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The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation

Host Andrew Berkowitz interviews startup founders, ecosystem builders, investors, emerging market players, and economic development thought leaders about the startup ecosystems in their cities.
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Sep 25, 2018

Laís De Oliveira has built some of the fastest growing startup communities in Malaysia on behalf of Startup Grind, Techstars (Startup Digest), TheList.KL and MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre). She founded and sold her first business (8spaces.co) to Flyspaces.com, Southeast Asia's largest marketplace for workspace and spaces for professional activities, where she worked as Malaysia Country Manager and Chief Community Officer.

She is currently writing about her experience in her first project of a book, called Hacking Communities, a result of 11 years building different communities offline and online.

On this episode you'll learn:

-What are the first steps and initial to do list for getting a startup community off the ground and running?

- How does an ecosystem builder maintain momentum and keep the community together over the long run?

-What's the story of the growth in Malaysia's startup ecosystem since 2014?

Sep 18, 2018

Stanfield Gray is the CEO of Dig South Tech Conference, DIG SOUTH Media, ETC South, and the co-host of South Pod: Rise of a Region. In 2018, he was named one of Time magazine’s “31 People Changing the South.DIG SOUTH is the South's Tech Conference, the first and foremost event elevating the region's digital economy. The Conference connects leading brands to the top 500 tech companies in the South, focusing on innovation in technology, business, marketing, media, and entertainment.

On this episode you'll learn:

-How did Stanfield organize and fund the first Dig South Conference?

-How did availability of early stage capital in South Carolina evolve since Stanfield started Dig South?

-What gaps were in the South Carolina ecosystem back in 2011?

Sep 11, 2018

Alan Costello is the Venture Investment Leader for NDRC where he sources startups, supports them, pushes them towards customer validation and then think about scaling globally. He is also a Board member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors as well as the Co-Chair of The Mill Enterprise Centre.

On this episode you'll learn:

-How much early stage capital is available in country relative to mainland Europe?

-How has the VC ecosystem evolved since Alan entered the space 6 years ago?

-What's the current sentiment towards cryptocurrencies in Ireland?

Sep 4, 2018

Marc Alain Boucicault is the founder of Banj, a local entrepreneurship hub in Port-au-Prince. He's worked in international development for 8 years based in Port-au-Prince and in Washington, DC at the World Bank then with the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2010, Marc co-founded Groupe ECHO Haiti, an organization valorizing the potential of young adults in development in Haiti through which he created and lead several innovative projects including ELAN Haiti, a platform that brings together a community of students, young leaders and entrepreneurs from Haiti, its diaspora and the world focused on taking joint actions in Haiti. He is also co-founder and chief external relations officer at HFund, a closed-ended micro-venture capital firm based in Haiti offering new modern and tailored financial instruments that bring capital to innovative businesses and contribute to the emergence of a new category of entrepreneurs in Haiti.

On this episode you'll learn

-How Marc originally raised sponsorship money for the Banj

-What does entrepreneurship mean to the average person in Haiti?

-What are currently the missing pieces in the Haiti Startup Ecosystem?

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