Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) together announce the launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Louisville.

The Achilles Heel of Startup Ecosystems

This is going to be BIG.

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.

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The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe

500

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.

Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem

TechStars

How does a startup ecosystem grow? Troy Henikoff , Managing Director of MATH Ventures and Co-founder of Excelerate Labs, which became Techstars Chicago, remembers the early days of Chicago’s startup ecosystem, and how #GiveFirst helped it grow.

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.

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.

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

OurCrowd

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.

Startup Ecosystem Report : Boston vs rest of the world

Fred Destin

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. Boston Startups boston ecosystem startup

The Expanding World of Accelerators

Gust

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. The Startup EcosystemIn some ways, it is now difficult to imagine a world without accelerators.

Give First Wherever You Go: One Founder’s Journey from Mexico to Detroit

TechStars

René Pons, co-founder of PPAP Manager, has founded a company in Mexico, run Techstars Startup Weekends across Central America, and gotten into Techstars Detroit. Everywhere he goes, René Gives First and strengthens the startup ecosystem. . How Startup Ecosystems Grow.

The Compare Game For Startup Community Leaders

TechStars

I find that that the same compare game is weaseling itself back into my soul as I work with startup communities around the world. We have all seen this in the rankings of various startup communities. Building a startup community in your city?

The Startup Community Way

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend Brad Feld has updated his excellent book on startup ecosystems called Startup Communities. The updated and expanded book is called The Startup Community Way and it is available for pre-order on Amazon. This suggests to me that we will see tech entrepreneurship and innovation move even more broadly around the US and around the world this decade and The Startup Community Way can be a playbook for how to make that happen.

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

500

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.

Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free

TechStars

The startup ecosystem in Buffalo, NY is on the rise. Today, Buffalo has more startups than ever, as well as a growing community of enthusiastic startup employees, customers, suppliers, mentors, and storytellers, all supporting this groundswell of entrepreneurial activity—more than Buffalo has seen in generations. All this made Buffalo the perfect city to launch our inaugural Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program—and made 43North the perfect partner. .

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

GAN

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.”

How to Replicate Amazon’s Success in Rising Cities

Revolution

Does it mean that big tech will always choose to invest in coastal cities, further enriching strong startup ecosystems? But I’m hopeful that one day we will look back on this as the dawn of a startup revolution. entrepreneurship innovation amazon startup rise-of-the-rest

Challenging Underestimation Through Teenpreneurship Y.E.S. // Dade City, Florida

Co Starters

A lot of the talk you hear about startup communities and ecosystems only has to do with adults. But youth have the potential to be startup ecosystems too. It all started with a kumquat festival.

Techstars Is Coming To Town

TechStars

and Ireland; A maritime tech focused accelerator program in Singapore; A startup ecosystem development program in Buffalo; Techstars Studio , a new offering to rapidly envision, validate, and launch disruptive startups. What a time to be a Techstars company!

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

While entrepreneurs can be found everywhere, some startup ecosystems are thriving more than others. Building a startup community, or startup ecosystem, is no easy task and requires a lot of intentional work. What is a startup community?

Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building: Meet the Voices Championing “Universal Support”

Co Starters

We are proud to sponsor this edition of “ Unsung Heroes ,” a series spotlighting people who are growing the field of ecosystem building. Read the full series at Ecosystem Builder Hub. There is a better way, and many of us know it—entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

In 2010 my brother Mike and I took our e-gift card startup, Instagift , through Techstars Seattle. Brad literally wrote the book on Startup Communities. Over the last decade I’ve been involved in a handful of startups. What does a big company like Southern know about startups?

A New Generation of VCs, A Virtuous Cycle

TechStars

While none of these funds are officially dedicated to supporting Techstars companies, they all know first hand the quality of the startups that come through Techstars. The more I think about, and work toward, helping entrepreneurs succeed, the more I see the importance of a strong ecosystem in startup success. These in-network funds are a natural extension of the Techstars Network, and a great addition to the startup ecosystems in cities across the U.S.

Declan Kelly Joins Techstars Investment Team

TechStars

Kelly will help Techstars increase connectivity between startups and the global venture community to fuel innovation and growth. Declan has been a significant connective tissue between startup founders and the global venture community for years,” said Cody Simms, partner at Techstars.

