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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #85  •  November 22  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.

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Community Spotlight
How San Antonio is Building a Startup Culture
Many of the practices startups embrace — moving quickly, failing fast, developing prototypes — are frequently absent in local government.
Davis Square: A place where startups grow, but don’t always stay - The Boston Globe

Much Love
A love letter to entrepreneurship support organizations by Natalie Self
The impact of ESOs is immeasurable – and support for them is critical to our communities and economy.
Ecosystem Overview
Africa’s startup ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

Inclusion Matters
"It's a no-brainer": Can startups crack Finland's workplace diversity problem?

How Slush gave Finland its mojo back — and built a thriving ecosystem
Every year Slush brings together the world’s tech elite to Helsinki. But for Finland, it’s so much more than just a startup conference.
Nurturing Scotland's tech start-ups is a virtuous circle for us all - Turing Fest's Brian Corcoran

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Silicon Valley should envy New York City: Why we’re not going down the same divisive, tech-bro-dominated road
A year ago, Amazon announced it had chosen New York for one of its two HQ2 cities, promising at least 25,000 jobs to be located in Long Island City. While that obviously did not go according to plan, the fundamentals that led Amazon to choose New York — the most expensive city under consideration, offering a much smaller incentive package than some other locations — remain the same. A robust and diverse economy, a uniquely international and diverse population, and strong universities continue to support the growth of our tech sector.
Try This @ Home
Portland software firm to mentor startups; Puppet to host companies for free, five-month residencies

Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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