It is rare to talk to one's entrepreneurial idols. However it did happen to Jan when he took a chance to connect with Brad Feld: founder, author & VC.
Two years ago, Steffen Matz co-founder & CEO of smi.ag delivered a keynote on his experience in VC-funding. One book he pasionately recommended in his talk was Brad Feld's Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. Usually I can trust Steffen to point towards very useful resources. So I ordered the book, started reading and did not stop until I finished it all.
Getting "hooked on Feld" - I ordered the entire "StartUp Revolution" series and to this day find them to be among the most useful books I've ever studied and applied.
One book in particular stands out for our work at Best of X - Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City It serves as a "HowTo"-guide for building sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems. I promise to show some highlights of the book in another post soon.
So besides reading my ramblings about great books - you might understand that Brad made it into the range of authors I consider a must-read.
Hence I've contacted him to see whether he could contribute to Best of Munich in any way. To be honest I didn't expect an answer - the more happy I am to show you this: