Startup Community Alchemy: Building A Startup Community
Startup Community Alchemy (Sioux Falls Deck, October 2012)
This presentation was prepared for the South Dakota Innovation Expo 2012 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA on October 23-24, 2012. This deck builds upon a presentation developed for The Startup America Partnership and adds key insight from Boulder, Colorado, based on the indispensable work and insight of Brad Feld (tip: buy his book).
This is a short presentation on some of the learning derived from research in New Orleans, Omaha and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, on how to catalyze and begin to build a connected network/ecosystem for entrepreneurs in a city not traditionally known for a strong entrepreneurial culture. This presentation is not intended to present a comprehensive solution, but rather some key principles and a common theoretical model that has emerged in the research. This is certainly a work in progress and your feedback is welcome