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The Age of Metapreneurship. This is the site of CJ Cornell … author, professor, serial entrepreneur ….
Metapreneurs are the new generation entrepreneurs - coming of age after Google; raised on Facebook and social networks; a generation that creates cutting edge products without an engineering team or funding. They are able to distribute their products with a greater speed and credibility than the largest corporations. Metapreneurs thrive on continuous collaboration - not just with each other - but also with customers, investors, partners and even competitors. They all form a new ecosystem where the lines are blurred between customer, partner, contributor, developer and investor. Metapreneurs are equally concerned with the social impact of their work as they are with creating wealth and innovation.
These new entrepreneurs are not only shaping high tech and high growth industries. Metapreneurs are influencing how everyone participates in the entrepreneurial ecosystem – to create better products and services while helping to have a positive impact on the world.
• Wakeup calls, and institutional funding of large projects;
• The changing nature of the effectiveness of resources and investment in innovation and
• the waning of the era of big institutions – money, government, corporations – as an
influence in fostering entrepreneurship.
• Past, present and future attempts by governments, universities and other large institutions
to create entrepreneurial ecosystems.
• The increasing futility of the old guard to deliberately organize innovation and
• Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs throughout history:
• Activities; Benefactors, Outcomes.
• How the practice of entrepreneurship, and its influences have evolved – and its impact on
• The main components of successful entrepreneurship have not really changed – resources,
expected outcomes and activities of the entrepreneur – they’ve just shifted.
• The influence of resources, outcomes and activities on contemporary entrepreneurship.
• The convergence of networks, collaboration, rapid development to form a new kind of
• A generation of entrepreneurs, with deliberate help from the prior generation, and with
the equal participation of peers, partners, customers and investors.
• Brief case studies of the predecessors (Martyrs: Napster, Corporates: Intel, And zealots:
Open Sorcerers, Web 2.0)
• Brief case studies of metapreneurship in contemporary industries: e.g. Journalism
• How the prior generation of successful entrepreneurs are having a profound impact on the
success of the new Metapreneurs.
• Funding ecosystems redefined: The new accelerators, super-angels, and crowdfunding.
• Moonshot revisited: Metapreneurship on the modern space race.
• Chaos, complexity and emergence.
• How to play nice in this new environment.
• Rules for thriving on Metapreneurship.