Startup Digest

Startup Communities

August 12, 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

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

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2016 Scoring Tech Talent


Given that growing and retaining a capable talent pool is a common concern for startup communities large and small here's a great analysis of the Tech Talent Pool. The CBRE has put out this year's Tech Talent Report and there are some really interesting trends emerging. 

World Bank and Caribbean Export Partner to Strengthen Early-Stage Investment in the Caribbean

Caribbean Export Development Agency - The Bahamas Weekly

Alongside talent, capital is the probably top among startup community leaders. Here's a really interesting move by the World Bank working to spur early stage private capital in the Caribbean.

6 issues keeping back Arizona's tech and entrepreneurial community

Francine Hardaway - Phone Business Journal

Rational optimism among doers comes from having a fair assessment of the current situation and seeing a myriad of realistic ways it stands to get better, as well as where it needs to improve so that proactive measures can be made. Here's one such outlook on a startup community.

Depression in the startup world: A former Seattle CEO speaks out

RACHEL BELLE - My Northwest

Depression is an ugly truth that comes with startups. Often optimistic expectations paired with the inevitable reality that the overwhelming majority of upstarts will fail creates a pretty straightforward predicament. Yet this is where community becomes ever more important.

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