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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #54  •  April 5  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.
Ecosystem Overview
Saudi undergoes entrepreneurship drive but challenges remain
Saudi Arabia’s government is no stranger to technology or entrepreneurship. In fact, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is one of the most prolific investors in startups outside of the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
Perspective
There is a mental health crisis in entrepreneurship. Here’s how to tackle it | World Economic Forum
A recent study suggests that almost half of all entrepreneurs will suffer from poor mental health. Here are three ways to help stem the growing mental health crisis in the business world.
Media must help unite Africa's tech startup scene, but also act as watchdog - Buckland - Ventureburn

Startup Sioux Falls is an answer to entrepreneur ecosystem questions

How Careem has transformed the startup ecosystem of MENA

An insider’s view of the role of an incubator

Why VC Funding is Slowing in Growing Aussie Startup Ecosystem
The Australian startup ecosystem is flourishing. Last year, 712 new startups started operating in the country, and venture capital investment into Australian startups jumped 36 per cent, to reach a record high of $1.25 billion. But that’s not the full story. A report by the government department of industry, innovation and science has shown a decline in growth rates of new investments made by venture capital funds across the country.
Jessica Livingston is perhaps a less known co-founder of Y Combinator. She writes an interesting post on her story of growing up and co-founding YC.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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