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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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Feb 26, 2019

Matt Hottle is a Partner at Redhawk Advisory and and Principle of the Alabama Futures Fund. The Fund seeks to be the first significant investment in an early-stage venture that can reach attainable milestones leading to series A financing within 12-24 months. They look for companies that have adaptable and coachable founding teams who have identified a significant customer problem and are working towards product market fit. This includes companies at the minimum viable product, pre-revenue and early revenue stages.

On this episode you'll learn:

-What is the Alabama Futures Fund

-How can other midwest cities replicate the AFF model?

-Where is the most startup activity happening in Alabama

Feb 12, 2019

The session is a preview of a Roundtable Discussion from Latin America day of The Global Startup Summit, our upcoming 7 day Virtual Conference featuring 35 expert speakers from around the world. Host Andrew Berkowitz is joined on the panel by Ramphis Castro, Cofounder of ScienceVest, Michael Edwards, Professor at the University of the Bahamas, and Jorge Vargas, Founder at Venture.do.

Register for The Global Startup Summit for free at globalstartup.tv.

Feb 5, 2019

Mike Quinn is the CEO of Zoona, A Zambian born money transfer service. Zoona charges money senders between two and eight percent per transaction, with the recipient not being charged for a cash-out. Building money transfer networks across its markets, Zoona targets young women and aims to make on-boarding new agents as female-friendly as possible. Seventy percent of their outlets are owned by women and 85% of those staff are women. The company has over 1000 entrepreneurs running over 1500 outlets, who have created 2500 jobs. Since launching, the company has processed over US$1-billion in transactions with over US $20-million a month in transactions.

On this episode you'll learn:

-What has Mike's experiences been raising all types of capital including venture capital, grant money, and corporate investments

-How similar or different are the Zambian and Malawian markets?

-How does Zoona hedge against the risk of currency value fluctuation?

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