Recently I wrote a post arguing to make the definition of a startup include more than what Silicon Valley, fueled by Venture Capital return profiles, like to attach the word to.
Today Iâ€™d like to talk about what startup communities outside of Silicon Valley look like, how they emerge and what makes them take hold.
Most of what I think about startup communities came from mentorship by Brad Feld through hours of private discussion and debate.
You can now take advantage of this wisdom directly as Brad has now published it for everybody in a fantastic new book, â€śStartup Communities.â€ť
Put simply, if you care about building a successful tech community outside Silicon Valley you should read this book. I will be ordering several copies for leaders in LA and will be helping to host Bradâ€™s visit to our community later this year.