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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.
©2012 Brad Feld (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jordan on 10-22-13

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 audible.com. 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 11-02-17

A very important book

Buying two copies. If you read this in Wisconsin, reach out and let’s get to it!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Keagan on 03-09-17

Must read for entrepreneurs.

Stories and concept is excellent and really important for entrepreneurs and anyone involved with start ups to grasp. Was a little repetitive and unstructured at times, but overall a worthwhile read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 12-14-16

thoroughly enjoy this book

great insights to startup ecosystems with valuable bites to help get you create on in your regional centre big or small.

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