Support, knowledge-sharing and collaboration go a long way — they’re just as important as other resources. Building an environment with these characteristics helps us grow individually, and it continues to do so as we give back and create value for the whole, rather than the parts.
is the co-founder of Techstars
, one of the first accelerators in the US, and runs the Foundry Group, his fund based in Boulder, Colorado. He also wrote a book called Startup Communities back in 2012 and he is soon releasing a sequel called The Startup Community Way, where he and Ian Hathaway describe the properties of entrepreneurial ecosystems and how interactions affect prosperity.
In this episode, he talks about why it is important for us to feed these ecosystems and for you, the entrepreneur, to be an active participant in your local startup communities.
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