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First published in 2012, Startup Communities became a blueprint for what it takes to build a supportive entrepreneurial community. Now regarded as a classic, the "Boulder Thesis" created and popularized by Feld within the book generated enormous media attention nearly a decade ago.

At that time, Boulder was an emerging start-up laboratory - a hub of innovation building new tech businesses. It quickly accelerated into a world-class ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Boulder's entrepreneurial density, combined with the geographic concentration of entrepreneurial activity around the Boulder downtown core, made it a hotbed of start-up activity. Thanks in part to the book, what happens in Boulder now leaves Boulder. Rapidly growing start-up communities in Atlanta, Detroit, Denver, Kansas City, Nashville, and Indianapolis are just a few examples.

Start-up communities continue to pop up across the US and around the world, prompting fresh new revelations and stories from Feld about what's happened over the last decade. Startup Communities 2nd Edition describes what makes a start-up community ecosystem first click, then hum, and in time, excel. The book also discusses the necessary dynamics and pre-conditions of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off each other's talent, creativity, and support.

©2020 Brad Feld (P)2020 Gildan Media

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If you have any interest in being an entrepreneur I think this is a good read/listen - especially if you’re younger or newer to the idea of being Entrepreneur or it’s something you’re interested in!