What Aristotle Says About Your Startup Community


His simple cliché sets the foundation for a great community. It seems more and more that great companies made up of great entrepreneurs come from great startup communities. This could be just a coincidence, as the breakout company received no benefit from its community. Or, maybe it is a flaw in our overly simplistic correlation machine; we think this is a great community because we witnessed a breakout company. I believe that great communities can surface, guide and be responsible for great companies. This question is ever more front and center as more and more influencers like Brad Feld and Steve Case push the notion that you can create a great company just about anywhere. Brad wrote the seminal book on the subject a few years back, Startup Communities, and many have used his experiences in Boulder, CO as a roadmap for their own communities. Steve Case coined the phrase, Rise of the Rest, which refers to his thesis that now is the time for those outside of Boston, New York and San Francisco to build their startup ecosystem. Steve has created a bus tour which to date has visited over 25 communities around the nation. For those dreaming of your own startup

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