Entrepreneurial Communities

don't just appear. They are created.

I entered MIT in 2011 with the backing of the Springworks Scholars and the thirst to know about how entrepreneurial communities come about. I left two years later having helped some of these new communities, an academic thesis, and a working thesis for the three important steps for building entrepreneurial communities.

3 Steps to Building Entrepreneurial Communities

  1. 1.

    Set the table and invite the right people

  2. 2.

    Recruit a long-term leader and resource him sufficiently for success

  3. 3.

    Have the leader build, test, and refine entrepreneurial community building for at least 10 years - all judged against a set of open and measurable goals.

Read my assessment of Austin's Entrepreneurial Communities

Read about the MIT Framework

Want to know more?

Read these and get smart on entrepreneurial communities

Lerner, Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Feld, Startup Communities

Kramer, Collective Impact