The Co-Founder & CEO of Vienna-based Female Founders explains how to build a female-empowered startup ecosystem Diversity and female entrepreneurship are important success factors for startup ecosystems. There is more and more awareness, as the role of women startup founders gets more attention in local ecosystems as well as international tech conferences. Our report on
In Europe, only 15.5% of entrepreneurs are women. Where do women thrive? See our ranking of the best places for female entrepreneurs.
DEEPSEA East Africa Pitching Day: Activating East African Ecosystem through Innovative Projects
New research by the Startup Heatmap reveals that only 15.5% of entrepreneurs in Europe are female. The organization analyzed >20,000 founder profiles and also tracked funding.
Latin American startup ecosystem builders launch 7 new initiatives for sustainability & impact We just completed our first Latin American edition of DEEPSEA, our Startup Ecosystem Accelerator. In a three-week program sponsored by GIZ, the German development cooperation agency, a diverse group of 36 ecosystem builders from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Covid-19 has profoundly affected the startup world
As part of our annual survey, we asked startups how the pandemic and the lockdowns affected their operations as well as investments and growth outlook.
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Seth started the Foundry Group together with Techstars Founder Brad Feld. They knew each other from Brad’s previous fund Mobius Ventures and are investing in technology companies throughout the US and Canada. Together they wrote the bestselling book “Startup Metrics”.
Many startup places have positioned themselves smartly. Brands like Startup Estonia started the Hackathon movement, France promised the most funding, even the EU was one of the first players to address the issues. This experience shows, that it pays off to engage and lead the way forward. The next wave of successful initiatives surely will have to be about more tailored initiatives addressing slowing VC funding, hard-hit verticals like tourism or how to maintain transnational networks despite long-term travel restrictions.
As a founder of a biotech company and passionate ecosystem builder I am fortunate to know both sides: I am a founder of a biotech company and work with international ecosystem builders at the Heatmap. From this perspective, I feel obliged to stress the point that for startups the current COVID19-related situation is very stressful – and ecosystem builders need to understand this.