The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO): Creating a Model for the Economic Recovery

Carol Lauffer

accelerator, incubator, coworking space, hub or other type of entrepreneurial support program) must start to plot the path forward. Beyond the services themselves, your service offering may require the addition of a different ESO model—accelerator, incubator, coworking, makerspace, hub, or other—to best serve the new market segments. The pandemic and its economic impact will require that your Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) recalibrate.

Improving cluster performance through entrepreneurial support programs

Carol Lauffer

The options include accelerators, incubators, coworking, makerspaces, and an array of events, plus hybrids of these models. Supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and company formation is critical for improving cluster performance. Establishing entrepreneurial support programs (ESPs) with a specific cluster focus can consistently help to encourage entrepreneurship, launch new businesses and move innovations to market in the targeted cluster.