Adelaide had the pleasure of having legendary entrepreneur and investor Brad Feld over from Boulder, Colorado USA.
Brad had a key message for the leaders and feeders of the Adelaide start-up community.
- Need critical mass of leaders who should be from the entrepreneurial community. The feeders are all those others that support the start-up community, including government, universities, mentors and investors.
- Need to take a long term view – at least 20 years
- Be inclusive of any who wish to participate
- Support continuous activity and events that bring the community together.
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. He 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.
He also suggested Adelaide had its own history and story and should be proud of that. Brad’s visit was supported by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Business Growth.
Images: Brad Feld