Mentorship Community: Work-Life Balance Does Not Exist!


The community was diverse with women entrepreneurs, working moms and senior professionals. The glimmer of hope though, also came from the community. Guest speaker Zsanett let the community write down pressing priorities for the week ahead as a task.

Suicide, Cancer, and Community

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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.

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

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


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?

Building Startup Communities to Last

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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.

Weekend Reading on Startup Communities

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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.

A16Z Podcast on Startup Communities

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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

Cognizant Community: One dazzling presentation after another

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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

Community is Family

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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.

Startup Communities is Shipping

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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

The Largest Startup Community In The World

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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 – 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.

Startup Communities – Operation Pre-order

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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


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. 

Community Surprises

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.

I’m Proud of Our Community

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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.

Startup Communities Are Up To The Entrepreneurs

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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?”

Los Angeles Startup Community


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

Los Angeles Startup Community


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

The Rapidly Growing Chicago and LA Startup Communities

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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

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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.

The Importance of Young People In Your Startup Community

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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

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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.

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

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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.

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.

Becoming Licensed In Community Association Management


One of those positions is a community association manager. These are professionals who complete a variety of tasks for communities with ownership in the property, such as condominiums cooperative apartment buildings. What is a Community Association Manager?

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


Not necessarily for selling more, but to develop your community spirit. Helping the community, is a way to future proof your brand. In this post, I’ll share case studies of brands that are helping the community. The end of the year is the season of giving.

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.

Startup Communities Is Available Now On Kindle

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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.

Autographing the Kindle Version of Startup Communities

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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.

Community Rot

This is going to be BIG.

Only, a weird thing happens when you don't put your time into the community--when you don't grab a booth at Techday or Uncubed. That's not a winning strategy either--but there's something to putting the facetime into the more aspirational places in your community, especially in NYC. Lists are b t. That's what you get a lot of times when you ask people about the latest "25 Startups You Should Know About" in name your tech publication.

How to Build A Massive Community on Instagram For Your Brand


When utilized in the most proper manner, a large community on Instagram for your brand can be a highly-effective visual advertising channel. In this post, I will show you clever ways of using Instagram to increase customer engagement and building a massive community for your brand.

AVC and Feld Thoughts Communities Rally $100,000+ For The ACLU

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The post AVC and Feld Thoughts Communities Rally $100,000+ For The ACLU appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Sunday morning Fred Wilson put up the following blog post: A $20,000 Match Offer On ACLU Donations Today. It came after a flurry of emails that started with one from me at 7:41am.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community

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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

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.

Embracing Your Community as a Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

I knew that many LPs nationally were not yet convince about the power of the LA tech community and I figured if they could experience it for themselves they would be as convinced as I had become. Community. In Los Angeles the venture community is very collaborative.

New president named for community college system

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s community college board on Tuesday hired a prominent public education and political adviser praised for consensus-building as the system’s president

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!

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

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For the next two days (until the end of the day on 10/2/12) 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

Looking for Feedback on the Startup Communities Book Trailer

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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