106 episodes

We deliver independent emerging market focused technology, digital and innovation insights and analysis.

Featuring ideas produce podcasts, live events, and bespoke market insight content with a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of the stakeholders within startup ecosystems around the world.

The show is executive produced by presented by entrepreneur, Andrew Berkowitz.

The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation Andrew Berkowitz

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We deliver independent emerging market focused technology, digital and innovation insights and analysis.

Featuring ideas produce podcasts, live events, and bespoke market insight content with a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of the stakeholders within startup ecosystems around the world.

The show is executive produced by presented by entrepreneur, Andrew Berkowitz.

    The Startup Community Way with Ian Hathaway

    The Startup Community Way with Ian Hathaway

    Ian Hathaway is co-author of the new book The Startup Community Way, on entrepreneurial ecosystems published in July 2020 and has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.


    Currently, he leads product development for ecosystem advisory at Techstars, where he works with entrepreneurs and community leaders around the world to support their path towards building better ecosystems. Ian is a startup advisor, mentor, and investor, including at The Fund. He is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-founder and board member at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, and a research fellow at Boston University.


    On this episode you'll learn:


    How do think tanks affect policy on entrepreneurship and venture capital [5:39]


    How did Ian end up co-authoring The Startup Community Way with Brad Feld? [14:35]


    Has COVID-19 accelerated Ian's thesis on startup ecosystem development or has it altered his framework? [21:12]

    • 27 min
    Google's $10B investment into India and the global data privacy war

    Google's $10B investment into India and the global data privacy war

    Bill Ottman is an American Internet entrepreneur and freedom of information activist based in New York City best known as the CEO and co-founder of Minds. Minds is a free and open source distributed social networking service that uses the blockchain to reward the community with ERC20 tokens.


    On this episode you'll learn:


    A comparison between the geopolitical implications of Google investing large amounts in a country versus Huawei investing [7:01]


    How did India's banning of Chinese apps affect consumer behavior of the average Indian? [15:20]


    Why data privacy issues can have serious geopolitical consequences[21:12]

    • 27 min
    Rise and fall of Luckin Coffee and Asia's next coffee unicorn

    Rise and fall of Luckin Coffee and Asia's next coffee unicorn

    Host Andrew Berkowitz breaks down the recent drama surrounding the rapid rise and fall of Chinese coffee startup Luckin Coffee from it's founding 3.5 years ago through it's widely successful IPO and eventual collapse on April 2, 2020 when Luckin disclosed that an internal probe found that its chief operating officer had fabricated 2019 sales by about 2.2 billion yuan ($310 million). Additionally, Andrew discusses the next in line to become Asia's coffee unicorn and most serious competitor to Starbucks in the region, Indonesia's Kopi Kenangan.


    On this episode you'll learn:


    Luckin Coffee's initial rapid growth and expansion throughout Middle East and Asia [2:00]


    What were the fraud allegations made by Muddy Waters Research again Luckin?[3:59]


    Who is Asia's next coffee startup most likely to become a regional powerhouse and compete with Starbucks?[9:55]

    • 12 min
    Unpacking India's cryptocurrency regulatory drama with Ashish Singhal

    Unpacking India's cryptocurrency regulatory drama with Ashish Singhal

    Ashish Singal is the Founder and CEO at CoinSwitch.co and Sequoia-backed CRUXPay, an open protocol simplifying the way people use crypto. It enables users to create a human readable CRUX ID which can be used to send and receive payment request, connect to dApps with a single click while ensuring an experience matching that of online fiat payments platforms like Paypal/Venmo or ApplePay. Ashish is a former Amazon developer and a leader of the team that built Amazon Prime's 1-hour delivery model. Ashish is a well-known figure in India's cryptocurrency space and an expert on the issue of the cryptocurrency ban in India.


    On this episode you'll learn:


    1. What was the effect of India's Supreme Court reserving their ban on crypto trading in March of this year? [4:22]


    2. What's been the relationship dynamic between India's cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and regulators? [9:00] 


    3. Where are the different cryptocurrency startup hubs emerging in India? [14:10]

    • 17 min
    Global Tech Pulse Check: Who's growing and who's successfully raising - Part 2

    Global Tech Pulse Check: Who's growing and who's successfully raising - Part 2

    In part 2 of our podcast mini-series we look at the investor perspective of the current state of the global seed and growth stage investing environment. Our 2 guests today include Sean O'Sullivan the Managing General Partner at SOSV, a global venture capital firm providing multi-stage investment and investing in 150 companies, and Tien Wong CEO at Opus 8, where he provides strategy and fundraising advice to technology companies and investors. Opus8 organizes tech networking events as well as fundraising missions for private equity and VC firms to meet overseas LPs.


    On this episode you'll learn:


    How Sean has adapted his global vc and accelerator programs and how to think about approaching the post COVID-19 era - [6:01]


    The difference between navigating market down turns as an entrepreneurs with a company of 15 vs as an executive with a company of 2300 employees - [13:26]


    How this is affecting startup valuations and deal flow in the United States - [16:05]

    • 23 min
    Global Tech Pulse Check- Who's growing and who's successfully raising - Part 1

    Global Tech Pulse Check- Who's growing and who's successfully raising - Part 1

    In part 1 of our 2 part mini-series we dive into 3 different sectors ranging from delivery startups to CRISPR-based diagnostics as well as 3 geographies including Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Argentina. Our 3 guests today include Syed Sair Ali, Cofounder and CEO at Lahore, Pakistan based Eat Mubarak, Jurgen Descamps, the General Manager for Securiport based in Sierra Leone, as well as Franco Goytia, cofounder at CASPR Biotech based in Buenos Aires, Argentia and Silicon Valley.


    On this episode you'll learn:


    How delivery startups in emerging economies are being affected by COVID-19 - [6:38]


    How Sierra Leone's experience with Ebola helped shape it's response to COVID-19 - [8:45]


    How has COVID-19 affected the Buenos Aires Startup Ecosystem - [20:05]

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Andrew, host of The Global Startup Movement podcast, highlight all aspects of entrepreneur and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

AndrewBushard ,

Entrepreneurial Empowerment

This podcast is exactly what I have been looking for. Andrew Berkowitz strikes the magic balance of grasping global macroeconomics, while still advancing entepreneurial empowerment. Too many other entepreneurial podcasts excel at empowering western entrepreneurs, but demonstrate woeful ignorance by portraying emerging nations residents as helpless victims of fate. One otherwise good podcast even started by saying that these laws of entrepreneurship only apply to the west and the host implied the rest of the world is full of pitiful helpess victims of fate. Andrew, on the other hand, ackowledges the unique challenges emerging market entrpreneurs face, while spreading a message of universal empowerment to all enterpreneurs. Given the fact, my visits to Swaziland and Zimbabwe, which involved meeting local entrepreneurs, empowered me to pursue entrepreneurship, I love what Andrew is doing here. It seems Andrew also has a knack for understanding these different contexts and asking great intelligent questions! Glad I found this as it validates my view that go getters exist in every nation!

Katie Joy B. ,

Supreme Startup Support!

What's amazing about Andrew and his super knowledgeable guests is that they truly are global, giving us a look inside of ecosystems and resources we may never have access to otherwise. Add in the fact that Andrew is engaging and thorough without dominating the conversation and you've got a class A show. Thanks for putting this out in the podcast universe - keep up the great work!

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