How do you measure the health & equity of an entrepreneurial ecosystem?
In essence, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is the dynamic mix of visible and invisible elements that combine to create the environment in which entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. There are many established conventions around measuring the visible and tangible parts of an ecosystem, such as available real estate or number of higher educational institutions. But how do you measure the invisible elements such as connectivity, trust, and equity? Equally importantly, how do you measure the quality and impact of both visible and invisible elements? If you ask anyone in this nascent field, they will tell you that these have been the big, unanswered questions.