Journalist Sarah Binder talks about how she’s using Startup Genome to help provide context for innovation stories at her publication, We Create Here.
This is a guest post by Kevin Kraemer, a curator for Istanbul and founder of the Turkish startup community platform StartupNerede. Kevin works as a business consultant and frequently travels between Berlin and Istanbul. At StartupNerede (Turkish for “Where is the startup”) it all started with an everyday problem. I was working on a Turkey-related…
Two years ago, Tak Lo was one of many MBA graduates wanting to break into the startup ecosystem. He tried consulting for startups, applying to work for startups and even offered to work for free for startups. After struggling to find any traction, he started my own company. Thankfully, there are other paths.
This is a guest post by Greg Isenberg, the founder and CEO of 5by, a startup acquired by StumbleUpon in September. Greg recently moved the company from Montreal to San Francisco to be close to StumbleUpon’s offices. The following is an excerpt from a post he wrote thanking the Montreal community that is applicable advice to growing startup communities everywhere.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post, “The value in bringing a movement to your city”, discussing one benefit of having your community participate in the type of programming that operates in many cities like 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend and TEDx.
In addition to that benefit — creating a collective, national/global platform for a topic of importance — there’s a few other ideas I wanted to share as I thought more broadly about events like BarCamp, Ignite, Startup Drinks, Startup Grind, etc. that share an overall brand but are organized independently at the local level in cities around the world.