Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
An essential guide to building supportive entrepreneurial communities
"Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity, and support.
Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field?as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities?this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more.
Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.
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Principles of a Vibrant Startup
Participants in a Startup
Attributes of Leadership in
Activities and Events
The Power of Accelerators
Contrasts between Entrepreneurs
The Power of the Community
Broadening a Successful
Myths about Startup
About the Author
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