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The best places to start your startup

The success of your project heavily depends on the place you are. Robust startup ecosystems offer endless opportunities to startup founders around the world, starting off with access to great ideas, talent, capital, customers and the key players.

To discover such places, StartupBlink has built a powerful Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019 for you that ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries. This Report is based on the results of the improved algorithm that now tracks both momentum and trends within the startup ecosystem.  

This extensive source of data has been widely used by decision-makers around the world to learn about startup ecosystems, improve theirs and, also, decide where to relocate for better opportunities. 

Locations that are ranked at the very top, will not necessarily be the best options for tight-budget startups due to exceedingly expensive cost of living. Hence, while relocating, you have to consider if it fits your lifestyle, goals, and budget.

In this article, we will go over some of the best places to start your startup.

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Why communities are critical for startup ecosystem development?

Even though communities are often looked at as social structures, it seems that they are indispensable for startup ecosystems too. 

The Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019 by StartupBlink has discovered some interesting findings revealing the relationship between the success of the ecosystem and community. In many cases, behind a strong startup ecosystem, there was a vibrant community that worked alongside. And not for coincidence, most cities that were at the top of the rankings had a powerful community where people not only occasionally work towards the same goal but share a common lifestyle. 

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startup pitching online: benefits and StartupBlink Pitching Online event

The ability to pitch and communicate your project effectively is critical for any startup founder on the path of getting clients, team members and investors. A great pitch can convince quickly and leave no doubt about the value of the idea. By participating in a pitching event, founders can gain the necessary knowledge, get valuable advice and pitch their startup to dozens of people who are building their own products and facing the same obstacles.

One of the ways that startup founders can present and test their idea, is by joining an online startup pitching event. StartupBlink has been organizing these events for a very long time and can assure the best experience to participants, whether they stop by to pitch, give feedback or just observe the whole process. It is a unique opportunity to refine your idea and message based on honest advice from dozens of participants and expert mentors from a variety of industries without spending a dime.

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Why Half of All Startups Fail Within the First Few Years

There’s a well-cited statistic that has plagued the business world for years: nearly half of all startups will fail within five years. Of course, every entrepreneur that has a great idea for a product or service never believes that they’ll be one of those people who don’t make it. But when one of two business owners never see their business succeed, the odds are stacked against you. To tip the statistic in your favor, it’s best to analyze why those businesses fail. Understanding the mistakes of failed startups can help you avoid the same dismal fate. Here’s why half of all startups fail within a few years: 

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Managing taxes as expat startup entrepreneurs

There’s a complexity to making things seem easy. Athletes practices for years to be able to execute a specific movement effortlessly. The most minimalist apartments hide flawless storage systems. And the handle of your favorite coffee mug, the one that fits in your hand just so, is the result of hours of research and design work.
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