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Your Startup Community podcast is for any startup community enthusiast hoping to grow your local ecosystem. Whether you are an economic development leader, entrepreneur, angel investor, or a corporate executive, this show has something for every ecosystem actor.
Join Brad Feld and Ian Hathaway, co-authors of The Startup Community Way and Chris Heivly, former SVP of Ecosystem Development at Techstars as they dive into conversations with community builder guests on what each one of us can do to build a better startup community.
Got a question left unanswered? Got discussion ideas for the next podcast? Or know someone who should be a guest on the podcast? Email the hosts at chris@yourstartupcommunity.com.

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Your Startup Community podcast is for any startup community enthusiast hoping to grow your local ecosystem. Whether you are an economic development leader, entrepreneur, angel investor, or a corporate executive, this show has something for every ecosystem actor.
Join Brad Feld and Ian Hathaway, co-authors of The Startup Community Way and Chris Heivly, former SVP of Ecosystem Development at Techstars as they dive into conversations with community builder guests on what each one of us can do to build a better startup community.
Got a question left unanswered? Got discussion ideas for the next podcast? Or know someone who should be a guest on the podcast? Email the hosts at chris@yourstartupcommunity.com.

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    Why Are Networks A Better Community Structure Over a Hierarchy?

    Why Are Networks A Better Community Structure Over a Hierarchy?

    I know all of you know the concept of networking, but this version is different and like many concepts is best discussed when we have something to compare the concept to.  And that is hierarchy.
    For this podcast, we are talking about community structures ~ how the community is connected, how members interact and most importantly the rules of engagement the community abides by.
    Older, more traditional communities many times operate in a more hierarchical manner where permissions are needed and where older and/or powerful people serve as gatekeepers.
    So, what is a network structure and what is a hierarchical structure and how do they influence a startup community is today’s discussion.
    Join Brad, Ian and myself as we take a deep dive into Active Leadership with our guests, Connor Murphy from Dublin, Ireland and Rebecca Lovell from Seattle, Washington.


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    New Startup Community Leader? Be Active, Not Passive

    New Startup Community Leader? Be Active, Not Passive

    Some stand back and wait for the right time and way to engage.  Others take a more active approach.  Great startup communities have a group of leaders who help activate new activities and drive meaningful engagement.
    Can introverts be active leaders?
    Does active leadership require a stage and a large audience?
    Do you need permission to be a leader?
    You feel inspired - great - but what do I do first?
    What is it like to take an active leadership approach outside the US where culture and permissions and governmental oversight can be mitigating factors?
    Join Brad, Ian and myself as we take a deep dive into Active Leadership with our guests, Lesa Mitchell of Kansas City, Missouri and Gonzalo Villaran of Lima, Peru.


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    How Do I Cultivate a Sense of Topophilia and Why?

    How Do I Cultivate a Sense of Topophilia and Why?

    Brad and Ian introduce to many the word “topophilia” in The Startup Community Way.  The origin of topophilia is revealed and then we explain what it means with regards to your startup community.
    Secondly, what the heck does topophilia mean for you and me as a community leader.  We found two people, Crystal Vann Wallstrom of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Ben Milne of Des Moines, Iowa to talk about their community and how they exhibit topophilia.
    Can events help drive a sense of Topophilia?
    What role does an innovation center play in creating or driving a sense of Topophilia?
    As always, Ian and Brad help interpret what they meant in the book and comment on Crystal and Ben’s stories as well as introduce the concept of “stewardship.”

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