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Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City Capa dura – 8 out 2012

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  • Capa dura: 202 páginas
  • Editora: John Wiley & Sons; Edição: 1 (9 de outubro de 2012)
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • ISBN-10: 9781118441541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118441541
  • ASIN: 1118441540
  • Dimensões do produto: 15,5 x 2,5 x 23,1 cm
  • Peso de envio: 399 g
  • Avaliação média: 5.0 de 5 estrelas 1 avaliação de cliente
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Capa Interna

"Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities allover the United States like Boulder, Boston, New York, Seattle, andOmaha to countries like Iceland. These entrepreneurial ecosystemsare driving innovation, new business creation, and job growth.Startup Communities documents the strategy, dynamics, tactics, andlong-term perspective required for building communities ofentrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity,and support. So if you think Silicon Valley is the only place tostart your next venture, think again. These days, great businessideas can come from anywhere, and this book is the smart wake-upcall you've been waiting for.

Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-basedentrepreneur-turned-venture-capitalist Brad Feld's experience, aswell as contributions from entrepreneurs in Boulder and otherinnovative startup communities—this reliable resourceskillfully explores what it takes to create a startup community inany city, at any time. With this book as your guide, you'll gainvaluable insights into building a more vibrant startup community,as you discover how to increase the breadth and depth of theentrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections amongentrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurialeducation, creating events and activities that activate all theparticipants in the startup community, and much more.

Along the way, Feld details the critical principles for forminga sustainable startup community, and discusses the various tacticsyou need to put around them. You'll become familiar with the ideathat in order for a community to grow both deep and wide—andto enhance its entrepreneurial density—entrepreneurs must leadthe charge themselves. You'll also see how developing a long-termcommitment to the startup community is the only way torealistically become a leader of it.

Feld continues the conversation by discussing how an openness toinclude anyone who is interested in joining the startupcommunity—from students, researchers, and professors tocorporate employees, lawyers, government, and investors—iscritical. He also reveals how there has to be activities and eventsin the startup community that engage everyone in it from top tobottom. So, whether it be accelerators, meetups, or startupweekends, you have to create things that involve everyone.

You can have a sustainable startup community in virtually anycity in the world. But you need to know what it takes to reallymake this happen—understanding everything from the problemsthat may arise to the power of the community. Engaging andinformative, this practical guide not only shows you how startupcommunities work, it also shows you how you can make them workanywhere.



"Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of America'slong-term economic growth story. As the nation's first ChiefTechnology Officer, I heard a great deal of interest in strategiesto foster local startup communities beyond Silicon Valley. In thisbook, Brad Feld captures the essence of what drives the creationand development of startup communities and provides a clear roadmap for everyone interested in expanding the entrepreneurialecosystem wherever they live."
—Aneesh Chopra, Senior Advisor, The Advisory BoardCompany, former U.S. CTO

"Any city in the world can be the home of a vibrant startupcommunity. Many of the principles in this book are similar to theones we are applying at DowntownProject.com to help revitalizedowntown Vegas and transform our city into one of the leadingstartup communities in the world. This book and its principles areapplicable to any city that wants to reinvigorate itself throughthe power of entrepreneurship."
—Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author ofDelivering Happiness and CEO, Zappos.com, Inc.

"Entrepreneurship and innovation are the key drivers of theemerging creative economy. Startup Communities provides theplaybook of how communities can harness the power of creativeentrepreneurs that power long-run economic growth and development.Feld gives entrepreneurs and political and civic leaders a powerfulframework filled with examples on how to build vibrantentrepreneurial communities."
—Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the CreativeClass; Professor, University of Toronto, NYU; Senior Editor, TheAtlantic

"Brad Feld's involvement in the Startup America Partnershipsince its inception has heavily influenced our thinking andapproach to accelerating startup communities throughout the UnitedStates. We have shared many of the ideas in the book with communitychampions—successful serial entrepreneurs around thecountry—who are leveraging them to build vibrant growingstartup economies."
—Scott Case, CEO, Startup America Partnership

"If you care about economic growth at any level this book willhelp you figure out how you can play a role in your own startupcommunity. Brad Feld's book will become the Myth Buster of StartupCommunities. Reality requires collaboration, inclusiveness, anetwork of leaders, and feeders operating without hierarchy. Allhard work and a ton of fun."
—Lesa Mitchell, VP Innovation & Networks, KauffmanFoundation

"This book beautifully captures the essence of what drives astartup community. Brad Feld highlights the importance of havingcontinual activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stackin order to create a long-term sustainable startup community. AtStartup Weekend, we are doing our small part to help as many peoplearound the world experience entrepreneurship, and we are proud tocount Brad Feld as a board member in our efforts."
—Marc Nager, CEO, Startup Weekend

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