Launched April 25, 2023

Build The Fort – The Startup Community Builder’s Field Guide

How to inspire, accelerate, fund and create impact in your startup community.

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By Chris Heivly

Build The Fort

How To Start Anything

Why 5 simple lessons you learned as a 10-year-old can set you up for startup success.

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When Standing Up Is Not Enough

When Standing Up Is Not Enough

For many years between 2009 and 2017 I was that king of standing up. I set up a funky job fair (Big Top) that ran 15+ times. I set up the first community-sourced web news portal (triangletechtalk). I had two Techstars-inspired accelerators, the largest with Dave Neal...

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Courage

Courage

Over the past year, I have written over 30 posts regarding startup communities and entrepreneurial ecosystems. These posts are little windows into my experiences and observations having consulted with or at least had discussions with more than 100 city leaders from...

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