brad feld

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brad feld site

Gregory’s connection/resonation with the new fiberhouse – invest in neighborhoods

following from Hasten equity – imagine – 7 bill entrepreneurs..

Imagine we use the startup expertise that is Boulder CO, to not only model a more humane experience when people gather, but a more humane experience in public education. If our intentions are for public, concerning all the people, and we acknowledge that one size does not fit all, we need a shift from the standardization efficiency begs.

Three things to learn from start-up land:

[quotes from Andrew Hyde in Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld]

  1. open time and space matters

“The best stuff at conferences happens in hallways and the after-parties, so I thought about simply structuring an event as a giant hallway. We could just create a free, decentralized event—no badges, no specific venue, and no checking in. The entire event would be one big hallway through the Boulder startup community.”

Things that stick with us, come from just in time stories, from facilitating authentic curiosities, and from community – gatherings that matter.

  1. free-form matters

Accordingly, the CU New Venture Challenge identified three objectives: (1) collapse the campus: convene cross-disciplinary congregations and stimulate interaction across departments;

Holistic, zoom-out visioning matters. We’ve manufactured our own disability – most of us can’t see the forest for the trees. We need to reel back in to life, with the big picture.

  1. aggregating the chaos from 1 and 2 (above) matters

2) create an entrepreneurial launch pad: provide a campus platform that answers the question, “Where do I start if I want to do a startup?”; and (3) provide a pipeline to the community: The CU New Venture Challenge should be a point of entry for CU students and faculty to get meaningfully involved in the region’s startup scene.

Getting back to a more balanced view, [ie: it is legal to think for yourself], may be difficult at first. Using tech to facilitate initial shock, and to connect people and information, will keep us from giving up when we’re almost there.

idec & boulder

via @andrewhyde & @bfeld cc @samchaltain- icec & boulder

The best stuff at conferences happens in hallways and the after-parties, so I thought about simply structuring an event as a giant hallway. We could just create a free, decentralized event—no badges, no specific venue, and no checking in. The entire event would be one big hallway through the Boulder startup community.

monika shared from Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld

Accordingly, the CU New Venture Challenge identified three objectives: (1) collapse the campus: convene cross-disciplinary congregations and stimulate interaction across departments; (2) create an entrepreneurial launch pad: provide a campus platform that answers the question, “Where do I start if I want to do a startup?”; and (3) provide a pipeline to the community: The CU New Venture Challenge should be a point of entry for CU students and faculty to get meaningfully involved in the region’s startup scene.

Note: cc @menro @bradbernthal @bfeld @quixotic -aug 2013 launch cu campus.. idec.. start up of you

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Brad’s interview in David Passiak‘s empower:

p 49

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DP: That makes me wonder what other hidden assumptions we have about ownership and attachments to things that are breaking down. Access in some contexts has the same connotations that you associate with ownership, this entitlement and sense that this is mine. I wonder how we get away from this binary thinking of mine/not mine.

a nother way.. to disengage from binary ness

p 59

BF: The concept is pretty simple. The notion is that you are willing to engage in a relationship and put energy into something without knowing what you will get out of it. It’s not altruism. You expect that you will get something out of it, but you don’t know when, from whom, over what time period, or how. You enter into rela- tionships non-transactionally, meaning you don’t de ne the trans- action or value exchange of things upfront.

The reason this is so important is that part of the challenge of startups—and startup communities in general—is that you have to get a lot of energy into the system. You have to get a lot of people working on stuff to make any progress. If everybody is trying to figure out what they are going to get out of it before they start put- ting in energy, then the startup community will be stillborn.

graeber min max law

p 61

(still brad) To link it back to what I said to Jerry about being the best ver- sion of himself, I think he had a lot of fear about being different…that he understood as “imposter syndrome.” Being different was part of his brilliance. He wasn’t like every other board member or VC. That was why I liked working with him and probably why he liked working with me because I’m not like everyone else either.

You can learn from role models, but trying to emu- late what you perceive to be an archetype of success will probably make you unhappy and may not lead to success. When you let yourself behave the way you want to behave, you actually work more effectively with people around you.

imagine 7 bn doing that..

p 66

david: I wonder if the power of networks can be utilized in innovative ways to create new types of *companies. For example, imagine an Airbnb or Uber that shared ownership with providers or drivers, or a company built on the blockchain where shares and dividends were distributed based on the amount of work contributed by a decentralized group.

*how about tribes.. no money.. no ownership.. but could be built on blockchain.. just unlike anything anyone is doing now.. (B as waste of blockchain ness) ie: io dance

BF: While I think this is one dimension, it has huge legal and regula- tory challenges based on the current SEC rules around investment, solicitation, and company ownership. While there are some people trying to create new corporate structures that are disconnected from the current legal frameworks, especially in the context of block- chain, I think this will be dif cult to do in any meaningful way…

But the concept can be extended to the notion of how a network of participants, separate from the legal structure, can be organized,

exactly.. so.. let’s disengage from measuring/validating/comparing.. let’s try a nother way.. ie: io dance ness .. let’s try it in boulder.. or nederland or ..?

p 71

I love that quote because there comes a point where people realize that they need other people to pursue their passion or effect change.

be you experiment.. once truly free.. craved tribe..

The original intention was to go and improve a skill or nd others who share your enthusiasm. But once relationships form, then a community becomes real.

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