Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

Co Starters

A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. Despite suffering significant economic loss which spawns a culture of grim survival, a growing number of communities are beginning to break free of the past in an unexpected comeback. Each community is different.

Growing a Living Community

Co Starters

The event was an opportunity for communities supported by the growing entrepreneurial network to connect in an intimate setting to celebrate five years of growth and to collaborate on a vision for the next five years and beyond.

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Community Leader Spotlight: Kristopher Riley

TechStars

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

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

TechStars

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When Community Works

GAN

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

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

TechStars

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.

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

TechStars

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

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. She is a member of our ESHIP Communities Council in Kansas City. A: When I moved back to Kansas City from undergrad and grad school (Atlanta and Chicago), I craved the community I felt I had in those places.

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).

SeedFuel–Rowad, Flat6Labs, and Nest on the Bahrain Startup Community

GAN

Bahrain’s startup community is pleased to have the GAN Momentum Tour taking place in Manama, Bahrain! Being part of the GAN Community, we are thrilled and proud to be one of the hosts of the Manama Momentum Tour.

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

This is going to be BIG.

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.

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities

TechStars

Marc Nager, Co-founder of Startup Weekend, and Dave Mayer, Founder of Aspen Entrepreneurs, are pros at building ‘non-urban’ startup communities. You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to start a successful company.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Edgar is one of the founding members of our ESHIP Communities Council in Kansas City. Challenging myself to give more, and not just take, led to me generating balance in my life, my family, and my community.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Gerald Smith

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Gerald and his wife Dianna co-founded Plexpod, a coworking space where they champion entrepreneurs and the power of community to achieve success. ESHIP Communities

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dan Smith

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. My family and community invested so much into me, I have always felt the need to repay the investment. How has that impacted the community?

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.

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.

Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community

GAN

A Strong Community. ” “Without community, this would all be a lonely road.” The post Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community appeared first on GAN. We just finished the first leg of the GAN Momentum Tour in Pittsburgh.

Accessibility as an Advantage in Venture Capital: Why Creating Value for Everyone in the Community Wins

This is going to be BIG.

So come participate in the community we’re creating around Brooklyn Bridge Ventures I believe that the next generation of top companies are far more likely to be founded by people not on VC radars today.

Creating a community and brand beyond the product

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In order to best exemplify the passion and perseverance the producers put into their work, David expands his organization and creates a community and a brand that extends beyond the transaction.

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

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.

Build thriving online communities with this new resource

Impact Hub

As a result, a number of staggering for-profit online communities have already been established. However, many communities aiming for social good are struggling to replicate such successes due to a lack of funds, experience and skilled support. Make decisions as a community.

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.

Connecting Women VCs: Building Community and a Better Future

TechStars

We circulate local lists amongst us, created Google spreadsheets and Whatsapp groups in an effort to create community, share deals, and support each other in a male-dominated industry. . More than 50% of all women in the VC ecosystem are part of the community.

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.

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.

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.

Finding Community in NYC Tech Again

This is going to be BIG.

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.,

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.

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.

10 Questions for Brooklyn's Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

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?

7 fall events to do with your community

GCUC

Below are some of our favorite autumn events to host or enjoy with our community. We typically supply the turkey and ham and let the community to sign up to bring the sides! The post 7 fall events to do with your community appeared first on Global Coworking Unconference Conference.

Work with us: Looking for great people to join YC’s software & community teams

Y Combinator

Y Combinator has a lot planned for 2020, including reaching more people with our worldwide events, going bigger with Startup School and serving our ever-growing communities of founders and developers. Community Manager, Startup School (San Francisco, CA). Community Manager, Startup School (San Francisco, CA). Your core responsibility will be to provide a delightful founder experience by managing inbound support requests and moderating our community forum.

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

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.

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!

The Creativity of Entrepreneurship: Community Leader Spotlight with João Marinelli

TechStars

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.”

Job Opening: Innovation Community Leaders

This is going to be BIG.

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.

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.

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

This is going to be BIG.

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?

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.

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.

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.