Startup Digest

Startup Communities

April 29, 2016

Every week we highlight 5 of our favorite articles about startup communities around the world and the great people that lead them.

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METRO Accelerator kicks off second round together with Techstars

METRO Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is commencing the application process for its second program for startups, whose digital services and companies could give a direct boost to the commercial success of restaurants, hotels and catering businesses. From now until June 20, interested startups from all over the world can submit an application for the program on

Being an Entrepreneur Might Be Contagious

Conor Cawley -

We're all familiar with the phrase "lead by example", but maybe not "entrepreneur by example." A New study suggests that entrepreneurship may in fact be contagious.

Booming eco startup scene cements Bristol's credentials as green city

Lucy Douglas - The Guardian

We’ve all heard the old adage: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but what if life gives you an abundance of old shipping containers? Here’s how one startup community is making the most out of their local resources and rallying around a shared set of values.

Startup World

Marilyn Haigh -

Brain drain, lack of funds, unconnected silos, and an insufficient pipeline to provide the qualified talent needed are probably things most startup community leaders can relate to, but what causes these issues and more importantly how can they be remedied? Here's one perspective.

Going Dutch: 9 things we learned about the start-up scene in Amsterdam

John Kennedy -

Here's a great look at the Dutch startup scene and how they are capitalizing on their core competencies. 

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