The Achilles Heel of Startup Ecosystems

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Across the world, various economic development organizations, government agencies, and non-profits are putting in admirable and well-intentioned efforts to develop startup ecosystems. Everyone is excited when a new company gets funded in their ecosystem, but no one spends much time thinking about where the money comes from to fund that deal. Take the example of goTenna , a thriving communications hardware startup located in Downtown Brooklyn that employees almost 50 people.

The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe


This year we dove headfirst into the rise of corporate venture capital, the changing nature of venture capital education, and the important task of startup ecosystem building. The post The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe appeared first on 500 Startups.


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A close look at Singapore’s thriving startup ecosystem


In addition, Toni works on several digital-economy-related initiatives that support the scaling of digital businesses, stimulate startup ecosystems and accelerate the digital transformation of key industries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Toni Eliasz. Contributor.

Oklahoma’s startup ecosystem ensures capital continuum for emerging ventures

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All critical success factors — but not make-or-break in the same way capital is to a startup company. In the startup world, the sources of those funds are angel investors and venture capitalists. News capital entrepreneurs Scott Meacham startup ecosystem startups TBFP

Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup

The Importance of Angel Investing in the Startup Ecosystem


Smith Show,” Jeff Sloan talks with City Side Ventures‘ Doron York… The post The Importance of Angel Investing in the Startup Ecosystem appeared first on StartupNation. On this segment of “The Pre W.

Holmes’ sentencing sends a clear message that the startup ecosystem must be built on good faith


Sure, due diligence matters in the investment process, but lying about your capabilities can undercut the founder-investor relationship — and in extreme cases, to the detriment of the larger, global startup market.

What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem


But most venture-backed startups are “still overwhelmingly white, male, Ivy-League-educated and based in Silicon Valley,” according to a study conducted by RateMyInvestor and Diversity VC. Venture funding does remain elusive , but here are some tricks for startup founders to hack the system.

What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?


Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. It made me immediately wonder if all it takes to create a startup ecosystem is deep pockets.

Detroit’s Monica Wheat Strengthens Startup Ecosystem with Equality and Inclusion


A strategist, educator and venture developer, Southfield native Monica Wheat has dedicated her career to venture capital, but what truly sets her apart is her dedication to improving Detroit’s startup community and making it more inclusive to women and girls.

the role universities play in startup ecosystem development

Venture Well

We explore the role universities play in regional ecosystem development, and how they can help level the playing field for all entrepreneurs. The post the role universities play in startup ecosystem development appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship

New Zealand’s startup ecosystem poised to grow more ‘tall poppies’


Notable companies and exits like Xero , Pushpay, Aroa Biosurgery , Vend , Seequent , Halter and Rocket Lab have put local startups on the map, but the scene is still immature and will need steady direction before it becomes a globally competitive ecosystem.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Angel Funding In Our Local Startup Ecosystem (Episode 273)


We’ve made it clear here on the Business Beat just how important angel funding is to any startup ecosystem. Now one local angel important to our regional startup ecosystem is Dan Bober. Now one local angel important to our regional startup ecosystem is Dan Bober.

The Subtle Change Happening in the Startup Ecosystem and How Savvy Entrepreneurs Are Embracing It

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entrepreneurship startup entrepreneur business foundersCould this be the competitive advantage you’ve been looking for? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Foreign investors have a bigger role to play in growing Latin America’s startup ecosystem


There has been significant hype around Latin America’s startup success. For good reason, too: Startups have raised $9.3 But while the industry hails the rise of the region’s ecosystem and its growing fleet of unicorns , Latin America’s startup story has a far longer past.

Growing deal flow into Africa’s startup ecosystem

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As entrepreneurship increasingly becomes a cornerstone of this emerging inclusive growth journey, the need for early-stage investment capital increases, demanding support for initiatives towards the access of capital for the ecosystem to thrive.

Israel’s startup ecosystem powers ahead, amid a year of change


It had produced, and was poised to produce, an enormous number of technology startups, given its relatively small size. The moniker became so ubiquitous, both at home and abroad, that “Israel Startup Nation” is now the name of the country’s professional cycling team. After a record year for Israeli startups, 16 investors tell us what’s next. Israel’s startups industry began emerging in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Restrictions on acquisitions would stifle the US startup ecosystem, not rein in big tech


US rule changes could mean more startups would need government approval to hire immigrants. Acquisitions are an important element of the startup ecosystem. Despite best efforts, company failure is the most common outcome — more than 90% of startups fail. Jeff Farrah.

VCs discuss the opportunities – and challenges – in Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem


Like many in the Steel City startup community, both share a focus on the historically difficult task of keeping startups in town. I asked Peduto and Mawhinney what the single biggest obstacle has been in building out Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem.

