Friday,  September 21, 2018

Global Startup News (GSN) is a curated resource, showcasing hard-to-find, early-stage technology companies and related startup industry news from around the world.
Chris Valentine
CEO and Founder
Adeo InterActive

Quote of the Week

“Don’t be threatened by people smarter than you.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

Featured Startup News


5 critiques of the Smart City push
Source: e27

Jack Ma’s original sales pitch for Alibaba in 1999 is a lesson in thinking big
Source: Tech in Asia

How big is SoftBank?
Source: Tech in Asia


Estonia has just 1.3 million people, so why are its startups setting investment records?
Source: ZD Net

Trinity College leads Europe for success of graduate entrepreneurs
Source: Silicon Republic

How can the UK compete with mega tech investment funds?
Source: UKTN

Scaleup Finland: A key scaleup ecosystem for Europe with a (still) unexploited potential
Source: Startup Europe

The Complete Winterthur Startup City Guide
Source: Startus Magazine

North America

The top 9 VC investors in ridehailing companies
Source: Pitchbook

How Johnson & Johnson is using startup incubators to find new talent
Source: Digiday

Ranking the Best Startup Cities in the Midwest
Source: ChicagoInno

University of Texas Among Schools Producing the Most Startup Founders
Source: Austin Inno

The Winners and Losers of America’s Startup Economy
Source: CityLab

What incubators and tech ecosystems can offer health startups 
Source: Techcrunch

Why Madison, Wisconsin Attracts More Millennials Than Any Other City
Source: Inc.

Why New York City is giving Silicon Valley a serious run for its money
Source: Salon


China’s Silicon Valley Threatens to Swallow Up Hong Kong
Source: Bloomberg

Innovation Authority to set up food-tech incubator in Safed
Source: Globes

Why India’s startup ecosystem needs a talent agenda
Source: Your Story

Investing in India – 6 trends to watch in a growing startup space
Source: Your Story

10 Things you should know about the Singapore startup landscape
Source: e27

Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley chart a new ‘tech triangle’
Source: Tech in Asia


Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economy
Source: Biz Community

The Latest Development in the African Startup Ecosystem
Source: Tech in Africa

Ethiopia: To Encourage Innovation, Innovators Require Protection
Source: All Africa

VC4A launching Nigeria startup ecosystem report: A startup ecosystem on the move
Source: Venture Capital for Africa

Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa
Source: Biz Community

South America

More than two thousand startups are related to large companies in Latin America
Source: Pulso Social

Oceania / Australia

Why tech can help future-proof NZ’s tourism industry
Source: bizEDGE

Lightning Lab Govtech Accelerator kicks off in Wellington
Source: bizEDGE

Innovation partnership for Australia’s Pivot City and Cyberview
Source: DNA

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