Building a Startup Ecosystem

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A presentation (done in Louisville, Kentucky) around what it takes to build successful startup ecosystems (across the world).

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Building a Startup Ecosystem

  1. 1. BenYoskovitz @byosko Building a Startup Ecosystem
  2. 2. More wins than losses 1996 1998 2001 2006 2007 2010 2011 1st startup Big pivot The “I got too comfy” years Started blogging Standout Jobs Failed Year One Labs GoInstant $0
  3. 3. YEAR ONE LABS
  4. 4. http://leananalyticsbook.com • San Francisco • Omaha • London • Amsterdam • Montreal • Toronto • Vancouver • and more...
  5. 5. You are not Silicon Valley
  6. 6. But that’s OK...
  7. 7. What do startup ecosystems need to succeed?
  8. 8. Successful startups.
  9. 9. And what do startups need to succeed?
  10. 10. #1 Big vision http://stillsound.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/
  11. 11. #2 Discipline and Focus http://www.flickr.com/photos/83905817@N08/7676636834/
  12. 12. #3 Time http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/4680671719/
  13. 13. #4 Failure Happens http://failblog.cheezburger.com/fails/page/23
  14. 14. #5 Investment
  15. 15. #6 A Ton ‘O Luck
  16. 16. #7 Startup Ecosystem http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanroanu/380785457/
  17. 17. customers The Startup Ecosystem acquirers angel investors venture investors accelerators colleges education system governmentbusiness partners service providers startups
  18. 18. How can you develop the startup ecosystem?
  19. 19. Specialize startups accelerators customers business partners acquirers http://www.flickr.com/photos/vickihorton/5310001530/
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/63474264@N00/8904877472/ Teach Kids to Code colleges education system
  21. 21. Build From Within & Re-Invest http://www.flickr.com/photos/herbstkind/3870275016/ startups angel investors
  22. 22. Simplify the Paperwork ycombinator.com/seriesaa.html techstars.com/docs/ bit.ly/ZSb0Adseriesseed.com angel investors venture investors service providers
  23. 23. Don’t Hold ‘Em Back startups
  24. 24. Startup Travel Program http://www.flickr.com/photos/vox_efx/3578322709http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/7928294800/ government
  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt/74479407/ Toot Your Own Horn (but not too much)
  26. 26. Thank you. byosko@gmail.com @byosko ORDER! follow me. instigatorblog.com leananalyticsbook.com subscribe. email me.

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