Ian Hathaway is co-author of the new book The Startup Community Way, on entrepreneurial ecosystems published in July 2020 and has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.
Currently, he leads product development for ecosystem advisory at Techstars, where he works with entrepreneurs and community leaders around the world to support their path towards building better ecosystems. Ian is a startup advisor, mentor, and investor, including at The Fund. He is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-founder and board member at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and a research fellow at Boston University.
On this episode you'll learn:
How do think tanks affect policy on entrepreneurship and venture capital [5:39]
How did Ian end up co-authoring The Startup Community Way with Brad Feld? [14:35]
Has COVID-19 accelerated Ian's thesis on startup ecosystem development or has it altered his framework? [21:12]