If ‘entrepreneur’ is the word for someone who starts up an enterprise, what do you call someone whose focus is building ‘eco-systems’ to support the emergence of many enterprises? Network entrepreneur might fit. But the term also applies to a new perspective on pro-social entrepreneurship, organisational development, and movement building.
For the last seven years, Jay Tompt has been exploring these dimensions in his work at different geographic scales – local, regional, national, and international. And the challenges: how does one create value and derive a livelihood in this context?
This one-day workshop will cover theory, practice, tools, and real-life examples.
What will it cover?
- Leadership and innovation
- Helpful bits of network theory
- Network mapping and other tools
- Case studies
What will I leave with?
- A new understanding of networks and value creation
- A new confidence in building productive relationships
- Tools for building enterprising ecosystems
- New friends and collaborators
Who is it for?
This workshop is for pro-social entrepreneurs and innovators, economic development officers, community economic development practitioners, and other change makers.
Jay Tompt is a co-founding member of the Totnes REconomy Project, Jay is also playing leading roles in several network-building initiatives - Devon Convergence, the international REconomy Community of Practice and CtrlShift: Emergency Summit for Change. Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement'. He's also a fellow of the RSA, associate lecturer at Plymouth University, and independent consultant.