The success of forward-thinking cities and their leaders—such as the startup communities in Buffalo, New York, or Louisville, Kentucky, or Taipei, Taiwan—demonstrates that local economies can experience real, rapid growth through organic company creation.
“By partnering with Techstars, we’re able to take advantage of their proven ability to source and support the world’s most promising startup founders and help them achieve lift-off through initial investment, business development, and mentoring.”
Chris Heivly, Techstars SVP of Ecosystem Development, discusses what it takes to grow and sustain a local driven by entrepreneurship.
Working closely with government stakeholders and community leaders or influencers, Techstars supports startup communities from a holistic perspective, taking into account how all the factors that contribute to their entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We start with a comprehensive assessment. We put a team in place, run some experiments, learn and adapt. Then we work the community to build a lasting infrastructure. It’s deep, important and highly collaborative work - work that makes a real difference.
We Wrote the Book on It
Techstars’ approach to building startup communities is informed by years of programs, pilot engagements, and hundreds of conversations in communities around the world. We follow the methodology outlined in Brad Feld’s bestselling book, Startup Communities.
“The vast majority of net new job creation in the last 30 years has come from new startups.”
Brad Feld Techstars Co-Founder
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