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With its innovative model for empowering rural women and youth, IndiVillage introduces balance to India’s ecosystem—where cities tend to grow exponentially while rural villages have few economic opportunities. “We general EO Accelerator EO Bangalore EO CARES IndiVillage Ravi Machani startup

Challenging Underestimation Through Teenpreneurship Y.E.S. // Dade City, Florida

Co Starters

A lot of the talk you hear about startup communities and ecosystems only has to do with adults. But youth have the potential to be startup ecosystems too. It all started with a kumquat festival.

Should You Build your Company in a Country Like Lima?

GAN

We met with government officials—the people who oversee the support that startups receive directly from the country—investors investing in the country’s best seed-stage founders, and corporates doing business with the country’s newest startups. Did they feel like Lima was a great place to grow a startup? First, Lima is in an ecosystem full of startups that know how to identify problems and their founders aren’t afraid to go and build solutions to them.

Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

TechStars

October 2, 2019 – Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and HBCUvc , a nonprofit fellowship program providing Black and Latinx students with training and mentorship in venture capital, today announced the launch of a joint 10-city Startup Weekend tour across the country.

SeedFuel–Rowad, Flat6Labs, and Nest on the Bahrain Startup Community

GAN

If you’ve ever wondered what an island like Bahrain has to offer to entrepreneurs and startups, we’re happy to fill you in and let you know how the ecosystem here has developed with the support of key stakeholders.

How We Created our Digital Demo Day Experience

500

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire startup ecosystem, and in the name of safety and support of our founders, we hosted our first-ever Digital Demo Day last week. The post How We Created our Digital Demo Day Experience appeared first on 500 Startups.

Techstars and Innovation Leader Reveal Best Practices for Leveraging Startups in Corporate Innovation

TechStars

Research shows corporations create coherent partnering and investing strategies with startups. Survey research found that large corporations range in their experience and willingness to work with startup entities.

Engaging with the startup community: in conversation with Reece Walker and William McCullough

Startup Catalyst

We talked about how startups have changed over the last few years, what support has meant to them, Startup Catalyst missions and their impact, as well as ways to get involved in the startup community. The 2017 Startup Catalyst Europe Mission cohort?—?Will

Introducing Revolution’s Second Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Revolution

Indeed, our tour is a key part of our investment strategy, as it provides us with the opportunity to really understand the dynamics of a particular startup ecosystem. Startups need talented individuals to fill roles in areas like marketing, legal, finance, and sales.

The Market Diversifies: International Innovation Captures Larger Share Of Startup Funding Applications

Gust

In Q3 the global startup ecosystem continued to thrive, with 25% growth over the same quarter last year and up 18% from last quarter, as the innovation economy expands around the world.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

According to Hamburg Startup Monitor 2018, more than 660 young companies are to be found in the harbour city. Successful startups like About You, XING, Bigpoint, InnoGames, Jimdo, Mobile.de, Tipp24 and Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) started their journey in Hamburg. The hidden gem far up North is only a two-hour train ride away from VC Capital and startup epicenter Berlin and, combined, both metro regions are about eight million people strong.

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We Built a More Inclusive Accelerator—Here’s What We Learned

GAN

Guest Blog by Lunar Startups. Yet, consumers with purchasing power are getting younger and more racially diverse every year, creating a huge market opportunity for startup founders who deeply understand this under-served group. Accelerator programs—one of the best tools we have to increase a startup’s survival rate—are limited in solutions provided, in ambition rewarded, and even more limited in regards to the founders who participate.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Adam Arredondo

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? I see an ecosystem builder as someone who takes a holistic look at creating the conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation to thrive in a community. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder?

Nine Takeaways for Startups After Our Global Tour

GAN

The entire purpose of this tour from the very beginning was to help startups operating in places like these—smaller markets that aren’t considered the world’s major tech hubs—to have additional connections, tools, and resources to build and grow their companies, wherever they are. To that end, over the course of each stop, more than a dozen startups shared their experiences of what it’s like to start and run a company in a smaller city.