Startup Digest

Startup Communities

May 27, 2016

Every week we highlight 4 of our favorite articles about startup communities around the world and the great people that lead them.

Relocalify, yeah we know it's a made up, somewhat nonsensical word, but since when did putting down roots and growing along with your community become such a radical notion? With all the hype surrounding startup hubs, we sometimes forget just how many special advantages our under-hyped communities have to offer.

Startup Communities Startup Digest is curated by:
Julian Miller

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Brad Feld - VC at Foundry Group and author of Startup Communities

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Entrepreneur Searches For Like-Minded Individuals

Cara Rosner - CT News Junkie

So what happens when there isn't an established group of entrepreneurs in your area working together to foster a true startup community? Here's one solopreneur's approach.

Yik Yak co-founder discusses Southeast tech scene, future of anonymous messaging app

Thad Moore -

Can a bourgeoning tech scene really crank out some big name startups? This interview suggests that not only yes, but even that startups are maybe better served by staying local.

Minority Entrepreneurs: A Big Part of Detroit’s Comeback

Jamie Dimon - Milwaukee Community Journal

What happens when the city you're in hits some real lows? You rally your community around inclusion and help empower anyone with a dream, no matter how big or small, to start up and follow through. Momentum does the rest.

How the Merchandise Mart Became the Epicenter of Chicago Tech

Jim Dallke - ChicagoInno

Let's face it, most of our communities probably have some underutilized real estate. If the largest building, second only to the pentagon, can become a startup hub maybe one of those properties in your community can too.

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