“It takes a whole village to raise a child”. African Proverb
The word ‘ecosystem’ comes from biology and refers to a community of living and nonliving organisms in theenvironment interacting as a system.
So as it takes a whole village to raise a child, it would take a whole city to raise a business.
It just so happens that Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world. A wonderful starting point for building a great business.
In the context of this book, when we say ‘ecosystem’, we mean the universities, government, corporates, co-working spaces, people, infrastructure and support, not only for tech start-ups, but for all small businesses and freelancers alike.
We make the 70+ co-working spaces in and around Melbourne the starting point of the ecosystem. From there we address the broader ecosystem by looking at how the elements all interact.