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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #83  •  October 25  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.

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Community Spotlight
An entrepreneur’s guide to Amsterdam’s tech ecosystem
The Dutch capital Amsterdam has long been rated amongst the most visited cities in Europe, attracting upwards of 19 million tourists in 2018. However, the powers that be in Amsterdam are looking to reduce the flow of tourists, and shift international focus from certain aspects of its national life from which the country is commonly associated, such as its recreational drug culture.
Startup Guide Cairo: how this city is a leading hub for mobility and fintech entrepreneurs

Startup Terrace — linking Taiwan’s startup ecosystem and connecting with the world

11 US cities poised to be the next hot spot for start-ups—and what people earn there

Inclusion Matters
Bumble, OV thrive in Austin's female-focused startup community
The small startup ecosystem has become an advantage for female founders in Austin.
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Crunchbase Report: Venture Funding For Female Founders Falls

Ecosystem Overview
Oman's startup opportunity
The sultanate of Oman is gearing up to turbocharge its entrepreneurship ecosystem. While the Gulf state has not been traditionally known for its wealth of startup programmes, Oman’s newly laid Vision 2040 is helping to accelerate the country’s plans to become a global tech and small to medium-sized (SME) hub.
$1 billion has flowed from venture investors to Front Range companies this year

The Best States to Start a Business

Perspective
Threat of violence stifles Mexico’s promising startup scene
Faced with fears of extortion and violence, Mexican entrepreneurs tend to avoid publicity. Unfortunately, the trade-off for security is stunted growth in an economy in need of stimulation and stability.
Patience and high-quality mentoring crucial ingredients as country marches ahead
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Can post-Brexit London remain the hub for European startups?
More than three years have passed since the EU referendum marked the start of Britain’s departure from Europe, and uncertainty still swamps the process. Multiple deal proposals have been rejected, British MPs have been fired by their own party leaders, and parliament was recently illegally suspended. To make matters worse, the looming prospect of leaving without a deal has now become a reality. Amid concerns over trade and migration — plus a hefty divorce payment to the EU — the future for startups in the UK looks just as turbulent.
Silicon Valley may be the gold standard for technology hubs. But when it comes to securing money for startups, the region that holds that moniker – the Northern California counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo – is actually taking in a smaller share of funding than it once did.

Copenhagen Startups Need To Think Global Earlier
While Copenhagen knows it can’t compete with Silicon Valley or Beijing on all fronts, it is emerging as a hub of excellence in specific sectors like fintech, healthtech and edtech, where Denmark is the world’s second largest investor.
Try This @Home
InnovateKC: City pivots to startup-in-residence program to leverage local tech ingenuity
A new administration equals a new spin on established ideas, Nia Richardson explained, previewing the launch of Kansas City’s InnovateKC program. 

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