Monday, May 8, 2017

Why cities like Stockholm, Amsterdam and Seoul are actively helping startups ecosystems grow

A decade ago, joining the words ‘government’ and ‘startup’ was about as absurd as joining the words ‘healthy food’ and ‘McDonalds’. Now we can order salads at McDonalds, and many governments work together with young entrepreneurs to help their innovative, new companies grow faster than ever. Being a startup entrepreneur used to mean having to swim upstream to get financial, legislative or promotional support from local governments, but a new trend is seeing more startup cities like Amsterdam, Seoul, Dublin, and Berlin creating programs to help startups grow. One of such startup cities is Sweden’s Stockholm. Stockholm as a tech hub…

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