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Startup Communities

February 12, 2016

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

This week we want to share some interesting findings from Kauffman in addition to a few community spotlights that show some of the ways in which two very different metro areas' startup scenes have progressed, as well as opportunities for another community half way around the world to do the same.

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Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series

Kauffman Foundation -

The numbers are in and for the first time in the last 6 years entrepreneurship in the form of "Main Street" small businesses is on the rise, ultimately making startup communities more robust ecosystems. Check out all of the findings here.

How Denver’s tech scene sees itself

Stephen Babcock -

Here's how one metro area has begun to truly flourish. There are a number of awesome initiatives and programs linked in this article that can be emulated and adopted by just about any startup community.

These are the strengths of the Miami tech scene

Jason Tashea -

Here's how another metro area has played on its strengths. As a diverse and international city, Miami's startup ecosystem has embraced what makes it unique in order to prosper.

A letter to the government on startups

Minhaz Anwar - The Daily Star

And lastly this week, here's a great letter posted to the government of Bangladesh drawing on wisdom gleaned from the region via one of its entrepreneurial leaders.

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