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Good read on startup economies

From: Charlie C.
Sent on: Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:37 AM
Fred Wilson started a wiki in advance of one of his talks. It's worth reading. 


"Most discussions on
vibrant startup communities center around being in close proximity to
���knowledgeable��� money shakers, yet the anchor tenants can be labeled as:
1.) A relationship based economy made up of networks that include new innovators and experienced disruptors.
2.) Strategic leaders who share advice if not connections that extend beyond the local.
3.)  Healthy
smattering of companies using open source tools, agile/scrum dev
processes, and have contributed to the open source community.
4.) Creative
advertising and marketing groups that understand the processes
involved, including targeted viral marketing, and are willing to share
some tricks to the trade.
5.) Fab physical locations for group meetups (Refresh, etc.).
6.) Smart virtual environments for extended idea discussions/connecti­ons.
7.) Do-ers willing to contribute to the discussions/idea trains.
8.) Both previous ���winners��� reinvesting in the community AND experienced investors who have reach to fund well beyond the Angel (US$25k-150k) and small VC group (US$250k-7M).


 Charlie Crystle
Startup Advisor
phone |[masked]

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