Räume schaffen, Zugang zu venture capital, bessere Vernetzung hat Johannes schon genannt.
Ich möchte noch "über den Tellerrand gucken" hinzufügen. Was passiert woanders? Und warum dort?
Gründer in den USA nennen folgende Schlüssel-Kompenenten für eine Startup Ansiedlung:
1. Eine städtische Ja-Kultur, 2. Talent-Pool / Nachwuchsförderung (Universität) 3. Diversity, 4. attraktives urbanes Umfeld, 5. gute Verkehrsanknüpfung
Das war das Ergebnis dieser start-up city Konferenz, http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/start-up-city-miami/2014/
Punkt 4 finde ich auch interessant in Bezug auf die aktuelle Viva Viktoria Debatte. Startup-Entrepreneuere lieben das vibriende urbane Leben, inner city hipster neigborhoods wie So-Ma in San Francisco, Wicker Park in Chicago oder Braamfontein in Johannesburg. Sterile Bürogebäude auf der grünen Wiese sind ihnen ein Graul.
A culture of yes. Bureaucrats may believe that they are formalizing best practices and fairness, but too often they shoot themselves in the foot by instituting cumbersome processes that discourage startups and new companies from doing business in their cities. “No, you can’t do that.” No, that’s not how we do it.” “No, that is not our process.” New businesses add jobs, help neighborhoods, and expand the tax base. Cities need to train both their leadership and workforce to find their way to yes.
Talent. It’s a simple concept. If you’re going to launch a business you need a team of the best and brightest to help it succeed. Having access to a deep pool of skilled and ambitious workers is key.
Diversity. Entrepreneurs want to be able to draw on the talents of a diverse workforce with different perspectives, who can contribute new ideas and discover new things. They are looking for cities that are open and accepting of everyone, whether they are young, old, straight, gay, or of any racial background or national origin.
Amenities. Entrepreneurs value quality of place. They are bored with nerdistans and suburban office parks surrounded by acres of parking lots. They are looking for vibrant downtowns, with walkability, access to restaurants, arts and culture, and green spaces where they can recharge and re-engage.
Transportation networks. Entrepreneurs are constantly on the move. They need access to the international airports, highways, and local transit that can keep them connected to their customers, suppliers, and backers—whether they are halfway around the world or just across town.