Startup Communities

  • by Brad Feld
  • Narrated by David Kaplan
  • 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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.

Details the four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup community
Perfect for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking fresh ideas and new opportunities
Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than 20 years
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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great content, horrible narrator

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 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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- Jordan

Great! Many points only true to US though...

Would you listen to Startup Communities again? Why?

Lots of solid advice and specific items that I'd like to research in more detail.

Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Feld? Why or why not?

Yes, because he's got experience...

Any additional comments?

Very US specific, some advice extremely tough to implement, specifically about the role of government. In the Middle East, with high friction between borders, government plays crucial role at least logistically and bureaucratically.. .

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- Fares Ghandour

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios