Starting a Cluster Initiative: Assessing Why, When and How To

Ellen Kahler
Sep 14 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Starting a Cluster Initiative: Assessing Why, When and How To

When developing a cluster strategy, garnering sufficient support is a crucial step before formalizing a program or initiative. This session will explore the ins and outs of developing a regional cluster and innovation initiative, with a focus on private-sector leadership and developing partnerships for long-term sustainability and success. Hear from cluster initiative leaders from around the country about their experiences growing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, communicating the network’s value and measuring success.

Moderator

  • Christian Ketels, Principal Associate, Harvard Business School

Speakers

  • Brad Bishop, Executive Director, OrthoWorx
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund