Innoventures' 'Local' Startup Community

I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Feld’s book, Startup Communities – Building An Entrpreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.  While every local ecosystem begins with the dream of emulating Silicon Valley, the truth is that technology and human connections, too, have vastly evolved since the region’s original success. Boulder, CO, where Brad Feld is from, is quite a success story in and of its own – and yet the city’s success stems from a very different unique set of strategic opportunities and efforts. 

Brad Feld and others have convincingly proved the value and purpose of startup centers.  However, our quest here is to redefine ‘local.’  Can ‘local,’ for us be defined as the boundaries of Softtek?

Our goal here is to create a corporate ecosystem founded by the same concepts of a local one.  Our platform is open, mentor driven, and inclusive of everyone within the community.  A bigger part of our vision is to create this harmonized community in an open and porous medium. 

After all, this is Thomas Friedman's flat world.  Instead of plugging into a city, Softtekians plug into a hot-flat-wide network of Innoventures.  Our local ecosystem comprises of virtual platforms with Softtek roots - with the binding ties being access to a common base of technologies, customers, governments, and even universities.

In essence, as Innoventures, we act as the body to translate business ideas and needs across the continents in which we operate.  Here, we re-define local.  Our ‘local’ is an open, flat, global network. 

 We have a long term strategy that engages a calculated structure.  Local Startup Community

Our local, Innoventures community sets out to solve world’s challenges that are sometimes also deeply local – where we partner with our customers, governments, and our alliances.  Our program, as a result, taps into varied forms of thought, leadership, and opinions.  Our hope, however, is to merge various regional groups to create an honest and yet virtual environment where technology and new initiative development come together. 

While our model is still under construction, quite literally, we are hoping to bring stories of promise to investors and others committed to driving entrepreneurship. 

Perhaps, it’s not ‘local’ that forms an ‘local-startup-ecosystem’ – but it’s in fact a community, a group of individuals with similar goals and common dreams – who come together and remain committed together to forming initiatives of value. 

Mexico’s ecosystem, in which Innoventures hopes to contribute actively, is at its early stages of formation.  It’s not in the distant future when all the smaller ecosystems spurting up within Mexico, including us, will come together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.  

Topics: venture capital, innovation, entrepreneurship, Innoventures, startup, innoventures program

What is Softtek Innoventures?

Softtek Innoventures is an initiative aimed at driving innovation and entrepreneurship within Softtek. We are committed to making a valuable impact on Mexico’s expanding entrepreneurial culture and startup ecosystem.

Softtek Innoventures was set up as a multi-national program, working across borders in the US and in Mexico City.

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