The Startup Community Way: A Conversation with Brad Feld & Ian Hathaway

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 1:45pm 

Join Brad Feld and Ian Hathaway, Authors of The Startup Community Way - Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for a virtual panel discussion

About this Event

Create33 and the Center for American Entrepreneurship co-host this conversation with acclaimed investor Brad Feld and entrepreneurial expert Ian Hathaway, co-authors of “The Startup Community Way.” Moderated by Create33 Executive Director and Center for American Entrepreneurship Chair Rebecca Lovell, this interactive session is designed for anyone interested in supporting entrepreneurship, exploring startup communities as connected systems, and ensuring innovators have equitable access to resources in good times and bad.

About the book:

"No one tells this story better than acclaimed author and investor Brad Feld and Ian Hathaway, an entrepreneurship expert and startup advisor. The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem--the much-anticipated sequel to Feld's bestselling book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City--explores what makes startup communities thrive and how to improve collaboration in rapidly-changing environments.

Whether in boom times or amidst the global crises we navigate today, we ask what will happen to our startup communities, and how will we ensure that entrepreneurial success is still within reach for everyone? This book provides a framework for answering these questions, looking at startup communities as complex systems that—given the right resources and support—can help entrepreneurs succeed and benefit society as a whole.

If you have been involved in any way in building a startup community or entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city, The Startup Community Way is key to helping you understand the next phase of your journey."

About the authors:

Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 30 years. He lives in Boulder, Colorado and Homer, Alaska with his wife and is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US.

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.

Ian Hathaway leads product development for ecosystem advisory at Techstars, where he works with entrepreneurs and community leaders around the world to support their path towards building better ecosystems. Ian is a startup advisor, mentor, and investor, including at The Fund. He is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-founder and board member at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and a research fellow at Boston University.