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Organic vs. Manufactured Community - Rob Go on HBS Startup Tribe

posted Nov 10, 2010, 7:11 PM by Jessica Bloomgarden   [ updated Nov 10, 2010, 7:13 PM by Andrew Rosenthal ]

Awesome HBS Startup Tribe shout out: 

"A new example of really amazing organic community is being formed at the Harvard Business School.  It’s the startup tribe (  Professor Tom Eisenmann deserves a lot of credit for promoting this community over the years, but he’ll be the first to admit that all he did was add a little fuel to the potential energy that already existed among the student community.  Every year, there are individuals within the student community that just emerge as the nexus of entrepreneurial thought and activity.  Guys like David Vivero (‘08), Sunil Nagaraj (‘09), and Rafael Corrales(‘10).  Their group of friends and similar startup conspirators informally embodied the “startup tribe”, although you wouldn’t have any idea it was happening from the outside.  Recently, a few really motivated students have tried to create some structure around this by having regular meetups, an online nexus for the community, and other events.  Now, HBS has had a TechMedia Club and an Entrepreneurship Club for years and years.  But I think this Startup Tribe is completely different and the more authentic entrepreneurs will gravitate naturally to this organic community vs. more manufactured ones. "