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STATION F: The Podcast – Building Startup Communities that Thrive with Brad Feld (Foundry Group, Techstars) and Ian Hathaway (Techstars)

What makes startup communities thrive? How can we improve collaboration amongst ecosystem actors to create success in these complex systems? These are two questions that Brad Feld (Founder at Foundry Group & Techstars) and Ian Hathaway (Executive Director for Ecosystems at Techstars) answer in the new book that they just released together, The Startup Community Way.

StrictlyVC Download – Brad Feld on Knowing When to Ditch Plan A

Connie & Alex pore over the week's big tech stories and then chat with Foundry Group's Brad Feld, a longtime entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, a new book he has written that will be released on July 28th.

Tahmina Talks Immigration – #123 Startup Visa Series – Brad Feld, Foundry Group Partner, Techstars Co-Founder

In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Brad Feld, Foundry Group Partner and Co-Founder of Techstars. Brad has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blog Feld Thoughts. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him!

After you listen to this interview, look out for the 2nd edition of The Startup Series book to learn more about this issue and the need for change!

The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: Dave Jilk, Brad Feld

There are as many ways to be an entrepreneur as there are entrepreneurs in the world. Therefore, how to be an entrepreneur is largely open to interpretation. Dave Jilk and Brad Feld embraced this gray area in their new book, The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors.

In it, the authors have curated quotes from the renowned philosopher, Frederich Nietzsche, offered their own musings on each quote, and included first-person essays from dozens of entrepreneurs working in a variety of fields. The goal is for readers to connect with Nietzsche’s ideas in their own way.

On Author Hour today, Brad and Dave discuss why the philosopher inspires them in their work, they connect some of his wisdom to entrepreneurial aims, and they remind us how important it is to think for ourselves.

The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond — Episode 27: Brad Feld, author and co-founder of Foundry Group

This week, Jim speaks with Brad Feld, author of the recently published The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche, as well as co-founder of Foundry Group, a tech-focused venture fund located in Boulder Colorado. Brad and Jim discuss how Brad accidentally became a venture capitalist, gender and racial equity in the venture world, and setting aside bias as a leader. They then move onto the advantages of Zoom meetings over old-school IPO roadshows (especially during the fundraising stage) and Brad’s experience with philosophy and bringing stoicism to entrepreneurship.

Thirty Minute Mentors Episode 38: Venture Capitalist Brad Feld

One of the best-known venture capitalists in the country, Brad Feld is the co-founder of Foundry Group and Techstars and an early investor in Zynga and Fitbit. Brad joins Adam to share his best lessons from a career building and investing in businesses and studying the ecosystem that allows them to thrive. Brad and Adam discuss the role of failure in entrepreneurial success, how to approach fundraising and investing, and how to find and become a great mentor.

Join Adam and the best network of mentors - Fortune 500 CEOs, founders of household name companies, Hall of Fame and Olympic gold medal winning athletes, political and military leaders - for intimate half-hour conversations each week.

Thirty Minute Mentors is available on all major podcasting apps. If you enjoy the podcast, subscribe, rate, review, and spread the word.

VC Brad Feld Gets Philosophical (Recruit Rockstars 423)

Brad Feld is one of the nation’s most prolific Venture Capital investors & business authors.

He’s been investing in early-stage companies since 1995, with dozens of successes to his credit. Based in Boulder, Brad is Co-Founder of both Foundry Group and Techstars.

Foundry’s portfolio companies include Whoop, Suzy, Ordermark, Glowforge, and Drip.

When he’s not investing, Brad is writing. He’s got 8 books on entrepreneurship to his credit.

And now, he’s got a new one “The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors” co-authored with serial entrepreneur Dave Jilk with a forward by Reid Hoffman

It turns out that Friedrich Nietzsche, the late 1800’s philosopher, wrote countless lessons that could be easily applied to entrepreneurship.

In the book, each quick, digestible chapter expands on a quote from Nietzsche to stimulate your thinking about a vital aspect of entrepreneurship, with stories from real-life entrepreneurs help make the ideas concrete.

The book is fascinating, as is Brad.

In this 20-minute conversation, he reveals the lonely struggles that entrepreneurs face & how to keep your wits about you, no matter what role you play in scaling a company.

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