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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #72  •  August 9  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.

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Ecosystem Overview
The reasons behind Egypt's startup boom
Barely a week goes by without a startup in Egypt announcing an investment round. The country has over the past few years ramped up its entrepreneurial activity, becoming the fastest growing ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region according to a report by Magnitt.
Govt support and young population set Vietnam's startup scene abuzz

Community Spotlight
Philly startups need more early-stage investments to compete
If Philadelphia ever wants to compete with the likes of Silicon Valley and New York City, it needs to fund the innovative ideas and rapid growth of startups.
Abuja start-up ecosystem is growing

Perspective
Visa concerns deter foreign-born Ph.D.s from working in startups, study finds

Make in India Movement and Indian Startup Ecosystem

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Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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