During my Monday morning flights, I finished Susan Cain's book Quiet. It describes some attributes
The Founder Institute released a Startup Ecosystem Canvas recently. As someone that moved from a mature startup ecosystem (Los Angeles) to a younger startup ecosystem (Bismarck, ND), it is an interesting read. I commend the good folks at organizations like Bismarck's IDEA Center and 1M Cups for fostering this ecosystem. They appear to be hitting many of the key pieces of the canvas well.
Now that I am settled in North Dakota, I hope to start playing a more productive role in the ecosystem. It's an exciting time for Bismarck and small cities everywhere that can create a startup ecosystem. FI's work should help this process.