Anyone engaged, or wanting to engage, in their local startup community should read this book. It provides a great framework describing the roles of entrepreneurs, universities, governments, investors, and others. It provides a way that we can all connect and get out of our silos.
On a personal level I really like the Mentor notes. Especially offering “Office Hours” and the TechStars Mentor Manifesto
I’ve included two references if you want more detail.
I had this thought that I’d write up more on this, but I felt that just getting the links out was more important.
This has become a topic that I refer to quite often. Here are relevant posts.
- What an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Is, Dan Isenberg, 2014-May
- Steve Blank's Series On Portland Tech Cluster (January 2014)