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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #81  •  October 12  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.

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Give a Great Pitch & Position Your Product with Techstars Entrepreneur's Toolkit

Your startup needs a great pitch. David Mandell's experiences, as co-founder and CEO of Pivot Desk (Techstars 2012, Acquired by SquareFoot), former managing director of global communication for Deloitte Consulting, and Techstars EIR, have given him insight into great messaging and product positioning. Learn from David's actionable insights on how to effectively communicate your business through your pitch and drive customers to your solution.
Inclusion Matters
Data Show that Gender-Inclusive Founding Teams Have Greater Success in Fundraising and Innovation
By Collin West and Gopinath Sundaramurthy
The glass ceiling is being chipped away more and more each year, but the task of shattering it is far from over.
In the ever-evolving realm of startups and venture capital in the United States, we find that teams with at least one female founder tend
Not much is being done to address the gender gap in the VC space: Carman Chan of Click Ventures

Community Spotlight
Startup Guide Paris: how the City of Lights is also defining itself as a new hub for entrepreneurs
The Startup Guide series of books, launched in 2014 by Copenhagen-based publisher Sissel Hansen, covers over 20 cities such as London, Stockholm, Lisbon, Capetown, and Miami. See our reviews of the guidebooks for New York, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Johannesburg, and Singapore. Startup Guide Paris
Singapore Startup Ecosystem: An Entrepreneurs' Paradise?

Ecosystem Overview
As Billions Flow Into Latin America, Its Startup Scene Scales
So far, it’s been a good year for Latin America when it comes to venture funding.
Malaysia’s cunning plan for start-up dominance: if you can’t beat them, own them

Check out: These are the founders’ most favourite startup hubs in Europe
European technology news from the startup ecosystem. Founder and publisher: Remco Janssen. Follow us on Twitter: @siliconcanals.
Perspective
Rick Turoczy Says the Myth of the Unflappable Entrepreneur Is “All Bullshit”
The godfather of Portland startups talks about what’s special in Rose City tech—and what it must improve.
Here’s Why Every Entrepreneur Should Find A Mentor

What's our Triangle Startup Ecosystem's secret weapon? It's not what you may think …

Strengthening Our Startup Community

Why we moved our Silicon Valley startup to Canada | VentureBeat
Relocating to Vancouver took us from near zero revenue and a handful of staff to a projected run rate of $55 million with 400-plus employees.

The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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