End the Speculation! Let’s Get Some Facts About Today’s Entrepreneurial Markets…
“New York entrepreneurship and venture capital are on fire.” “Silicon Valley is on the downswing.” “All of the venture firms in Boston are scrambling to set up shop in New York City.” “New York is way too expensive for entrepreneurs!” Depending on which blog you read, you can find almost any opinion on the state of entrepreneurship in Boston, New York, and Silicon Valley.
I set out three months ago with Professor Olav Sorenson of Yale to learn more about these three markets. Our goal is to measure the actual circumstances facing entrepreneurs and investors so that we can suggest some meaningful solutions. At the very least, we hope to get this information in the hands of the leaders that will shape these markets in coming years.
To this end, we launched the 2010 Entrepreneur’s Census sponsored by Yale School of Management yesterday. The Census is a brief, anonymous survey that will quantify elements of the talent pool, funding environment, media coverage, and cost base in each of these markets.
Please visit www.entrepreneurcensus.wordpress.com to learn more about the 2010 Entrepreneur’s Census. Take a few minutes to fill it out. We could all learn a lot!