The conversation around entrepreneurship in the digital world and social media has escaped the walls of Silicon Valley and the community of entrepreneurs has gotten closer than ever. Entrepreneurs support and share their experience with each other and they get inspiration from success stories across the globe. But when interested in making a change with their businesses, who do they turn to for inspiration and guidance? We decided to take a closer look.
We partnered with PeerIndex, to come up with a list featuring the 25 most influential people tweeting about entrepreneurship. Our top 25 list is not ranked based on their overall PeerIndex score, but based on each one’s topic resonance score, which measures their actions within the entrepreneur community.
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You can follow our list of the entrepreneur community’s top 25 influentials on Twitter here or get more info on the PeerIndex group we’ve created to stay on top of the latest news, get inspired or get valuable advice. And, let us know your suggestions for people to follow if you are interested in entrepreneurship in the comments!
1. Steve Blank
Advises start-up companies and teaches at Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and Columbia. Famous for defining startups as: “a temporary organization in search of a repeatable business model.” Find out more about his work and books here.
2. Brad Feld
Managing Director at Foundry Group, Mobius Venture Capital, Intensity Ventures, member of Board of Directors at Gold Systems, Co-Founder of TechStars (see our recent story) and Chairman at National Center for Women and IT.
3. Eric Ries
4. Bijan Sabet
General Partner at Spark Capital, Twitter investor and board member.
5. Umair Haque
Director of the Havas Media Lab, author of The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business and founder of Bubblegeneration. You can read his posts on Harvard Business Review.
6. Mark Suster
Entrepreneur that sold both his companies, BuildOnline to publicly traded French company and Koral to Salesforce.com and now is a partner at venture capital firm GRP Partners. Read more about him on Both Sides Of The Table.
7. Dave McClure
Founding partner at 500 Startups, co-founder/organizer at StartupVisa.com, founder/creator at GeeksOnaPlane, organizer & founder at Startup2Startup, advisor, investor & boardmember at myGengo, Twilio, Inc. and TeachStreet.com, advisor at Kiva.org, startup advisor and angel investor at 500 Hats LLC (Sole Proprietorship)
8. Rand Fishkin
9. Rob Go
10. Martin Varsavsky
11. Ben Yoskovitz
12. Tim Berry
13. Roger Ehrenberg
Founder and managing partner of IA Ventures. Roger currently sits on the boards of BankSimple, Kinetic Global Markets, Metamarkets, Recorded Future, and The Trade Desk, and is a Board observer of SavingStar. He blogs at Information Arbitrage.
14. Vivek Wadhwa
15. Bryce Roberts
Co-founder and managing director at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). At OATV he focuses on consumer and enterprise software and services investments.
16. Hiten Shah
17. Jason Calacanis
18. David Cancel
19. Gary Vaynerchuk
20. Mark Bao
The youngest one in our list, Bao is president and CEO at Avecora, co-founder at Supportbreeze and EveryoneGive, CEO at Adaptance Advertising and Classleaf, founder and director at Genevine Foundation and The Center for Ethical Business, founder at Genevine and CTO, co-founder at TickrTalk. See our epic interview with Bao here.
21. Neil Patel
22. Sarah Lacy
Senior editor at TechCrunch.com, author of the book Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos. You can read her personal blog here.
23. David Skok
24. Chris Dixon
25. hussein kanji
Early stage technology investor, advisor to Chairman at Eros International Plc, board director at Nivio Technologies, advisor at Byhiras LLP and board member at International Alumni Council at London Business School.