?
As they reviewed the various solutions each table came up with, Habib led a new discussion about the commonalities between these solutions, illustrating how these elements work together.
For an overview, watch his Prezi talk below.
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