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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #92  •  January 31  •  View online  •  Suggest a link to us
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.

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Community Spotlight
Starting up in Bogotá, Colombia: A guide for foreign entrepreneurs
A look at why Colombia has become a stable, investment-friendly country.
Lagos emerges best startup’s ecosystem in Africa

Ecosystem Overview
The 10 most startup friendly countries in 2020
There are many factors for a startup to be successful including determination, motivation, innovation, talented workforce, aspirational leaders, and of course, a great idea. Also, there should be easy access to investments, support from accelerators and incubators, and a strong as well as well-developed infrastructure.
Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

S. Korea’s prosperous startups mainly funded by foreign capital
Dominance of overseas investment indicates weakness in Korea’s private capital market
Pakistan: The next big Asian market for tech startups?
Pakistan’s young and tech-savvy population, market of over 220 million people and increasing levels of local capital are creating opportunities for tech entrepreneurs, as Miriam Partington reports.
Maturing startups give Kenyan tech space a welcome funding boost
As recently as 2017, we had our concerns about whether or not the Kenyan startup space was developing in the hoped-for manner, but it seems we needn’t have worried.
With Union Budget 2020-2021 just around the corner, Indias startup ecosystem is hopeful that the government will make further changes to the Angel Tax to address their pain points.

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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