Matt Helt is the Program Director of Techstars Startup Week. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through Techstars Startup Week, cities all around the world are able to catalyze their entrepreneurial community by bringing together all the stakeholders involved in the growth of startup ecosystem to organize this five-day event.
From Bloomberg: The U.S. high technology industry looks like it may be too concentrated. One sign of this is the lack of geographic diversity in the venture capital industry, which is highly concentrated in a few technology hubs, mostly on the coasts. But there are a few signs that VC is starting to look beyond the traditional hubs in its quest for returns.
We recently talked to Mr. Hathaway at the ESHIP Summit in Kansas City, and he graciously agreed to provide a bit more commentary on one of his recent reports published on July 31, 2018. In that entrepreneurial ecosystem report, he published a research study regarding ecosystem construction in the United States, “America’s Rising Startup Communities.”
IT exports are becoming an important source of foreign exchange for Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Software Export Board, Pakistan’s IT services earned $3.5 billion in the last fiscal year and according to industry sources, the country is earning annual foreign exchange worth $5.5 billion through the export of IT services – a figure that is expected to grow to six billion dollars in the next fiscal year. This will add up to about 25% of Pakistan’s total exports, if the anticipated $24 billion worth of exports is achieved.
With special guests Amy Nelson, founder and CEO of The Riveter, and Sarah Studer, managing director of Impact Hub Seattle. We recorded this episode in front of a live audience during our meetup Thursday evening at the NeighborHub at Columbia Bank in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.