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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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Jan 29, 2019

Yele Bademosi is a Director at Binance Labs a fund and initiative to incubate, invest and empower top blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, projects, and communities.

Yele is Focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Africa, as well as sourcing/investing in blockchain projects and leading the Africa chapter of Binance Labs Incubation Program. Previously he was the Founder at Microtraction, a micro-vc firm funding Africa’s most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stages of their venture and helping them build enduring companies.

On this episode you'll learn:

-What are the most immediate applications of blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?

-What does Yele mean he talks about the problem of market context in Africa?

-What lessons did Yele learn during his time as the managing partner of Microtraction?

 
Jan 22, 2019

The Global Startup Summit 2019 (globalstartup.tv) is a free to attend 7 day Virtual Conference from February 18-24th, 2019, featuring 35 global leaders in tech providing insight into early stage investment opportunities and technology adoption trends around the world. Each day of the event will feature expert talks on a different region of the world.

Today's session is a clip from our Asia Pacific day keynote featuring William Bao Bean the General Partner of SOSV & Managing Director of Chinaccelerator.

Jan 15, 2019

Austen Allred is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lambda School. Lambda School trains people online to be software engineers at no up-front cost. Instead of paying tuition, students can agree to pay a percentage of their income after they're employed, and only if they're making more than $50k per year.

On this episode you'll learn:

-Why have investors and VC's avoided investing in Edtech during this last wave of startups?

-When and why we reached peak university.

-What does the future model of education and workforce development look like?

 

Jan 8, 2019

Chris Olsen is the Cofounder and Partner at Drive Capital. Chris started Drive Capital in 2012 after serving as a partner at Sequoia Capital for six years, where he focused s investments in growth stage opportunities. Chris and his cofounding partner were early on the trend of investing into the next wave of startups coming out of the midwest and his thesis turned out to be true in a big way having recently closed on a second fund totaling $300 Million.

On this episode you'll learn:

-Why did Chris decide to launch his fund in Columbus, Ohio?

-How does Chris think the new Opportunity Zone legislation will affect venture capital in the midwest?

-Where in the midwest does Chris think the hottest startup scenes are?

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