Binary Star Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

While we’ve been collaborating on Startup Communities 2 (which we are now calling The Startup Community Way), which will come out at the “end-of-the-year-ish,” having dinner was a delight and reminded me how much I like him. It’s a good post worth reading but reminded me of a concept that we are weaving into The Startup Community Way. There is an increasing number of “ binary star ” startup communities.

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. We spent the time applying the ideas from Jim’s books and research to the idea of Startup Communities. One of my heroes is Jim Collins.

Suicide, Cancer, and Community

Feld Thoughts

He was an integral part of the entrepreneurial community here in Colorado. I just went and made a gift as a contribution from the Boulder startup community. If you’ve benefit from the local startup community, which Kevin and Karen gave so much of themselves to, please make any size contribution. The post Suicide, Cancer, and Community appeared first on Feld Thoughts. At the end of the day yesterday I gave a talk at the opening of Galvanize Boulder.

Kauffman Sketchbook on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

I started my talk off today by showing a video that the Kauffman Foundation just did for Startup Communities. Startup Communities kauffman money game sketchbook startup communities thinc iowa

Community is Family

Feld Thoughts

I’ve experienced this over and over again in my 17 years in Boulder and it’s reflected in both the Startup Communities book that is out and the Startup Life book that Amy and I are in the final copyedit phase of and will be out by January. This week’s The Founders is awesome.

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. The post A16Z Podcast on Startup Communities appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship a16z AnnaLee Saxenian Chris Schroeder podcast startup communities

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. The history is so much richer, the one page stories about the companies the shaped each era are just awesome, and the perspective of what 120 years really means for a the startup community that is undeniably the most robust in the world right now is very powerful. This is a great snapshot in time – right now – to show how startup communities develop anywhere.

4 Lessons Glennon Doyle Taught Me About Impact And Community

YFS Magazine

If you want to create a highly engaged community to support you and your work at every turn, take a few lessons from Glennon's playbook. Lead branding community building community development glennon doyle leadership personal branding personal development success advice

Startup Communities is Shipping

Feld Thoughts

Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City is officially shipping. The article - This is how you build a tech community - follows up on a Bloomberg article that Vivek wrote in 2010 titled Why Boulder Is America’s Best Town for Startups. Jerry Colonna also wrote an awesome post riffing off of Startup Communities titled The Sarajevo Effect. Startup Communities

6 Brands That’ve Created Business Value Via Niche Social Communities

Brandanew

We’ve time and again shared the importance of niche social communities in today’s digital world. Niche social communities work when they’re connected, engaged and generate consumer value. Why you need niche communities? What are your favorite communities?

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten it’s first “here’s how to do it” book. Feld’s thesis is that unlike the common wisdom, it is entrepreneurs that lead a startup community while everyone else feeds the community. Community Culture.

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. This reflection led me to think about how to wire up the largest startup community in the world.

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. Between now and Sunday, if you pre-order a copy of Startup Communities, you will be entered into a random drawing. TechStars’ Feld Publishes Startup Community Book. Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. Startup Communities book startup communities startup revolution

Why Small Community Lenders Have Your Back

Up and Running

But don’t fret—community lenders are helping small businesses. Meet the community lenders. Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are one type of community lender. Chances are there’s a community lender near you.

Communities Can Grow Too Quickly

Hunter Walker

I was recently granted access to a Slack community associated with a newsletter I’ve been reading for a while. Communities can grow too quickly and lose some of the camaraderie which comes with being part of a group.

Startup Communities Are Up To The Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

As I continue to talk about Startup Communities , I say over and over and over again that the leaders have to be entrepreneurs. Now – members of feeder organizations can play a leadership role, but in the absence of a critical mass of entrepreneurs, the startup community won’t ever develop into anything meaningful. For example, when he asked, “What’s the most important step an entrepreneur can take to create a startup community?”

The Rapidly Growing Chicago and LA Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

Matt and I were on the FeedBurner board together and he’s got a powerful connection between LA and Chicago – another city with an incredibly thriving startup community. The post The Rapidly Growing Chicago and LA Startup Communities appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Hacker News For Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

I’ve decided to try a similar approach for the Startup Revolution community that I’m calling the Startup Revolution Hub. Rather than reblog a bunch of stuff that I get from the world about Startup Communities , I’m going to open up the ability to put this up on the Hub to anyone who wants to contribute, starting now. I’ve built the Hub on top of SocialEngine , which is rapidly evolving as an amazing tool for building and managing communities.

Startup Communities Is Available Now On Kindle

Feld Thoughts

While I still haven’t seen a physical version of Startup Communities (it’s still in pre-order), the Kindle version is now shipping. Startup Communities communities kindle startup communitiesAs an author, it’s always incredibly exciting to get the actual finished version of a book I’ve written. If you don’t want to wait any longer for it, you can grab a copy on the Kindle right now.

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. Over time, as they learn who they are as young adults, they grow the communities they are a part of into something unique. So how do growing communities retain them? Books Boulder fletcher richman Spark Boulder startup communities

$200,000 For Colorado Startup Community Activities and Events

Feld Thoughts

I’m excited to announce the launch of the Colorado Startup Community Fund. This is a $200,000 fund for providing financing to support activities, events, and organizations in the Colorado startup community. The Startup Colorado Community Fund from Startup Colorado on Vimeo.

