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Beyond Silicon Valley: The Startup Community Way (Ian Hathaway, Techstars)

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Student Life Digital Event

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

10 AM – 11 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join us on September 28 at 10 a.m. EST via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University class, Beyond Silicon Valley: The Startup Community Way, for a discussion about building successful and sustainable startup communities with Ian Hathaway, Head of Ecosystems at Techstars and co-author of The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Beyond Silicon Valley (BSV) is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed and taught by Michael Goldberg, Veale Institute's Executive Director, for CWRU and is taken by students around the world.

We are live streaming lectures from BSV for our Open Class series.

To join the Zoom Webinar follow this link:

We will also be broadcasting this roundtable to Facebook Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's Facebook page on September 28 at 10 a.m.


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Ian Hathaway

Head of Ecosystems


Ian Hathaway is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and writer, with expertise in startups, technology, and venture capital. He has worked with leading global organizations to develop new products, shape competitive strategies, and cultivate high-performance teams. Ian has built new ventures, worked with established companies to expand into new markets, and helped numerous entrepreneurs shape early ideas into viable businesses.

Ian has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals, and is co-author of The Startup Community Way, a book on entrepreneurial ecosystems published in July 2020. His writing and views are regularly cited in leading press outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, and many others. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.

Ian has advised organizations in the technology and media, startup and venture capital, financial and professional services, and non-profit and public policy sectors on a range of strategic, innovation, and analytical matters. His clients have included large multinationals, high-growth startups, leading investors and service providers, prominent research institutions, and influential advocacy organizations, among others.

Currently, he leads investment analytics at Techstars, which supports the firm’s capital formation, fund management, and investment strategy activities globally. Previously, he built and led the global ecosystems business at Techstars. Ian is an active startup advisor, mentor, and investor; a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and a board member at the Center for American Entrepreneurship.

Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank and World Trade Organization, lead innovation initiatives at Bloomberg and Frontier Economics, was an advisor or early employee in Silicon Valley venture-backed startups (successes and failures), founded and sold an analytics and economic advisory firm, and was an adjunct professor at New York University. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.

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