What You Need to Know About Delegations
At the 2020 ESHIP Summit, we are asking you not to attend as just an individual but as part of a community delegation. At the event, your team will explore new ways you can collaborate to fortify your local entrepreneurial ecosystem or to solve a problem that’s limiting your community’s entrepreneurial potential.
What is a delegation?
A delegation is a small group of individuals comprised of diverse members from your geographical community that will come together to help work towards opportunities to grow and strengthen your ecosystem. Depending on where you live, this could be your city, town, state, or region.
Why are we asking everyone to come with a delegation?
One of our big learnings over the last several years is that ecosystem building is a team sport. One person alone doesn’t have all the skills, knowledge and perspective to build an ecosystem. To implement real change, the work must be done in collaboration with others in your community. It is in this spirit that we are asking Summit participants this year to attend the Summit in a team–otherwise known as a delegation. You and your delegation will be working as a small group throughout the event to discover knowledge and resources from across the growing ESHIP community to help you develop an action plan for building and strengthening your ecosystem together.
How big (or small) should my delegation be?
Science says the ideal team size is five to seven people. That said, we know all communities are different, so a delegation can consist of a minimum of two individuals up to a maximum of 15. Please note, larger delegations may run into difficulties making maximum progress in the time allotted for this work.