Eleven Elements That Must Intersect To Create A Vibrant Community 

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America “. Every community wants to be a great place to live and work. Vibrant communities happen when many different forces intersect in the right way.

Community Surprises

aweissman.com

There are many examples of online communities, as well as many examples of ways to engage, promote and respect those communities. But sometimes online communities can surprise you in unexpected ways. So, they asked their community, the providers, for help.

Cognizant Community: Applied Digital

deal architect

Cognizant Community is a complete outlier. Most industry events follow a formula: lots of product announcements, rock bands which feed on audience nostalgia, partner pavilions, often annoying MCs. Client executives convene for 3 days in a relaxed setting over TED. Industry Commentary

AC/VC, Mamalode, and The Missoula Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I were in Missoula for the marathon on Sunday and I decided to do a Meetup talk about Startup Communities. The Meetup was excellent and there’s a great write up on the Start Bozeman blog titled Brad Feld on Building Startup Communities.

Autographing the Kindle Version of Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

Every day someone shows me a Kindle and asks jokingly if I can sign Startup Communities for them. Simply go to it, authenticate with Twitter, and search for “ Brad Feld ” or “ Startup Communities ” (or just click on the preceding links.). Startup Communities kindlegraph startup communitiesThis is one moment when I wish I always carried a sharpie or a paperclip with me.

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. It’s a short presentation that you can look at below and is a great way to get a lay of the land in the Boulder Startup Community. Boulder startup communities

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. Entrepreneurial Communities entrepreneurial communities TechStarsI’m about to head out to TechStars New York Demo Day.

Read Startup Communities With Me On BookShout!

Feld Thoughts

I’ve learned a lot about traditional publishing after working with Wiley for the past few years on Do More Faster , Venture Deals , Startup Communities , and Startup Life. Recently, I starting pondering what would happen if a book wasn’t simply static content, but an actively-engaging, community-building platform? As a result, I’ve launched Startup Communities: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City on BookShout! Startup Communities bookshout!

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. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. Who are the people you should meet in the Los Angeles Startup Community to get wired in

Community

Redeye VC

Over the last six years, we have tried to build First Round Capital as a community of entrepreneurs -- not a collection of companies.    We've invested heavily in building this community.  Yet, until now this community of innovators was hidden on our website. 

Cognizant Community: One dazzling presentation after another

deal architect

In Part 1 here, Malcolm Frank, EVP of Marketing and Strategy talked about his keynote and the audience vibe at the recent Cognizant Community. Here he provides color commentary on some of the other excellent sessions during the event. Kevin. Industry Commentary

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. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. Who are the people you should meet in the Los Angeles Startup Community to get wired in

Looking for Feedback on the Startup Communities Book Trailer

Feld Thoughts

A cool company named Simplifilm made a trailer for my new book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. Startup Communities communities youtube

Cognizant Community: Applied Digital

deal architect

Cognizant Community is a complete outlier. Most industry events follow a formula: lots of product announcements, rock bands which feed on audience nostalgia, partner pavilions, often annoying MCs. Client executives convene for 3 days in a relaxed setting over TED. Industry Commentary

I’m Proud of Our Community

Feld Thoughts

I’m proud of our community. The post I’m Proud of Our Community appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I woke up this morning to see the following on our Human Utility monthly match Crowdrise campaign. It blew me away. Y’all are awesome. THANK YOU.

How To Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community

Feld Thoughts

Last week I posted an article on peHUB titled How to Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community. The first was to energize the early stage software/Internet entrepreneurial community in Boulder. The second was to get new first-time entrepreneurs involved more deeply in the Boulder entrepreneurial community. Four years later, we feel like we really understand how entrepreneurial communities grow and evolve.

50% Off Sale on Startup Communities Online at Barnes & Noble

Feld Thoughts

For the next two days (until the end of the day on 10/2/12) BarnesandNoble.com is having a 50% off sale on Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. I’ve been told that they aren’t limiting quantities so grab a few for other members of your Startup Community. Startup Communities barnes & noble startup communities

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

Feld Thoughts

This comes on the heals of Upfront managing director Mark Suster’s great post titled Embracing Your Community as a Strategy which I encourage you to read as it is magnificent. You are doing amazing things in the LA startup community.

4 Ways Online Communities Can Benefit Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Online communities have become a central part of everyday life and business operations. Since the early days of Internet message boards and email groups, participation in online communities has grown exponentially. Here are four ways that online communities can benefit your business.

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. The Boulder Entrepreneurial Community. Principals of a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community. Welcome Everyone Into The Entrepreneurial Community. Why The Community Matters Most. Community Power.

Community Ownership Of Internet Applications and Services

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I kicked off the second topic of the week discussion on usv.com today with a post about community ownership of Internet applications and services. Here’s a teaser to get you interested in doing that: With more and more web and mobile applications deriving their value mostly or completely from their user base (Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Etsy, Reddit, Kickstarter, Uber, etc, etc), there is a growing sense that the community could or should have some real ownership in these businesses.

Building Entrepreneurial Communities Is A 20 Year Journey

Feld Thoughts

You have to do things that engage the entire entrepreneurial community (e.g. You have to continually get new first time entrepreneurs into the entrepreneurial community. Tags: Entrepreneurial Communities entrepreneurial communities Entrepreneurship tahoe tech talk