San Antonio Startup Community: We aren't done yet?!

Not even close. We have a long road ahead of us to transform San Antonio into a startup city.

Building a startup community from scratch is a 20-25 year process. It can be longer depending on the gaps that need to be filled.

Look at this chart of large tech employers in the Austin region:

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/subscriber-only/2016/02/26/tech-employers-2016.html

Except for Apple, all started in the 1980’s or 1990’s. Only 30 years later is Austin at a scale that matters to a VC in Silicon Valley.

If you’re more interested in how it’ll be done, I recommend reading Brad Feld’s book called Startup Communities:

https://www.amazon.com/Startup-Communities-Building-Entrepreneurial-Ecosystem/dp/1480563854

In it, he makes the case for his Boulder Thesis. One of his contentions is that this community transformation must be lead by the entrepreneurs themselves. If you want to help, holler at your boy. 🙂

Michael Girdley