So if you’re checking off all the ingredients you need to build your own startup ecosystem, just count how many people you have whose fulltime profession it is to support the ecosystem through their normal course of business—not just a side gig or an economic project. Get enough of those and you’ll have your community.

That’s the last paragraph of this post. Unfortunately, we have very few (down to zero?) people in Vancouver whose fulltime job it is to support the community. Everything else rings very true as well, such as "[Government] grants are nice, but they don’t come with the expertise of investors who have worked with tons of startups before".