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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #56  •  April 19  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.
Community Spotlight
5 reasons why Rotterdam is the next hottest tech hub in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam | Silicon Canals
Rotterdam has witnessed some tremendous growth in the last few years. Check out 5 reasons why Rotterdam is the next tech hub in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam
Will Lisbon’s startup ecosystem become dependent on its suburbs?
Small suburbs such as Lisbon’s Cascais are proving to be instrumental in sustaining Lisbon’s flourishing startup ecosystem.
Ecosystem Overview
Jumia's IPO puts Africa's tech startups at a turning point — Quartz Africa
African startups raised between $700 million and $1.2 billion last year.
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This VC Firm has Set its Eyes on Building Startups in Southeast Asia. What Makes SEA the Hotbed for Investors?

Creating a startup ecosystem in Upper Egypt
Some 500 kilometres south of Cairo, entrepreneurs in Upper Egypt are attempting to emulate the capital’s thriving startup scene.
Inclusion Matters
Rebalance: This equity free program aims to Rebalance the gender disparity in startup ecosystem

Perspective
How coworking spaces are boosting startup ecosystem in tier ll cities - The Financial Express
Coworking spaces are set to boom in tier-II cities as the total space in this sector could reach about 6-10 million square feet by 2020. This augurs well for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.
China’s startup ecosystem is hitting back at demanding working hours

I consider myself as one of the people who is at the center of the Turkish startup ecosystem. I have access to many founders, non-governmental organizations and investors of all shapes and sizes. I have to say that what I am observing is that the startup ecosystem is in a dying state.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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