The Good life

In our quest to find the factors making start up ecosystems in Austin and Boulder thrive, I couldn’t help but notice how ‘quality of life’ kept on being mentioned by almost everyone we visited. Almost all the entrepreneurs who had moved to these areas said that the quality of life is what attracted them there.Which […]

Uptown Fun(k) in Boulder and Austin

Wow. Where to begin? This class has been such a blessing beyond words. If you have been a true follower throughout our blogging, you know that we have seen and experienced many different and wonderful areas of the startup world. Not to mention, the great cities that we have been able to explore! I have […]

How does Quality of Life Affect a Start-up Community?

A successful start-up community can be measured based on many factors. One of the factors of a thriving start-up community is the ability for that community to attract talented individuals to the area. Why do individuals locate in certain areas versus other areas? One explanation that I have gained from the course, Understanding Start-up Communities, […]

Start Garden Update Night

Rapids of the Future

Inevitably, people often enter a city with preconceived notions of what it has to offer. Going into Grand Rapids, aside from the organizations I’d read about for class, I saw GR for craft beer, Art Prize, GVSU, and various bars and restaurants. After Detroit, it shouldn’t have been shocking to find a large network of […]