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Amman, Jordan | November 2015 John Mueller
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Entrepreneurship: Levels of Analysis
Environment (local, country, global)
Org / Firm
Leaders and feeders / Boulder Thesis / Density
1. Entrepreneurs must lead the startup community. 2. The leaders must have a long-term
commitment. 3. The startup community must be inclusive of
anyone who wants to participate in it. 4. The startup community must have continual
activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stack.
Building a Rainforest, not a Farm
Technology, Talent, & Tolerance
Instead of changing the world through revolution, we can change the world through #innovation Former Minister of Economy, Juan Andrs Fontaine
Supported by the Chilean Government (Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs.)
- with the selection panel from the private sector -
Started in 2010 Over 750 startups
Fueled by the notion that the next Facebook wont come from Silicon Valley
Overview of the Course
The purpose of the course is to provide students with exposure to communities that have allowed high technology startup companies (new firms) to thrive in recent decades. This is accomplished by traveling to various cities in the USA: Austin, Boulder, Chicago, and Detroit. During the trip, students will be able to engage with individuals in various organizations that have fostered a culture that allows entrepreneurial and innovative activities to happen. We will meet with entrepreneurs (founders of startups), employees of startups, investors in startups (venture capitalists, angel investors), as well as owners of and administrators in accelerators, incubators, and government agencies. By meeting the people and experiencing the environment in Austin, Boulder, Chicago, and Detroit, as well as experiencing the culture in each of the organizations visited, students will be able to have a better understanding of what makes startup communities thrive. In addition, students will be able to compare the startup communities they visit with Kalamazoos startup community.
Note: Space is limited. Students are required to apply for the course. Applications and questions should be directed to John Mueller (email@example.com)
This course entails activities in Kalamazoo before the trip, including readings and meetings with individuals in the Kalamazoo startup community.
WMU: Lee Honors College: Study in the States March 2015 http://broncostartup.com/usc/
Austin, Boulder, Chicago, & Detroit
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: UNDERSTANDING STARTUP COMMUNITIES Learn AND experience what cities are doing to foster startups in their environment. Compare those environments with Kalamazoos startup scene.
Tentative Travel Schedule
March 6-10: Boulder March 11-15: Austin
Select 1 of the following 3 books to read. Reading to be done prior to traveling.
In February 2015, we will meet on Fridays. During that time we will have discussions about startup
communities and visit Chicago & Detroit.
Then we will fly to Boulder & Austin during Spring Break.
Vibrancy full of energy and life
Curious and intrinsically motivated to solve a problem
[ not to necessarily build a company; creative segment ]
Pride; love where you live [ e.g. Austin, Boulder, Kalamazoo, Detroit, etc. ]
Educated doers [ using talent ]
The positive crowds out the negative [ focus on the positive; newspaper headlines ]
High propensity for risk
Failure is not a blacklist offense [ failure is learning leads to success; resources are put back into the ecosystem ]
Inclusive and open [ cohesiveness / density, pay-it-forward ]
Not competing with one another [ competitors are not other entrepreneurs / startups in local area ]
Balance of power [ e.g. Austin: conservatives are not more powerful than liberals and vice versa ]
Younger crowd / new people from outside [ younger crowd isnt hindered with the past; allow new people move in / bring new ideas ]
Funders that bridge the gap [ .bridge with old money; from hero companies / entrepreneurs ]
Dogs in the office [ tolerance; openmindedness ]
Cranes [ vertical construction, because infrastructure is already strong ]
Laws that dont hinder and are stable [ e.g. customs / tariffs; tax for a good view ]
Long period of time; persistence [ e.g. Austin, Boulder, Silicon Valley ]
Have Fun and Learn (Be Curious / Be Creative to Create)
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