“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron


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Community Leader Spotlight: Kristopher Riley


Seeing the support of the community and other like-minded people caused me to look back at my days starting Hype, and wonder what that would have been with a support system like the one I saw at Techstars Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend community leader spotlight

Startup Community to Local Corporations—Hey, I’m Over Here!


Great startup communities have meaningful connections from every actor in the ecosystem. The problem with the corporation–startup community connection, or lack thereof, is that the value for each actor is many times not obvious. By Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars.

When Community Works


At GAN, we often bring our global community of accelerators together in person in order to build relationships, share insights, and to not only work through challenges with their peers but to share their wins as a group. Unlike our community of accelerators, we’d never met these leaders. The post When Community Works appeared first on GAN. Proven Methods community gathering retreats startup studios studios

Meet a Community Leader: Greg Monterrosa, Los Angeles, CA


Four years ago some friends and I organized the first Techstars Startup Weekend event in our community, the Conejo Valley (North Los Angeles). Historically, people have used funding as a metric, but our community is a bit different. Community Voices Startup Weekend community leader

Wrap-up of the Startup Community Leaders Mission USA 2018

Startup Catalyst

The second Startup Community Leaders Mission to the USA took place from 11-18 March 2018, with 20 participants taking part, including 14 from 11 different regional towns in Queensland, 3 from Brisbane, one from Sydney, one from Adelaide, and one from New York (assisting the Beach City film crew).

Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth

UBI Global

The post Uncover the Innovation Community: Activate Ecosystem Growth appeared first on UBI Global. Understanding the Innovation Landscape Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge.

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Building a startup community, or startup ecosystem, is no easy task and requires a lot of intentional work. An interconnected startup community is one that shares common values and whose interests support the entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the startup community as a whole.

How to Design Community Solutions with Help from the Actual Community

Forward Cities

The third time I came across this phrase was during my training as a recently hired Local Forward Cities Director of Community Entrepreneurship in Franklin County, OH. Over the past five months, I have taken this approach in each meeting and community conversation I have held.

Community Spotlight: Wheeling Heritage // Wheeling, Virginia

Co Starters

Local ventures pitch their ideas to community members, who vote for their favorites. The post Community Spotlight: Wheeling Heritage // Wheeling, Virginia appeared first on CO.STARTERS®. Community Spotlight Features

Putting Microlending into Practice: A Community Case Study

Co Starters

Here’s how one community organization works to bridge the awareness and availability gap for small business starters that need funding. • • •. Accion is a nationwide, nonprofit lending network of community development financial institutions (CDFI) that make microloans. By Rich Bailey.

The Creativity of Entrepreneurship: Community Leader Spotlight with João Marinelli


People, Communities, and Leadership. “I I love people, communities, and leadership,” João said, explaining his constant involvement in Techstars Startup Weekends. In 2018, João worked with Techstars Brazil to redefine the Community Leader Academy (CLA), and together created a new program for training CLs. By the end of the event, 16 cities had events planned for their communities for a whole year. “If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.”

How VCs, Accelerators, and Coworking Spaces Put Communities in Buildings vs. Buildings in Communities

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I'll bet you don't know where the Center of NY's Tech Community and Center of Creativity is. In fact, it is "well-known internationally as the original home of New York's technology community.". VCs and fulltime angels bring a lot more than just money to the communities they invest in.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. The Foundations of the Seattle startup community.

Smart Women, Smart Hustle - New Events, Community and Content

Smart Hustle Magazine

Female founders are not a “niche” category but a powerful community of leaders and executives who are increasingly starting companies, seeking funding, living their dreams, providing for their families, employing others and thriving. This consists of CONTENT, EVENTS, and COMMUNITY!

Embracing Your Community as a Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

I knew that many LPs nationally were not yet convince about the power of the LA tech community and I figured if they could experience it for themselves they would be as convinced as I had become. Community. In Los Angeles the venture community is very collaborative.

Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation

EntreWorks Consulting

Since it first launched in 2002, I’ve been a member and close partner of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). That’s why I’m so excited to see that the current NACCE leadership has put out an excellent book, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation , which distills lessons from NACCE’s 15 years of work to encourage community colleges to take a leading role in training students and assisting communities to start and grow new businesses.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions.

The Glue that Makes a Community Stick

This is going to be BIG.

Cheaper rents could make it a great place for the creative community and there''s no reason why it shouldn''t become as popular a destination for out of town events the same way that Austin has. What was harder to figure out how to do--and something no one ever really thinks about on the economic development side, is community. Community isn''t just something you create by setting up a place to have coffee or to work. Personal communities like that are not built overnight.

Engaging with the startup community: in conversation with Reece Walker and William McCullough

Startup Catalyst

We talked about how startups have changed over the last few years, what support has meant to them, Startup Catalyst missions and their impact, as well as ways to get involved in the startup community. Getting involved in the startup community.

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

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Back in 2006, when I started working on putting together some community groups for entrepreneurs and tech people, I looked for a better name to reference this collection of people. Tech community" seemed too much about people soldering things together and writing code.

Finding Community in NYC Tech Again

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I started with a tweet from Jeff Namnum about how he joined the tech community. We haven't done one in NYC in a while, but moreover it feels like the sense of a common community we used to have in the early days of the tech community has been replaced by scale and a lot of heads down work. Sure, it's great that NYC has scaled into the second largest tech community in the world, with layers upon layers of knowledge and experience, successful growing companies, etc.,

A university’s role in an emerging startup community and other conversations

Startup Catalyst

Graham Fellows went on the Startup Community Leaders Mission which featured Boulder, Denver, and San Francisco. He took pictures of every community space he went into. Graham (in the Code Network shirt) and the Community Leaders 2018 mission crew visit 500 Startups.

Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote about the 12 tips to building successful startup communities. Failure in startups seems to now be embedded in startup communities like NY and LA. I’m absolutely certain it is critical to any startup community.

A Visit With the European Startup Community


Two hundred angels, entrepreneurs and members of the startup community attended this inaugural event. One hundred and fifty entrepreneurs and community members attended the monthly conference, which alternates between Tallinn and Helsinki. Audiences totaled over three hundred and eighty entrepreneurs, investors and members of the startup community. My wife, Ann, and I took a trip this past spring to visit Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Russia.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

Both Sides of the Table

I think startup communities being simple cheerleaders doesn’t help anyone. But no community can become complacent with the wins that it has. But I’ll bet the Boston community would take 50% of the success of Facebook built locally. Luckily for our community the founders decided they wanted to build their company in LA regardless of not having local funding from LA. So what can a community do? Communities can make a difference.

10 Questions for Brooklyn's Innovation Community

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Next Wednesday night, I'm hosting a roundtable discussion between Brooklyn innovation community stakeholders on how to make this side of the river a better place to create, build businesses and grow. There's no specific agenda or goal, other than to bring together all of the people that have an interest in this great community and its ability to incubate cutting edge and creative ideas. What community structures are needed to help improve the ecosystem?

The Compare Game For Startup Community Leaders


I find that that the same compare game is weaseling itself back into my soul as I work with startup communities around the world. We have all seen this in the rankings of various startup communities. You see, on one hand, community leaders need a way to evaluate how well they are doing.

Foundations, Philanthropy + Entrepreneurship: How to Capitalize Entrepreneurial Strategies

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Entrepreneurial Communities Best PracticesWhat role do foundations play in entrepreneurship—and how do they measure success?

­­­Community Management Churn: How to Prevent the Crisis


Many coworking providers dread the moment a Community Manager hands in their employment notice. What are the underlying causes of Community Management job-hopping and what can coworking providers do to prevent such frequent loss of talent

Community Rot

This is going to be BIG.

Only, a weird thing happens when you don't put your time into the community--when you don't grab a booth at Techday or Uncubed. That's not a winning strategy either--but there's something to putting the facetime into the more aspirational places in your community, especially in NYC. Lists are b t. That's what you get a lot of times when you ask people about the latest "25 Startups You Should Know About" in name your tech publication.

Thinking of Community as Marketing When You're Not Marketing Anything

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Sounds a lot like "community," doesn't it? Communities should be built around values, not around products, so you don't need to wait until you have a product to launch a community. That's actually an exciting opportunity because you have a year to develop a really thriving community around reducing stress. How amazing would your wearable launch go if you could market it to this cultivated community?

Job Opening: Innovation Community Leaders

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I’m getting a little bit tired of running my events list and seeing some of the best folks sitting behind the paywalls of people profiting off of the community’s attempt to talk to itself. produced by community members that there’s hardly any reason to pay other than a token amount for in person innovation and startup related content. NYC could use some more people leading the community from the inside, instead of profiting from it. Lead to build community, not direct profit.

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

Today I’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.

Innovative businesses that support local communities

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

YLAI Network members Juliana Nieva de Castillo from Tucumán, Argentina and Julio César Bueno Cruz from Cali, Colombia illustrate two forms of social innovation and community support through unique business concepts.

Connecting community to citizen: How local news outlets can build community and save national media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In another study from the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism, researchers found that “in an age of fake news and divisive politics […] the fate of communities across the country […] is linked to the vitality of local journalism.”. By Meg Jones.

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How can Australia kickstart the local startup community?


Australia has some very active, organized, groups of angel investors, and they should be embraced and brought into the startup community as a resource. Although we have a lot more people than you do, every year there are tens of thousands of foreign-born great people who would do wonders for our tech community, but who are not allowed across our borders. Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin makes some excellent points, most of which are ones that I would have made.

Cities Building Community Wealth

Surdna Foundation

Download Related Document(s) : Cities Building Community Wealth. The post Cities Building Community Wealth appeared first on Surdna Foundation In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us.

Edition #1: Tony Bacigalupo


Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about. Community of Cultivators is a new blog series to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Tony has a real knack for building community (and karaoke).

International Coworking Day


Locally and globally, we are a community of forward thinkers, innovators and game changers paving the way for the future of work. If you have ever broken bread with, hugged, cried, or smiled at someone in your community, you have made a difference in someone’s life.

New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The lawmakers in Albany have passed legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) and it is sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. All you need to do is Google “New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act” and read the NY Post ( against ) and the NY Daily News ( for ) and you will see the various sides of the debate. But legislators and activists and the business community should not stop there.

NYC's Innovation Community: What Came Before and What Comes nextNY

This is going to be BIG.

These days, it's kind of hard to miss what's going on in the NYC startup community. That's why the early efforts to build NYC's community were so impactful, even if the people who are just joining the ecosystem today don't realize what came before. Two key efforts really set the tone for the community we have today. It's interesting to see how the community has matured and how some of these original pieces fit today.

Edition #3: Angel Kwiatkowski


Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about. Community of Cultivators is a new blog series to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Community Community Cultivators Blog Series Coworking