Brad Feld on Building Entrepreneurial Communities Like Austin

At Tahoe Tech Talk 2010, a question came up during Q&A about building up entrepreneurial communities outside of Silicon Valley. Brad Feld, a well-known venture capitalist in Boulder was asked to come up on stage to share a few of his thoughts.

(video clip shared with Brad’s permission)

Brad essentially made three main points:

  1. Don’t try to be Silicon Valley.
  2. You need at least half a dozen leaders to stay consistent over a period of 20 years.
  3. Engage the entire entrepreneurial community. This includes students, first timers, serial entrepreneurs, etc.

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