I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few months about the Lancaster tech scene and the potential for a real ecosystem as we evolve Startup Lancaster and some of our founders land investment, build businesses, and/or exit. Brad Feld has really influenced my thinking about this over the years, partly through his work with Tech Stars.
So I sent Brad a link to an old post on tech ecosystems and how to create one in our region. Here’s an excerpt from that post:
A self-sustaining, regenerative ecosystem has these indicators:
- new startups formed by former employees of earlier startups
- new startups staffed by former employees of other startups
- new startups funded by investors and/or employees of earlier startups with part of the proceeds from earlier successes
- through at least two cycles
He posted about it on Startup Revolution–thanks Brad! So what’s that SR? It’s part of his effort to shed light on startup communities and startup life, topics he covers in his upcoming books.
Check it out–lots of great stuff there. It should be a regular stop on your morning blog run.