Shine & Rise Promotes Gender Diversity in Tech Startup Ecosystem


Smith Show,” Jeff talks with Kristina Oberly and Alison Todak of… The post Shine & Rise Promotes Gender Diversity in Tech Startup Ecosystem appeared first on StartupNation. Jeff Sloan StartupNation Radio StartupNation Radio/Podcast Tech startups The Pre W. On this segment of “The Pre W.

[OurCrowd in Khaleej Times] OurCrowd keen to boost UAE’s startup ecosystem


Global venture investing platform OurCrowd is busy implementing its aggressive growth plans in the UAE as it sees huge synergy between the UAE and Israel’s startup ecosystem.

What Is Startup Ecosystem? How Does It Work?


Startups are the new buzzwords in the business world. The post What Is Startup Ecosystem? Startup EssentialsThese. Read more. How Does It Work? appeared first on Feedough.

How Will Beneficial Ownership and Blue Sky Fees Legislation Impact the Startup Ecosystem?

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If these startups don’t comply, they face substantial fines and potential jail time. By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer One of the fundamentals pillars of the Angel Capital Association is protecting and advocating for the rights of angel investors and the entrepreneurs they support.

Early Q3 indications show India’s startup ecosystem is going gangbusters


That none of those numbers really surprised you is indicative of how active the Indian startup ecosystem has become. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. That data set indicated that Indian startups raised $6.3 Indeed, Indian startups have raised $17.23

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Cleaveland Jewish News] Tech giants tell Jerusalem Day narrative of the capital’s thriving startup ecosystem


The post [OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Cleaveland Jewish News] Tech giants tell Jerusalem Day narrative of the capital’s thriving startup ecosystem appeared first on OurCrowd.

Time to grab your pass to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco


We can’t wait to welcome you and more than 10,000 other attendees to our flagship event — the epicenter of the startup ecosystem. . Startup Battlefield 200: Startup Battlefield is expanding! It is, by far, the best launching pad for early-stage startups.

The Expanding World of Accelerators


Many of the globe’s most well-known and disruptive startups were propelled from the hallways of legendary accelerators such as Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups. AirBnb, Dropbox, Zenefits, Stripe, DigitalOcean, Heroku, Optimizely, Intercom, Reddit, and hundreds of other startup success stories were all briskly brought to life. The Startup EcosystemIn some ways, it is now difficult to imagine a world without accelerators.

“We are going to create the best environment for startups in Europe”


Spain’s government is gearing up to pass the country’s first ever startup law. The process of debating and agreeing the details of this startup ecosystem support framework is expected to take between six and nine months. In Spain, the average lifespan of a startup is 2.7

Startup Ecosystem Report : Boston vs rest of the world

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The good folks at Startup Genome continue to produce data where none existed. After their first effort (the phenomenally useful Startup Genome Data) they are back with a systematic analysis of startup ecosystems around the globe. Unsurprisingly perhaps the findings on Boston point towards an earnest attitude to building real businesses with real revenues : Boston startups review metrics more often than SV. Boston Startups boston ecosystem startup

How Pariti is connecting founders with capital, resources and talent in emerging markets


According to Startup Genome , Beijing, London, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Tel Aviv are some of the world’s best startup ecosystems. Startup ecosystems from emerging markets excluding China and India didn’t make the organisations’ top 40 list last year.

Coral Capital closes third fund with $128M for startups in Japan


Riney and Sawayama, who were co-founders of 500 Startups Japan, launched their first fund in partnership with 500 Startups in February 2016. The Japanese startup ecosystem is striking its stride now compared to 9 years ago, Riney said.

Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?


When Zoom announced Zapps last month — the name has since been wisely changed to Zoom Apps — VC Twitter immediately began speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video conferencing service to becoming a launching pad for startup innovation.

Dear Sophie: How can I get my startup off the ground and visit the US?


Dear Sophie, I’m a female entrepreneur who created my first startup a few months ago. Once my startup gets off the ground — and as COVID-19 gets under control — I’d like to visit the United States to test the market and meet with investors. Sophie Alcorn. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

What Is A Startup Accelerator?


The startup ecosystem is not as easy-going as it looks. Startup EssentialsRead more.

3 Lessons From My Meanest Customer Ever?—?Customers Aren’t Always Right

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Her aggressive approach to business proves why the rat race mentality injects unnecessary poison into the startup ecosystem. business entrepreneurship startup marketing sales

500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator


If 500 has learned one thing from investing in over 75 countries, it’s the importance of placing bets in all the right founders and helping build ecosystems for them to thrive in. One of these often-overlooked regions is Russia, which despite challenges, has a booming tech and startup ecosystem. Thirty hand-selected startups took. The post 500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator appeared first on 500 Startups.

Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community


It was the first of five trips we’re making around the world where accelerators, corporate partners, and startups come together around one purpose: Helping startups who are operating in unique places around the world (“everywhere else” places—the cities that might not be considered major tech hubs) gain more momentum, wherever they call home. ” “There is always time to help out a startup founder.”