Hey Non-Entrepreneur Startup Community Leader – Where Are You?


Everyone has some level of motivation, what is yours? I have argued that there is room for everyone at the proverbial startup community leader table.  Though we believe that you need 8-10 entrepreneur leaders on the team, most communities have a cadre of non-entrepreneurs stirring the pot.  The issue is that non-entrepreneur leaders sometimes fade away after some initial participation. To that end, what are you going to do once your initial involvement fades away? Most non-entrepreneur community leaders are motivated first by their job.  Examples include a: city staff who are driven by the notion of job growth in their city, angel investors who yearn for better deal flow, corporate executive who realize that a thriving startup community helps their company, real estate leader who sets up a coworking space, lawyer who holds group meetings and gives away free advice to first time founders, economic development executives who now have an entrepreneur charter, elected officials (at any level) who see a growing role for more entrepreneurship. Let me be the first to thank you for joining us entrepreneurs to create a better future for our community.  We need you in order to create a more inclusive discussion.  And we

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