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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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Nov 27, 2018

This panel discussion features two startup ecosystem builders in Puerto Rico Carlos Jiménez of YEES PR! and Denisse Rodríguez Colón of Colmena66 and the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust. We discuss the story of the startup community in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria and how the community bounced back more resilient than before.

With YEES PR! Carlos focuses on educating Puerto Rico's future entrepreneurs. Denisse leads Colmena66, an ecosystem building initiative looking to connecte business development resources to each other and to a national network of best practices.

Nov 20, 2018

Justin Stanford is the co-founder and managing director of 4Di Group an early-stage technology venture capital fund based in Cape Town, South Africa. Having founded his first startup attempt at the age of 18, Justin has been involved in tech startups and entrepreneurial endeavours ever since. In 2009 Justin co-founded the Silicon Cape Initiative, an organization designed to highlight and catalyze South Africa's nascent emerging tech startup ecosystem.

On this episode you'll learn:

-What valuation discrepancies exist between startups in East Africa and South Africa?

-How has the VC ecosystem in Cape Town developed since 2009?

-What is Justin's advice to 18 year olds today who want to be entrepreneurs?

Nov 13, 2018

Pedro Vieira is co-founder and CEO of Beta-i - an platform dedicated to build innovation ecosystems that is leading the transformation of a new humanised digital innovation and is the Managing Partner of LC Ventures a pre-seed / seed Venture Capital Firm. 

Pedro was the host and a mentor of SeedCamp Lisbon, a facilitator and co-director at Startup Weekend Lisbon, and was the co-director and a mentor of the first Founder Institute Lisbon, in addition to several other mentoring initiatives.

 

On this episode you'll learn:

-What were the early days of getting the Startup Community off the ground like in Lisbon?

-What benefits has Web Summit brought to the Lisbon Startup Ecosystem?

-What are the common traits Pedro sees in the successful founders in Lisbon?

Nov 6, 2018

Lisa Besserman,is the Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires (SUBA), a community organization and educational accelerator aimed to inspire, connect and support startups and entrepreneurship in Latin America. SUBA provides tools & resources to cultivate a strong and sustainable startup ecosystem in Buenos Aires, while serving as an outsourcing hub for Argentina's top tech talent.

Lisa is an active participant in the global startup community. She is a Google, Startup Weekend & The Next Web Mentor, and Internet Week Speaker.

On this episode you'll learn:

-How did Lisa and her team discover the revenue model for Startup Buenos Aires?

-At what stage do Argentine startups typically outgrow the domestic market?

-What role has the national government taken in supporting the local startup ecosystem?

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