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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #109  •  August 1  •  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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Ecosystem Overview
Is the startup ecosystem in Cambodia ripe for a new era of growth?
A deep look at the anticipated tech boom in Cambodia and how it can support the local ecosystem.
Rwanda: Survey Shows Growing Ecosystem for Startups

Startups in Eastern Europe Tap Public Money as Private Investors Bail

Inclusion Matters
World War II-Era Obstacle Is Curbing French Startup Diversity
The startup scene in France has the same problem that plagues the industry everywhere – too little diversity. Trouble is, in France you can’t measure it.
Startup investing has a race problem. Here’s why Black-owned tech hubs are key to closing the racial wealth gap
The CEO of Village Capital argues that these key tech hubs are not getting the resources they need. But there are two simple ways for anyone to help them get what they need.
Building racial equity in tech ecosystems to spur local recovery
A framework with recommendations to help solve the country’s racial wealth equity problem amid the pandemic.
Notable VC Brad Feld says tech workers scattered by COVID-19 could create new startup communities that are unique to each region

Asia Pacific’s startup economy is going through a “major transition” amid the increasing democratization of tech across the globe

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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