Startup Communities – Entrepreneurial Ecosystems with Brad Feld #BBSradio

Twenty year Boulder based entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Brad Feld shares what it takes to create a start up community in any city at any time here on Breakthrough Business Strategies radio.  In this eye opening conversation, Brad answers questions that trip up many cities wanting to create vibrant startup communities.



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The directions covered in our interview with Brad Feld covered to establish and grow a startup community:

  • Example of Boulder as Startup Community
  • Principles of Vibrant Startup Community
  • Participants in a Startup Community
  • Attributes of Leadership in a Startup  Community
  • Classical Problems
  • Activities and Events
  • The Power of Acceleration
  • University Involvement
  • Contrasts Between Entrepreneurs and Government
  • The Power of Community
  • Myths About Start Ups


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  1. Building a Startup Community in a Small Town
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 08:50:55

    […] at Michele Price’s site, a reader asked:How would one create a startup community in a more rural area where people […]

  2. JamesWroblewski
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 12:38:48

    @prosperitygal  @JamesWroblewski  @dino_dogan  Garick Chan Thanks Michele! I am really looking forward to reading it and learning how we can continue to strengthen our awesome Houston community!

  3. prosperitygal
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 12:25:25

    Gotta appreciate rewards follow those who actively participate – will you participate next time?  We are counting on it.
    Our winners for FREE copies of Startup Communities by Brad Feld are @JamesWroblewski , @dino_dogan  and Garick Chan -go forth and build startups!

  4. prosperitygal
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 13:54:22

    @BeckyMcCray  Love it Becky, as usual you gave great advice to @ilovegarick  this is why #BBSradio rocks – the people.

  5. BeckyMcCray
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 13:07:50

    @ilovegarick I recommend two strategies to get that community feeling when you’re the only one in your small town or rural area. 
    1. Broaden your definition of startups to connect with more locals. I understand (very well) your point about local people who don’t care about the online world. However, even in my own small town, I can connect with the few others who do care. We have occasional meetups, and our group includes local business owners, a couple of pastors, and others who are interested in online connections, social networking, and the digital world. Once you start building local connections, you might be surprised by who you find useful. 
    2. Broaden your definition of local to connect with more startups. Look to nearby larger towns that may have like-minded startups. See if you can create connections to them. Also, look online. Find a group (or start a group) that meets online. Leave plenty of time for social talk as well as business talk in your online sessions. And find excuses to get everyone together in the same place on occasion.

  6. prosperitygal
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:18:58

    @JamesWroblewski James he is covering his thoughts on that in detail 😉

  7. prosperitygal
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:18:12

    @ilovegarick Perfect person for that question is beckymccray  Garick

  8. ilovegarick
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 11:10:16

    How would one create a startup community in a more rural area where people don’t really get “the internet” and could care less about Facebook, Twitter, or ANY social networking/digital websites?

  9. JamesWroblewski
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:54:18

    Can you ask Brad about his suggestions for helping us strengthen and continue growing the vibrant Houston startup community. Specifically, how we can overcome our geographically diversity and the best way to get to the next level? Only $150 million of VC deals were in Houston last year according to Kaufman, or roughly 1/10 of Chicago not to mention NYC, Silicon Valley or Boston! Thanks!

  10. prosperitygal
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:57:41

    @dino_dogan Dino we love how you bring to #BBSradio such enthusiasm as well as great advice during your blogger segment.

  11. dino_dogan
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 11:38:29

    Ya, I have a question for Brad. 
    Do you feel the investing bubble is bubbling up right now, especially in California?
    Or to phrase it differently, it seams that a lot of poorly thought-out platforms are getting a lot of money. Example, NextDoor got 18 Mill in funding. See analysis here 
    It looks like a start of a new tech bubble from the outside looking in. How does it look from the inside? 
    Thnx in advance, Brad. Big fan of Do More Faster :-)

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