28 May '13, 3am

Key ingredients for a compelling startup community, as told by Brad Feld:

Key ingredients for a compelling startup community, as told by Brad Feld:

Community organizers involved in roping in others, identifying potential leaders, and helping to lead events that benefit the community. Spokesperson for other entrepreneurs. This doesn’t necessarily mean writing long spiels in a blog, but rather acting as intermediaries that provide feedback to other players in the ecosystem. It means telling the government whether certain initiatives are working or not, or telling an investor that he’s not serving in the interests of a community. They are the connective tissue that bind everyone together. Leaders are in for the long haul. Not five years. Not ten. But twenty years, suggests Brad. Community-building is a long-term commitment designed to outlast governments and economic cycles. When things go south, look for them to stick around and steady the ship.

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