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. 39,000 designers.

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.

Our New Theme – Arts, Crafts, Design, and Marriage

Feld Thoughts

Given that Jason is also on the board of Craftsy and Havenly , I’m going to bring up the idea with my partners today that we create and design a new theme around arts and marriage. Our marketplace theme posits that technology can be the answer to galvanize the two communities of wedding vendors and planning couples, and create a highly attractive business. And, if you have a good name for our pending Arts, Crafts, Design, and Marriage theme, leave it in the comments.

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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.

Is Your Coworking Space A Thriving Community? If Not, It Should Be

The Startup Magazine

Based in Florida, VentureX is community-centered and committed to making a difference in the way coworking spaces are run. VentureX is disrupting the coworking space scene by creating an environment that becomes part of the surrounding community and encourages community among workers.

Build Entrepreneurship Communities With Crowd Valley

YoungUpstarts

Entrepreneurship communities and crowdfunding platforms designed to support entrepreneurs are popping up left, right, and center all around the world. Ideaspotting Crowd Valley crowdfunding crowdfunding platform entrepreneur communities entrepreneurship ecosystem startup ecosystem

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?

Boulder Startup Community Members: Help Fund the Code for America Fellowship

Feld Thoughts

As she clearly states: “It is my commitment to you, the community, that we are listening and that the city team is putting in place a number of new tools and work efforts to support inclusive, respectful and meaningful conversations in 2015, and beyond. Part of Code for America’s approach is that the city funds half and the community funds half, hence our call for action to support our half of the funding for the program.

VineUp.com – Building An Online Mentoring Community

YoungUpstarts

That’s where VineUp.com comes in: it helps organizations build a complete online mentoring community of their own. Ideaspotting mentors mentorship mentorship program online community VineUp VineUp.com

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 wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions.

InterCall Launches Virtual Small Business Community, InterChange

YoungUpstarts

Conferencing and collaboration services provider InterCall has launched a new online community for small business leaders. In the News InterCall InterChange online community small business virtual community

Democratizing The Tools Of Design

YoungUpstarts

By Kevin Bennett, co-author of “ Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works “ America has a long history of championing rugged individualism and visionary leadership, especially when it comes to innovation.

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Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. He is a community and collaboration strategy consultant, advisor and speaker. John Jantsch: All right, so let’s talk about communities.

BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities

YoungUpstarts

The 30-year old rocket scientist – he literally designed next-generation imaging systems for satellites – left the aerospace industry in 2009 to be a web entrepreneur. Rustin Banks is today the CEO of BlogFrog , a web-based platform that turns blogs into interest-based communities.

Using S.L.O.W. Tech to Build Community

Austin Startup

Handcrafting Community The concept of S.L.O.W. Tech came out of my experience creating Community Renaissance Market (CRM) , a community-based micro-incubator in a former grocery store in South Austin. tech startup austin community economy

How a Design Startup Scaled and Gained International Credibility

Up and Running

I knew that a platform that focused exclusively on graphic design was needed both for freelance designers (like myself), and for people looking for quality, affordable design solutions. Today, we are one of the biggest players in the design crowdsourcing marketplace.

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. We could design warfighting tactics based on knowing the tactics of our opponent. Our defense department and intelligence community owned proprietary advanced tools and technology. We could design and manufacture the best systems. “…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland.

An MBA Designed For Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

For entrepreneurs, achieving an MBA goes far beyond having a prestigious designation tagged on to the end of their resumes. They need an MBA experience designed for them, so they emerge better prepared to lead their companies forward as they come up against the competition.

Your community of peers

VC Adventure

We have a very active CEO and founder mailing list at Foundry, where there are daily rifs on any number of topics and where portfolio companies can reach out to each other for help and advice (we have a separate list for CTOs, one for Boulder companies and another for Bay Area companies as well – all designed to build Community – with a capital “C” – around the shared trait which is Foundry as an investor).

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

Today I’d like to talk about what startup communities outside of Silicon Valley look like, how they emerge and what makes them take hold. Most of what I think about startup communities came from mentorship by Brad Feld through hours of private discussion and debate.

Your Corporate Office Says A Lot About Your Company – 5 Things To Keep In Mind When Designing Yours

YoungUpstarts

“It’s not your parents’ workplace anymore” actually understates the recent (and ongoing) office design revolution. “It’s Here’s what you need to keep in mind as you design a workspace fit for the new generation of workers — or until the next workplace design fad takes root, at least. .

