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Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

This work stream seeks to study, monitor and evaluate the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem across Canada to better understand the areas of growth and opportunity.
Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
Thom Sevalrud / Brookfield Institute

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
This project is designed to improve support for women entrepreneurs in Ontario, while exploring novel methods for co-creating and funding interventions in complex policy domains.

About the Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Work Stream

Our work tracks innovation economy trends and entrepreneurial activity and improves understanding of the experiences, success factors and barriers impacting Canada’s entrepreneurs, as well as the tools and resources they need to succeed — regardless of their region or background.

Our innovation-driven economy demands a steady stream of entrepreneurial talent to identify opportunities, take risks, innovate and contribute to growth. However, to achieve success, entrepreneurs require a complex ecosystem including customers, risk capital and a favourable policy environment.

Canada needs better information on its entrepreneurs, the ecosystems in which they operate, and the impact they are having, and it needs evidence-based policies and programs to support them and to broaden access to entrepreneurship opportunities.

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Nov 16, 2018

This project is designed to improve support for women entrepreneurs in Ontario, while exploring novel methods for co-creating and funding interventions in complex policy domains.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

May 17, 2018

How can we best support women entrepreneurs in Ontario? Our recent call for proposals inspired some powerful ways to improve support for our women entrepreneurs
Unlocking the potential of Ontario’s women entrepreneurs

May 3, 2018

Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship releases comprehensive report assessing the impact of emerging automation technologies on labour
Ontario’s dual challenge: Maximizing the benefits of automation for business and people

Apr 11, 2018

Innovation Across the Nation: Highlights from Provincial and Territorial 2018 Budgets
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