Brilliant Post on Boulder

Ben Casnocha wrote a brilliant article on how Boulder has become a startup town

They pursue this goal by asking themselves the question, “How can we be like Silicon Valley?” It is the obvious question to ask, but it turns out it might be the wrong one—if Boulder, Colorado is any example of how to do it right.

In the past 15 years, Boulder has gone from a little hippie college town to a little hippie college town also boasting an impressive and growing congregation of Internet entrepreneurs, early-stage venture capitalists, and bloggers. How did Boulder pull this off? And what can other cities, policymakers, and entrepreneurs who want to boost their own start-up quotient—and overall competiveness at a local level—learn from Boulder’s success?

Read it, it is quite good.

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