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Innovation Drives the Eco-Friendly Revolution in Home Design

The Startup Magazine

Moreover, the steps that you take towards an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle can bring about a positive influence to the community you’re living in. Modern Eco-Home Design. These design innovations make your indoors bright, airy, and exuding with much energy.

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business. With today’s logo design crowdsourcing services, you still have lots of options for good small business logo design.

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Reputation and Community

crowdSPRING Blog

A reputation system is, by its nature, simply a way to rank a website’s users; it provides instant and reliable feedback to community members and lets them know how they stack up against others in the community.

12 Questions with Self-Taught Designer and crowdspring Creative jhharoon

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdspring creative community of 210,000+ designers & writers from 200 countries. Jahanzeb is a self-taught designer (and self-proclaimed handyman) from Pakistan. I never planned to be a designer.

[Singapore] Designs On A New Furniture Future

YoungUpstarts

Called PLATFORM , the space showcases designs by promising young local designers as part of an initiative by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC). “So we created SingaPlural – the first Singapore Furniture Design week that is suitable for everyone.

How to Start a Small Web Design Firm

Up and Running

For web designers, transitioning from working full-time for someone else to freelancing has some perks, like being your own boss and having a more flexible work schedule. You’ll also need business cards, stationery supplies, and software that’s specific to your design work.

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Design a Successful Product: 6 Product Design Best Practices from Kickstarter

crowdSPRING Blog

Many people wonder if it’s possible to design their own products. The truth is that product design used to be very expensive, time consuming, and fraught with many pitfalls. But product design doesn’t need to be very expensive or time consuming.

GrabCAD & Professional Communities ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

GrabCAD & Professional Communities. In addition to compelling founders, we were drawn to the company by their vision for a professional community for mechanical engineers and designers. But some professional groups often have special characteristics that can best be served via a distinct community with SaaS products that extend deeper into their daily worklives. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me.

Community creative – who we are

crowdSPRING Blog

A month or two ago we completed a rather extensive survey of our Creative community. of our designers participated and the information we gathered was invaluable in helping us to understand who we are, what we do, and what matters most to us. Over 500(!) We’ll be sharing this information with you over the next month or two and wanted to start today with a little infographic of some of the results.

Connecting the Sellers of NYC's Salesperson Community

This is going to be BIG.

Don''t tell me time is money, because the average developer is putting in just as many sheer hours as anyone in the organization, but they still find a way to interact with the community. So why is the community of salespeople so fragmented compared to engineering, design, founders, or VCs? What''s easier to hire for in NYC? Developers or salespeople? Well, let''s see.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

crowdSPRING Blog

At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. But we also value our broader, global community, and feel it’s important to make an impact there, as well. Designing a Way Forward.

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – MagazineLiteracy.org

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. We’re thrilled that the crowdSPRING community’s next Give Back project is for MagazineLiteracy.org. Our entire community is honored to be helping MagazineLiteracy.org. Thank you – from our entire community!

The 7 (mostly free) tools Product Hunt used to build its early-stage community

The Next Web

Ive been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community isat the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to creating online and scalable communities (rapt.fm,Product Hunt).

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Campus Consciousness Tour

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. Our entire community is honored to be helping Reverb.

Why the ROI of community doesn’t actually matter

The Next Web

Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s. I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community.

Meet Design Chica Poster Designer Erica Moreno

Austin Startup

Graphic designer and photographer Erica Moreno submitted the winning poster design for Latinitas’ Design Chica Conference. Design Chica poster contest winner Erica Moreno Where are you from and tell us something interesting about your childhood? Graphic design is an art.

Community creative – how we contribute

crowdSPRING Blog

In the final installment of our exploration into our community we’ll continue to dive into work habits, this time focusing on how many entries Creatives contribute when they participate in a project and how much time they spend working on an entry. Every designer has differing work habits and each of you approaches a project in a different way; The two infographics below illustrate how you choose to participate, and how you manage your time.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Kids In Danger

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. Our entire community is honored to be helping Kids In Danger.

Your community of peers

VC Adventure

We have a very active CEO and founder mailing list at Foundry, where there are daily rifs on any number of topics and where portfolio companies can reach out to each other for help and advice (we have a separate list for CTOs, one for Boulder companies and another for Bay Area companies as well – all designed to build Community – with a capital “C” – around the shared trait which is Foundry as an investor).