Free Resources & Strategies for Higher Ed Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building. The C•CUBE Toolkit from UWO & Venn Collaborative sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation

Conversation Guides for Each Topic

Explore the list below to find the conversation guides that are most relevant to your work. By selecting a specific guide you’ll be taken to a tool to work with your community in ecosystem building.

Conversation Guide: Jobs, Pains, and Gains — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Understand the Intended Beneficiaries or “Customers” of Your Ecosystem — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Make Equity a Central Purpose — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Define Success Metrics — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Converge and Prioritize — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Determine What Initiatives and Activities Are Most Needed — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Discover the Social Impact Purposes of Your Ecosystem — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Assess Partners, Activities, and Capabilities — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Improve Practices Through a Critical Friends Visit — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Access to Capital Jigsaw — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Address Internal Institutional Dynamics — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Define the Meta-Ecosystem by Showing Connections Across Talent, Innovation, and Place — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Developing Partnership Principles — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Foster Collaboration within the Institution — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Minimize Intellectual Property Management Barriers — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Faculty Engagement Entrepreneur Fishbowl — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Foster Inclusive Leadership — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Diversify Funding Sources — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Roles Gap Analysis — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Connect Entrepreneurship Education to the Ecosystem — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Enhancing Ecosystem Access to Higher Education — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Evaluate Gaps Across Multiple Higher Education Institutions — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Evaluate Resource Alignment — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Assess Stakeholder Engagement — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Diversify the Reach of Ecosystem Programs — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Make Entrepreneurship Visible Across the Curriculum and Career Services — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Enhance Ecosystem Sustainability — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Internal Connections Speed Networking — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Highlight Cross-Sector Collaboration — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Align and Harmonize Entrepreneurship Programs — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Collaboration Continuum — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Maximize Intermediary Organizations — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Elevate Internal Collaboration — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Creating Partnerships Across Higher Ed Institutions — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Exploring Technology for Impact — PDF | Word

Conversation Guide: Pilot Cross-Functional Collaboration — PDF | Word