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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #15  •  July 6  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.
Perspective
3 overlooked elements of thriving startup communities | VentureBeat
Guest PitchBook recently identified three critical factors present in a robust VC ecosystem: density, resources, and talent. Based on my experience, there are a few factors that too many overlook when thinking about what is needed to attract a critical density of startups and tech talent.
Fostering local hi-tech success doesn’t have to mean offering huge tax breaks to companies like Apple and Amazon. Here are some alternative strategies

Diversity: A Competitive Advantage

How diversity helps startups succeed

Ecosystem Overview
Community Spotlight
Rise of the Rest shows Chattanooga, Tennessee's exciting startup scene - Business Insider
The mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee decided that his city’s economy would be transformed by startups. A community of entrepreneurs were happy to help. AOL cofounder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest initiative highlighted these efforts in a visit this past May.
An entrepreneur’s guide to Aruba’s startup scene


Halifax becoming a big fish in the ocean startup ecosystem, and it doesn’t stop there

Policy Concerns
How German policymakers are hurting Berlin’s startups

Try This @Home
The Puerto Rico opportunity: Urgent, tech-ready and women-led - ImpactAlpha

How 997 People Can Make America Great Again | Kauffman.org
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
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