Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Prairie—early stage ventures and entrepreneurial ecosystems are popping up everywhere. Great ideas can start anywhere, but how do they become scalable, venture-backed companies? Get the inside view from early stage investors Brad Feld and Alessandro Piol, in this Meet The Innovators conversation I had with them. They’ll discuss how new technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems develop, and what entrepreneurs need to consider when launching and scaling their ventures.
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.