Startup Roundup May 9, 2016


13 startups founded by moms – Business Insider

If you think every startup founder has to be a college dropout like Mark Zuckerberg, you’d be wrong.  


Denmark’s Green Startup That’s Sprouting Global Success – Forbes

Like many European cities, Denmark’s capital Copenhagen has a vibrant startup scene, notable for tech and app-based startups like Vivino, Peakon, andTrustpilot, but now seeing the green shoots of growth in the environmental sector. 


In search of scarcer funding, start-ups go corporate

When Luxe Valet and Hertz executives sat down to discuss a potential partnership earlier this year, they had little inkling it would lead to a $50 million funding round led by Hertz Global Holdings in April. 


7 Crucial Lessons That Help Build Successful Startup Hubs – Forbes

Economic developers, city and state officials and others continue to see entrepreneurship as one of the best ways to help revitalize downtowns, attract smart young people, and grow the industries of the future.  They aren’t wrong. In the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh and Durham, we’ve seen first-hand how smart decisions, visionary leaders and a focus on areas of strength have contributed to one of the fastest-growing areas for startups in the country. 


35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From personalisation to persistence, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 35 gems and insights from the week of May 1-7 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 


Lessons for Thailand from China’s start-up mentality – The Nation

Start-ups have been in the news a lot in Thailand in recent weeks. The Commerce Ministry has proposed an economic model that includes developing traditional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become smart enterprises and start-ups, and there have been several big start-up conferences in Bangkok. The need for more venture capital is also high on the agenda – Bangkok Bank, for example, is setting up a Bt2 billion venture capital fund (pending Bank of Thailand authorisation) to support start-up investment in financial technology, telecommunications, healthcare and retail. 


Meet The Seven Music Startups That Were Featured At Canadian Music Week – Forbes

This past Thursday, Canadian Music Week held its first annual Startup Launch Pad, a pitch competition for startups in the music industry. Seven had been chosen to compete, and one was deemed the best in the end. 


Farm sector start-up Agrihub to raise $3mn – The Hindu

The Agrihub, a digital platform for the farm sector, will raise $3 million over the next four months for scaling up operations, according to the co-founder of the Bengaluru-based start-up. 


Lebanon’s startup clusters go beyond Beirut | Wamda.com

As Lebanon develops its tech startup culture to become a serious player in the region, the capital of Beirut has become the country’s undisputed hub for innovation, investment and networking. The suburbs Downtown, Sodeco and Hamra are home to thriving tech companies, some of which have gone global. And these days, tech talks and workshops are weekly rituals, often attracting regional and international attendees. 


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