University Economic Development Association

UEDA Ecosystems Design Network: Perspectives from the Manhattan Kansas Ecosystem

One ecosystem participating in the UEDA Ecosystems Design Network, supported by The Lemelson Foundation, is Manhattan, Kansas. UEDA Member Kansas State University has engaged their ecosystem, through the leadership of Spark, a new organization in Manhattan helping to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in the Greater Manhattan region. We conducted workshops with the Manhattan ecosystem during the last week of October and the first week of November, and we spoke with Stephanie Pierce and Sarah Siders about their experience so far with the Ecosystems Design Network. Read the video transcript, and watch an exclusive interview with Ecosystems Design Network participants.