PRINCIPLES OF A VIBRANT STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

Entrepreneurs must lead our community

The most critical principle of a startup community is that entrepreneurs must lead it. Unless entrepreneurs lead, the startup community will not be sustainable over time.

The leaders must have a long-term commitment

A great startup community has a long trajectory. It has booms and busts but it has to keep growing, developing, and expanding throughout the journey.

We are inclusive of anyone who wants to participate in our ecosystem

Everyone in the startup community should have a perspective that having more people engaged in the startup community is good for the ecosystem.

We believe in continual activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stack

Startup communities must have regular activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stack. This includes first-time entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone who wants to be involved.