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Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by [Brad Feld]

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Q & A with Author Brad Feld

Brad Feld
  1. What is the "Startup Revolution"?
  2. 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!

  3. Where are some of the hot startup communities building today?
  4. 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.

  5. Is this book a blueprint for building startup communities?
  6. 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.

  7. What inspired you to create the "Startup Revolution" series?
  8. 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.

  9. Who should read this book?
  10. Anyone interested in entrepreneurship, startups, economic growth, and innovation.


--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Brad Feld has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. Prior to cofounding Foundry Group — a Boulder, Colorado–based early-stage venture capital fund that invests in information technology companies all over the United States — he cofounded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Feld is also a cofounder of TechStars and has been active with several nonprofit organizations. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 687 KB
  • Publication date : September 6, 2012
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 225 pages
  • Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (September 6, 2012)
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B008UV826U
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