Wednesday, March 16
10:00 to 16:00
Plaza Mayor - Gran Salon 1+2

Mapping Connections Between Ecosystems 

Victor Mulas, with the World Bank, discussed in his session that it is not enough to have incuabation and accelerator programs to strenthen entrepreneurial ecosystems.

He said that in cases of developed countries, they show a smaller number of startups compared to underdeveloped countries, which have a higher quantity and also include a large number of incubators. However, he said, this does not reflect either progress or quality of a startup, because alhough in developed cities like New York City where there are fewer startups, they have more institutions interested in investing, while in underveloped countries, startups may have a harder time receiving seed money and starting and scaling. 

Business Culture and Education

Anthony Farr, with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, discussed in his session the importance of working with educational indicators. 

He argued that incubators and accelerators are important in entrepreneurial ecosystems, as they can create incentives that allow students to grow and want to start their own businesses. 

Farr explained the importance of working with educational indicators, where deployments are being made in this training system so we can analyze how this issue affects a city to be more entrepreneurial than others.

Ivan Sandjaja, stated that incentives and models for entrepreneurship in the education system must exist for both formal education and for non-formal education. In some universities, it has been entrepreneurship has been emphasized and consolidated, student startups have generated more jobs. The most important thing is that companies have been created primarily from students seeking to solve social needs. To conclude, Sandjaja states that this can only be achieved if these courses encourage business creation from the collaboration.

Laborator Growth of Innovation

Amisha Miller, with the Kauffman Foundation, presented an investigation being carried out with measuring indicators called Randomized Control Trials. These indicators are used for experimental tests that measure the feasibility of a startup.

Initially, it was an experiment with startups in three cities. The first startup was placed in an incubator, the second with a mentor and the third startup was in a city without any assistance. 

From this, the differences in growth and behavior of each startup, in order to observe the viability of any project related to entrepreneurship were sought.

Government Data Infrastructure

Government Data Infrastructure is a project made by the United Nations, the OECD and the Kauffman organization. The project seeks to establish a guide for national public policymakers. Has two additional objectives on the one hand, measuring the impact of policies on entrepreneurship and secondly, how to package this (massify, scale) a way to provide advice as to measure the impact of these policies within the framework of the sustainable development goals set by the UN. The idea is to adapt these initiatives to create public policies to sustainable development objectives.

Tatiana Krylova focuses her research in developing countries mainly because it seeks entrepreneurship contributions to economic development of each research currently focused on Africa. The project will have a platform that has obtained data from the WTO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD. The result of this open platform is that any group can register there and get information about any economic sector. Finally, the initiative seeks to establish a connection between governments and their citizens, involving them in the development process of these policies.


Philip Auerswald
Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)

United States

Speaker Bios: 
Anwar Aridi
World Bank

United States

Ellen Olafsen
World Bank

United States

Arnobio Morelix
Kauffman Foundation
Alicia Robb
Kauffman Foundation
Victor Mulas
World Bank

United States

Malavika Kumaran
MaRS Data Catalyst


Kristin Schreiber
European Commission


Susana García-Robles
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

South Africa

Susan Amat
Venture Hive

United States

Saurabh Lall
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

United States

Annalisa Primi
OECD Development Centre


Matthew Guttentag
Ken Krull
Peter Roberts
Emory University

United States

Anthony Farr
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

South Africa

Mariano Mayer
Ministry of Production


Tatiana Krylova


Amisha Miller
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network

United States

João Melhado
Endeavor Brasil
Rhett Morris
Endeavor Insight
Kim Bettcher
Center for International Private Enterprise

United States

Ivan Abraham Sandjaja
Ciputra Foundation


Dane Stangler
Kauffman Foundation

United States

Zoltan Acs
Global Entrepreneurship & Development Institute

United States