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Startup Communities Digest

Issue #24  •  September 7  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.
Accessibility Matters
Access is the Scarcest Commodity in Startupland • Tomasz Tunguz
The SEC announced last week that it wants to find ways to let Main Street investors access stage private venture companies. This news item underscores an important trend that is reshaping the industry. Today in Startupland, startup access is the scarcest commodity. Everybody wants an allocation, an opportunity to invest in the very best companies. The SEC story highlights how much has changed in Startupland. In this post, I’ll touch on three.
Bay Area universities, MIT, Harvard top startup ranking for grads who raise venture capital – GeekWire

Community Spotlight
Estonia has just 1.3 million people, so why are its startups setting investment records? | ZDNet
Startups in small Baltic state Estonia have attracted over half a billion dollars in investments in just 1.5 years.
Funding trends reveal how Seattle startups are starting to rival their Silicon Valley counterparts – GeekWire

Coventry is one of UK's top start-up cities - CoventryLive

Ecosystem Overview

Corporate Support
Why Would Big Tech Companies Give Away Free Patents? | Corporate Counsel

Government Influence

​South Australian Budget earmarks millions for innovation and startups | ZDNet

SA’s entrepreneurs are not thriving, warns survey
South African entrepreneurs are not thriving and more needs to be done to improve the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“Europe has a unique opportunity to lead in Deep Tech” | Silicon Canals

CIO's Advice to Government: Be Open to Startups

Big boost – Gazette – Memorial University of Newfoundland

Europe has many problems when it comes to building successful tech companies. But one of the most vexing is the lack of those older giants that are so critical to the health of an ecosystem.   •   Share

Try This @Home
How To Mentor (Part One): Learning To Be A Mentee By Investor Wendy Tan-White
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