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Building Startup Communities to Last

Feld Thoughts

So it was an incredible honor to interview Jim for 45 minutes last week at the Startup Phenomenon event about Startup Communities. Enjoy!

The Largest Startup Community In The World

Feld Thoughts

As Boulder Startup Week 2014 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the power of startup communities today. When I wrote Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , I made some assertions about how to build startup communities and what the impact of them would be on society. 4,500 mentors.

Weekend Reading on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

So this weekend was about startup communities with a bonus book on the startup visa tossed in for good measure. He writes extremely deep stories about each startup community, along with strengths, weaknesses, and things that are going on that shape them. The post Weekend Reading on Startup Communities appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Kauffman Sketchbook on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

started my talk off today by showing a video that the Kauffman Foundation just did for Startup Communities. It follows.

The Importance of Young People In Your Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

From Chattanooga to Omaha to Las Vegas, many cities in the US – and around the world – are building startup communities. Behind every successful startup community is a group of young people with their entire life ahead of them. So how do growing communities retain them?

Calling All Entrepreneurs: Give Back To Your Community

Feld Thoughts

At Foundry Group, we have a deeply held belief that we benefit from our local community (Boulder, in our case) and that we have a responsibility, as we have success, to give back to our local community. million to Colorado community nonprofits at the point of exit — when companies are either acquired or go public.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” If you are a leader in your entrepreneurial community and have something you want to add , email me 500 – 1000 words. I’m looking for feedback on this table of contents. The Boulder Entrepreneurial Community.

The Rapidly Growing Chicago and LA Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

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Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Who are the people you should meet in the Los Angeles Startup Community to get wired in

$200,000 For Colorado Startup Community Activities and Events

Feld Thoughts

I’m excited to announce the launch of the Colorado Startup Community Fund. Beer and pizza isn’t free. 1,000 here, $2,500 there.

Entrepreneurial Communities Must Be Led By Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Since I haven’t yet figured out how to be in two places at the same time, I ended up recording a short video for a meeting on entrepreneurial communities that I was invited to. In it, I talk about my first of four principles of entrepreneurial communities, specifically that entrepreneurial communities must be led by entrepreneurs.

A16Z Podcast on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

Her book, Regional Advantage , had a huge impact from on my thinking around Startup Communities. It’s awesome – anyone that cares about how entrepreneurial communities work must read this. If you are interested in startup communities, I hope you will listen to this podcast.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

believe the next 20 years will be an excited time of regeneration for Cincinnati and many more progressive communities across the country.

Startup Communities is Shipping

Feld Thoughts

Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City is officially shipping. For everyone that has supported me during the effort of getting this book out, y’all are awesome – thank you. I’ll be blogging regularly about it up on Startup Revolution  as I wander the earth talking about Startup Communities.

Embracing Your Community as a Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

Community. In Los Angeles the venture community is very collaborative. 5 years ago I sat at our annual meeting bored beyond belief.

Startup Communities – Operation Pre-order

Feld Thoughts

My newest book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , will ship around the end of the month. TechStars’ Feld Publishes Startup Community Book. Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. Startup Communities book startup communities startup revolution

Remarkable Brands That Are Helping the Community And How You Can Too

Brandanew

Not necessarily for selling more, but to develop your community spirit. Helping the community, is a way to future proof your brand. Digital

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

David Cohen just put up The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community. Boulder startup communities

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

Both Sides of the Table

think startup communities being simple cheerleaders doesn’t help anyone. But no community can become complacent with the wins that it has. But I’ll bet the Boston community would take 50% of the success of Facebook built locally. So what can a community do? Communities can make a difference. I

How Community Involvement Can Help Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Sponsor community events. Lead a community service program. Clean a park or tutor kids, or find another need unique to your community.

Five Things We Learned from Starting a Community Radio Station

Up and Running

Like most other community radio stations, Radio Boise is a not-for-profit organization. What is the goal of community radio?

Book: Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

On Digital Sabbath #5, I read  Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community. I got through half of it on my flight home from New York on Saturday morning; the balance laying on the couch next to Amy on Saturday evening. We had a fun hour long talk with Q&A, a lot of it about Startup Communities.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Who are the people you should meet in the Los Angeles Startup Community to get wired in

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.

The fundamental difference between marketing and community

The Next Web

David Spinks is the CEO of CMX Media and host of CMX Summit, the premier resource and event for the community industry. He

Rally Gives $1.3 Million To The Boulder Community

Feld Thoughts

Million To The Boulder Community appeared first on Feld Thoughts. My day started out great. But Ryan’s vision was always bigger than that.

10 Ways Great Leaders Build Amazing Communities

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you can''t find a smart, interesting, supportive community of entrepreneurs, the solution is to build one yourself. Here''s how. magazine.

Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund Expands to Austin

SiliconHills

The Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund is expanding to Austin in August. Ignite. Austin

Getting Plugged Into The Boulder Entrepreneurial Community

Feld Thoughts

On a daily basis I get an email from someone, either in Boulder, or considering a move to Boulder, who asks how they can best get involved in the Boulder entrepreneurial community. When I reflect on what makes it work, its the “give before you get” mentality of the entrepreneurial community, which I’m proud to be a part of.

Hacker News For Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

scan the links, often click through to articles, and occasionally comment. I’ve decided to try a similar approach for the Startup Revolution community that I’m calling the Startup Revolution Hub. Startup Revolution community hub life startup revolutionAnd, feature requests about the Hub are welcome.

How to Make Community the Secret To Success

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Make Community the Secret To Success written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Community.

San Antonio Tech Community to Host its First Startup Week

SiliconHills

For more than four years, San Antonio’s technology community has been percolating with excitement amidst a ground swell of support bubbling up to create a vibrant startup industry. And now, […] The post San Antonio Tech Community to Host its First Startup Week appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Why Community Matters to Your Startup's Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Learn about a determined 23-year-old founder's journey to launch a glucose-monitoring contact lens, and how his peers and community helped along the way

Universities' Property Tax Breaks Are Hurting Their Surrounding Communities

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Big universities get huge property tax deductions, but local governments have to make up for the lost revenue somewhere

Network Effects in Marketplace, Communities and Social Platforms

Version One Ventures

These days, we’re hyper-focused on marketplaces, communities and social platforms. This increased value can be in the form of cost reduction (in user acquisition as an example), higher liquidity (in a marketplace), stronger community or deeper relationships (in social networks), etc. What are network effects? Direct Network Effects.

Success and Failure — San Diego Startup Community

Market by Numbers

With Brad Feld coming to town this week, I think it’s a good time to evaluate the state of San Diego’s Startup Community. Mentoring.

Why the ROI of community doesn’t actually matter

The Next Web

Yes, I’ll tell you about Return on Investments (ROI) all you want, but truly, community has much bigger ambitions.

How a community is born: The rise of Polish startups

The Next Web

The post How a community is born: The rise of Polish startups appeared first on The Next Web. This story continues at The Next Web.

Contributing To The Boulder Community In A Time Of Need

Feld Thoughts

” I have no idea what that really means, but for a region of a couple of hundred thousand people, knowing the range is low, and it’s only “infrastructure”, this is going to be a long, hard mess to dig out of. I’ve always felt a strong responsibility to the community I call home. That’s not the problem.

Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote about the 12 tips to building successful startup communities. remember this lesson well. Failure is critical. Anyhow.