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Keynote Speaker: Ecosystem Development with Brad Feld & Ian Hathaway

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Brad Feld
Foundry Group, Managing Director

Brad 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.

Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blog Feld Thoughts.

Chris Heivly
Techstars, Techstars Senior Vice President for Ecosystem Development

Chris is one of the nation’s leading experts on launching startups and has been dubbed the “Startup Whisperer.”  He cofounded MapQuest, is an angel investor, ran a corporate venture fund and 2 micro venture funds (directed over $75M), and is SVP Ecosystem Development with Techstars. Chris recently published his first book about starting anything called Build The Fort and is currently writing a book on Startup Community Building.

Ian Hathaway
Techstars, Senior Executive Director for Ecosystem Development

Ian Hathaway is Senior Executive Director for Ecosystem Development at Techstars and co-author of the recently released The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Ian is a leading thinker and writer on entrepreneurship and the innovation economy. He also advises, mentors, and invests in software, media, and consumer startups in the United States and Europe. Ian has been a longtime consultant and executive for global leaders in technology, media, finance, and government on matters of innovation, strategy, and policy.


This talk will focus on what makes startup communities thrive and how to improve collaboration in these rapidly evolving, complex environments. How corporations play a vital role in helping to build startup communities around the world, and we need corporations to partner with startups to grow innovation in regions around the world.

This event will be held on Crowdcast. Join the event by visiting this event link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ts_partnersummit_keynote4

Only speakers will be on camera and audio. Attendees can utilize the chat box and Q&A feature.