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The vast majority of net new job creation in the last 30 years has come from new startups--specifically companies created during this time frame. As the global economy continues to struggle, entrepreneurs, through new startup companies, are leading the way in creating new innovations, new products and services, and new jobs. At the same time, they are rejuvenating the economies of many cities around the world as they create the basis for the next wave of economic growth. There is a startup revolution happening throughout the world--join in!
As the small town of Boulder, Colorado has gained international prominence as a hotbed of startup activity, many other cities throughout the world are seeing great growth through the creation and development of new startups. Cities big and small, like New York, Boston, Chicago, Portland and Austin, as well as countries like Iceland are seeing their startup communities revitalize and re-energize their city.
The book defines the Boulder Thesis, drawn from my 17 years of being an entrepreneur and investor in the Boulder startup community, to create a framework for creating a vibrant, long-term startup community. We explore the Boulder Thesis in depth and give lots of examples of implementation, but overall recognize that one of the powerful things about every city in the world is that they have unique characteristics. The Boulder Thesis is a blueprint, but not a prescription, and is easily adopted to any city.
I believe startups are transforming our society. Over the past 100 years, we've gone from an industrial era, where a hierarchical structure dominated business and society, to a post information era where the network is rapidly disrupting the hierarchy and transforming the way we work and live. The "Startup Revolution" series covers each aspect of the dynamics of this change, from Startup Communities, to Startup Life, to specific aspects of business with Startup Boards and Startup Metrics.
Anyone interested in entrepreneurship, startups, economic growth, and innovation.
THE book for any individual or organization willing to setup a live startup ecosystem in a given territory. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Gianmarco Carnovale
This book does a great job of staying simple.
A few highlights:
1. How to vet if people will stick in the community. Do or do not...
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Great Book. One of the important aspect of being an entrepreneur is giving back to the community. Like Brad mentioned, Give before you get.. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Joji Thumma
What makes a great ecosystem for startups and how one can make their hometown more conducive to a tech company's growth? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Yakman
Great book about what's happening in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of America. Heading to Denver as I write!Published 1 month ago by Informed Drinker
Excellent roadmap for communities interested in building their own innovation ecosystem.Published 2 months ago by David
This is a guide book for curating innovation for any community. As the book states "great ideas come from everywhere," — and these ideas often lack a structured environment... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Viola Fookes Banister