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Want a More Diverse Startup Portfolio? Be a More Empathic Investor
By Josef Scarantino
As published on Techstars.com (Feb, 21, 2021)
When I went to graduate school at George Washington University, I studied the intersection of developmental economics, international education, and marginalized populations around the world, with an emphasis on startup ecosystems.
Fast forward several years and I found myself at Techstars, reflecting on a concept from graduate school that is as relevant today as when it was first conceived by John Stuart Mill, a philosopher from the 19th century: opportunity cost.READ FULL ARTICLE