One of my VC partners sent me a long video clip (31 minutes) today of a speech given by Svante Myrick, the Mayor of Ithaca, NY. He was elected at the age of 24, and has been on the job a couple of years. I know him and I like him a lot. He is making things happen in Ithaca.
Here is the video. I rarely watch long videos. My partner who sent this to me even more rarely watches long videos…..so I knew it was worth watching.
Here are my take away points about Svante after watching the video (the video just solidified many things I already knew about him): energetic, creative, strong moral barometer, trustworthy, fiscally responsible, highly motivated, funny, passionate and strong leader.
And there you have a list of attributes of a great startup company entrepreneur!