Ben Casnocha wrote a brilliant article on how Boulder has become a startup town
They pursue this goal by asking themselves the question, â€œHow can we be like Silicon Valley?â€ It is the obvious question to ask, but it turns out it might be the wrong oneâ€”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 quotientâ€”and overall competiveness at a local levelâ€”learn from Boulderâ€™s success?