Being located in an entrepreneurial hotbed likeSilicon Valley or Boston can make it a lot more fun to start and grow a business and expose you to vital connections, whether to investors or talented employees. But what if you live somewhere else – and aren’t in a position to relocate?
Maybe it’s time to create an entrepreneurial community of your own. In this seminar, entrepreneur-turned venture capitalist Brad Feld, who helped turn Boulder, Colorado into one the country’s most exciting hubs of innovation, will share some of the steps that helped its startup scene to take off.
Elaborating on the ideas in his popular book Startup Communities, Feld shares the strategy, long-term perspective and dynamics of building a place where you and other entrepreneurs can feed off each other’s talent, creativity and support.
You will learn :
- The four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup community
- How to create an environment where you and other entrepreneurs can feed off each other’s talent, creativity and support
- The best ways to tap your city’s unique qualities and offerings
- Strategies for contributing to the economic growth of your community
Feld, author of the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts and Ask the VC, has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, before that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.
If you’ve been feeling isolated as you build your business, do something about it. Watch this inspiring seminar – and then get started on building your own startup community.