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20 Cities, 5 Continents, 1 Winner

Backpacker style and Bizpora style we took off in March 2013 for a 10 months trip starting from Moscow and then Dubai, Baku, Accra, Kigali, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, Bangalore, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney, Mexico City, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and we finished with Rio de Janeiro in December 2013. Our project took the name of Seedstars World.

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How A Bizpora Member Won 10K And A Free Trip To The Valley

Uldis is a Bizpora member (Riga, Latvia), founder of Infogr.am. Every year he attends the Slush conference in Finland (top digital conference in the Nordic countries) to check out the best local startups. Learn more about his stay in Helsinki and how the magic of business serendipity delivered a major surprise…

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1 Entrepreneur, 2 Countries, 6 Months of Travelling

Everyone dreams of having a global team, but the reality looks a bit different: Me, tired and hairy… but motivated.
I’m from Argentina, where my team and I founded Wideo.co, a DIY video animation platform. Back in September, we were accepted into the Fall 500 Startups class, so I packed my bags and flew to Mountain View.

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1 Entrepreneur, 10 US Cities, 20 Days: 3 New Videos!

We announced the first 3 videos of the The Leeap Project a few days ago, featuring Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
We’ve got for you three new cool ones (4 more to come!): Seattle, Boulder/Denver and Austin. Enjoy folks!

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Entrepreneur Visits 29 Countries To Build A World Startup Report

@Bowei, based in San Francisco, is a talented entrepreneur that firmly believes in the power of the on-growing startup ecosystem outside Silicon Valley. To that purpose, last January first, he embarked into a fantastic trip around the world to learn about the startup cultures of 36 cities in 29 countries. He will then report back on his findings by publishing slides, videos and interviews. Bowei will be travelling until September 2013, where the journey finishes in Singapore. The project called: “World Startup Report”, is also supported by experienced and well know entrepreneurs such as Dave McClure (500 Startups) and Brad Feld (TechStars)…

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Videos Ready: 1 Entrepreneur, 10 US Cities, 20 Days

Back in October, we partnered up with Shoe String Media to help Simon Walker, an Aussie entrepreneur, stay with local entrepreneurs in 10 US cities and document startup life. This journey called: The Leeap Project, was a big success. After many hours of video editing, Simon has been releasing the juicy videos!

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A Powerful Entrepreneurial Story From Sydney to San Francisco

The day I met Matthew Barnett (British entrepreneur, coming from Sydney, Australia) he ventured out across the sea
to San Francisco to raise some capital for his startup, Vimily. We connected on Startup Stay and decided to meet
for a beer after work and talk about the bold and adventurous world of entrepreneurship, as well as the startups we were both working on…

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How An Entrepreneur Easily Connected With The Serbian Startup Community

Lucian at starit meetup

…A few weeks ago I travelled to Belgrade, Serbia. I was interested in getting in touch with the local startup community. Our websites receive important traffic from this side of Europe and we are analyzing the possibilities of localizing our CMS in Serbian, for the local users. In a distributed model, having contacts throughout the world is highly essential as, nowadays, there are no borders, especially in technology…

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My Startup Vacation In Greece

…one morning, I found an email in my inbox titled “Startup Stay Invite” while I was sitting in a coffee shop next to the sea. I was so thrilled by the idea that I signed up and decided to shorten my “holidays” for 3 days to visit Athens and its startup community. I immediately contacted a few local Startup Stay members. The feedback was great: I received 3 offers to stay and 6 to meet for coffee. I was stunned. From my experience with other platforms, I expected lower interest and replies.

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Startup Stay Tour: Aussie Entrepreneur Documents Startup Life In 10 US Cities

Simon Walker & his camera man, will tour 10 US cities this November, staying with Startup Stay entrepreneurs only. They’ll shoot a video per city that will feature the experience with the host entrepreneur (also background, startup, team, etc) and also why each city has such a strong startup scene. No one better than local, connected entrepreneur to help us discover that!

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