"Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small-business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of one another's talent, creativity, and support.
Based on more than 20 years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field, as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities, this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more.
Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.
©2012 Brad Feld (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I read a lot and on most any subject!
Yes for Mr. Feld but did not care for Mr. Kaplan's reading style.
All the pieces of the puzzel Mr. Feld points out.
Did not care for his style of reading
No it covers all the basics just fine
I recommend for those interested in creating a startup ecosystem to read this book.
Next Level Insight
I picked up this book because I loved my experience with an accelerator and wanted to give back by starting my own. I used the information I learned from the book to nail 2 subsequent pitches. I now have money and mentors to set up shop all thanks to Startup Communities.
Brad Feld's book is a fantastic overview and insight into the important moving parts necessary for a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.
But this is one of the few disappointing experiences I've had with audible.com. This narrator is worse than monotone, I could swear this was a machine-generated voiceover. What a HORRIBLE rendering of a topic that should be conveyed in a dynamic and passionate way. That's what the book is all about, after all: the dynamic and passionate nature of the startup community.
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