A healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem is important to any community. Sheltowee is dedicated to help build healthy entrepreneurial ecosystems. Sheltowee approaches ecosystem building from the stand point that the ecosystem MUST be led by entrepreneurs. As good as their intentions may be, bureaucrats and economic developers cannot lead entrepreneurial ecosystems and achieve highly successful results. Sheltowee seeks to engage the following stakeholders:
- Risk Capital
These stakeholders, as identified by the MIT Regional Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, are key to a healthy ecosystem. Sheltowee seeks to engage each of these, with the acknowledgment that entrepreneurs must be leading the efforts.