Sustainable Startup Communities can happen in virtually any city in the world, says Brad Feld in his book Startup Communities.
Feld details the critical principles for forming a sustainable startup community, emphasizes how an openness to include anyone who is interested in joining the startup community – from students, researchers, and professors to corporate employees, lawyers, government, and investors – is critical, and discusses the various tactics you need to put around them.
Can we create a vibrant startup community in Kamloops? We think so, and we’re not alone. Brad Feld’s insights have been supported throughout our BC Accelerator Network (BCAN) for a while now, with fans from the Island to the Okanagan. We’ve just purchased several Startup Communities books for our Kamloops Innovation Startup Library. Pop in if you’d like to have a look, or check out Brad Feld’s site, here: http://www.startuprev.com/startup-communities-book/