Startup Digest

Startup Communities

September 16, 2016

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

Startup Communities Startup Digest is curated by:
Julian Miller

Julian Miller - @gvillesjules

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Brad Feld

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

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Shane Reiser

Shane Reiser - @shanereiser

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How mobile commerce really works

Americans are now doing almost 33% of their online shopping on mobile devices. But what happens when you click “buy” isn’t as simple as it seems. A lot has to happen at lightning speed, with ironclad security, for mobile commerce to work. Check out this infographic, which lays out the entire process, by clicking here.

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Why Startups in Seattle are Struggling for Talent, and how that Contrasts with Portland


There is an interesting Goldilocks paradigm in the world of startup talent. Where does your community lay on the spectrum?

How Governments Can Foster Entrepreneurship

Kamal Hassan - Forbes Middle East

Another interesting paradigm to be cognizant of with the rise of startups around the globe.

Iceland’s Startup Scene Punches Above its Weight

Red Herring - Red Herring

Does size really matter when it comes to startup communities flourishing? Ask any Icelander and you'll get a resounding nope.

Enterprising Refugees Make Headway in Germany's Startup Scene

Cristina Belda Font - Equal Times

Where there's a will there's a way. Here's your feel good hustle article for the week.

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