How Many Entrepreneurs Should There Be In Your Community?

There are lots of point of view but determining your formula may just unlock your community. By now, just about every decent size city in the world has a group of passionate leaders trying to grow their startup community.  Some leaders have a government or non-government position of influence.  Some leaders come from an academic (teaching or research) position. Some leaders are current or former entrepreneurs.  And some leaders are investors. Regardless of your current day job, your community goal should be very well aligned among these players - to grow your startup community. With that goal in mind, I would posit that the best growth tool impacts the total number of entrepreneurs. But yet, much if not all of a community leaders focus seems to be about supporting existing founders and very little activity about finding, inspiring and creating new entrepreneurs. The one most common underrepresentation in every community is the number of founders or entrepreneurs in the community. There are a number of well-documented thought pieces that attempt to determine the optimal number of entrepreneurs in a specific geographic area.  I have seen researchers suggest as many as 20% and as few as .3%.  Like many complex systems,

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