Recently, Techstars held an AMA (ask me anything) with Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Chris Heivly (VP of Innovation at Techstars), and Eric Reich (43 North in Buffalo) called How to Build a Successful Startup Ecosystem in your City.
Over 800 people watch live and asked and voted for questions. Some of the highlights for me were when Brad shared some thoughts from his book Startup Communities and gave a preview of his upcoming sequel “The Startup Community Way” including thoughts on how startup communities are really complex systems, and not just “complicated” or “simple” systems, and why that matters for how you approach the problem. Chris and Eric also shared their thoughts on “success through 1,000 nudges” and how the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development offering helps make this happen in specific instances such as Buffalo, New York or Boulder, Colorado.
Here’s that AMA – if you care about making your startup community better, watch it and let me know your thoughts in the comments!