NDTV: 56 Indian Startups Get On Zoom Call To Fight Google, Facebook Dominance

NDTV: 56 Indian Startups Get On Zoom Call To Fight Google, Facebook Dominance. “Founders of dozens of Indian startups gathered over a Zoom call earlier this week to discuss setting up a startup collective to fight the power of Big Tech, shape digital policy and lobby on behalf of the country’s digital enterprises. About 56 founders were on the Tuesday evening video conference where discussions ranged from establishing an alternative to Alphabet Inc.-owned Google Play Store, the supremacy of large technology corporations such as Facebook Inc. and joining hands to get their voice heard by the government and the global behemoths.”

Government News (Australia): Database links government with startups

Government News (Australia): Database links government with startups. “The database contains publicly sourced information on more than 2,000 Victorian startups as well as data on venture capitalists, local accelerators, workspaces and universities. The data can be searched by sector, location or investment, and features a tool to ‘match’ startups with investors.”

University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press to Publish Open-Access Journal

University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press to Publish Open-Access Journal. “The University of Arkansas Press has announced the acquisition of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts. It is the first open access initiative by the press. First published in 2012, Artivate publishes original peer-reviewed scholarship that engages with arts entrepreneurship. From 2015-2018, Artivate was published by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.”

Elite Business: Data Commons for UK Tech is a new database dedicated to UK startups

Elite Business: Data Commons for UK Tech is a new database dedicated to UK startups. “Currently, Data Commons for UK Tech holds information on 33,180 startups, 8,725 investors, 5,205 corporates and 231 accelerators as well as data on workspaces, service providers and universities. Moreover, the database features categories to make the search process easier, such as lists on female-led startups and potential future UK unicorns.” Looks like the information is at least partially free.

The Conversation Africa: Sudanese women are using social media to trade – and break gender barriers

The Conversation Africa: Sudanese women are using social media to trade – and break gender barriers. “Four years ago I started research in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on a group of 45 Sudanese women entrepreneurs called Facebook traders – tajirat al-Facebook. The women used smartphones to trade goods such as cosmetics, garments, traditional Sudanese dresses, fashion accessories and perfumes from their homes. My research showed that their online activities enabled them to work at home without jeopardising social expectations based on class, gender and religion.”

Crain’s Detroit Business: New website tracks Michigan startup community

Crain’s Detroit Business: New website tracks Michigan startup community. “The database website… is designed and licensed from Israel’s Start-Up Nation Central, a nonprofit dedicated to tracking more than 6,000 startups in Israel. The Michigan site launched Sunday with more than 330 startups, 25 investors and 28 service providers.”

Nikkei Asian Review: India’s housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media

Nikkei Asian Review: India’s housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media. “Shravanti Chanda, a 31-year-old Hyderabad woman who quit her information technology job after she married, is one of many housewives across India earning money at the intersection of e-commerce and social networks. Shravanti discovered Indian social commerce site Meesho a few months ago and now makes $150 a month reselling goods for a markup that she decides.”

Yahoo News: Indonesia to launch startup database as reference for digital industry development

Yahoo News: Indonesia to launch startup database as reference for digital industry development. “Indonesia is enjoying a massive growth of its digital industry, as indicated by the increasing number of tech startups operating in the country. It even managed to have four unicorn startups already; the second biggest number in Southeast Asia after Singapore. To support President Joko Widodo’s Digital Energy of Asia vision, it is not sufficient for Indonesia to rely solely on initiatives by industry stakeholders. There is also an urgency to support the vision by providing a comprehensive startup database.”

Introducing Techpoint Base: A comprehensive database for startups (Techpoint Nigeria)

Techpoint (Nigeria): Introducing Techpoint Base: A comprehensive database for startups. “Over the years, Techpoint.ng has extensively covered Nigerian and African startups in their entirety and in this time, we have learnt a thing or two about them. We discovered a dearth of resource database for these startups; from essentials talent, to jobs, events and professionals. Even those hoping to see Nigerian startups in an organised order have to look real hard. And that is why we have launched Techpoint Base; to mitigate and gradually eliminate the resource problem of and for startups.”

Financial Post: Finally, a free open-source database for all Canadian startup information

Financial Post: Finally, a free open-source database for all Canadian startup information. “Hockeystick’s open database won’t include the private financial information the company’s clients currently pay for. But it already includes basic data – company name, industry, principals and funding sources – on 7,000 startups, as well as listings for 157 VC firms, 44 angel groups, 200 accelerators and 600 government programs. Hockeystick founder and CEO Raymond Luk hopes the database will help founders locate support programs and angels in their own cities, while giving investors more accurate information on promising companies.”

Financial Tribune: Visualized Database of Iranian Startups Online

Financial Tribune: Visualized Database of Iranian Startups Online. “A new service has been launched named NopaHub (fledglings’ hub in Persian) which operates as an interactive visualized database of Iranian startups and accelerators. Using the service with a few clicks you can see who is who in Iran’s startup environment.”

Phnom Penh Post: Database of Kingdom startups ready for launch

Phnom Penh Post: Database of Kingdom startups ready for launch. “Startup Cambodia, a collaborative platform set to officially launch next month, aims to create a comprehensive and accessible database of Cambodia’s startup companies to help entrepreneurs tap into early-stage funding, a spokesman for the company spearheading the project said yesterday. The platform is the brainchild of online startup and technology-focused media outlet Geeks in Cambodia and will initially serve as a basic database for information on registered startups and potential angel investors.”

TechCrunch: Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

TechCrunch: Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site. “Google launched ‘Startup with Google’ today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups. As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and Google’s various cloud security tools), but the site also highlights accelerators and events sponsored by Google but run by third parties. In addition, the new site also showcases Google’s network of Campus coworking spaces and its Launchpad accelerator programs.”