In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May 2016 #5

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[author: Jared Brenner]

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

To start a real economic recovery, look to startups
A strong op-ed in The Hill this week reminded us that startups are job creators whose interests are only going to become more aligned with those of our federal government in the years to come. However, some are less than optimistic, and they have the stats to back it up. 

Not all startups need the bright lights of the big city
If you live and work in a major hub, never forget the many, many smaller markets for startups and venture capital across the country and around the world. With the right strategy, the cost savings of a smaller city or town can be well worth the networking challenges, as this TechCrunch piece suggests. 

Ransomware Attacks Are Still On The Rise, Experts Warn
We’ve mentioned a surge of cybersecurity startups in recent posts, and the growing threat of ransomware attacks—in which one click on a phishing email turns an entire corporation’s network into a hostage—presents a major opportunity for some of them. 

Yes, Your Business Entity Type Can Affect Your Loan Application. Here's How
One of the most common questions early-stage founders ask us is what kind of entity to form, or what the difference is between a corporation and an LLC. Forbes has a quick rundown in the context of small business loans, but check out our page on entity choice for a slightly deeper dive. 

How to feed 9.7 billion people? Startups take on the global food problem
Philanthrocapitalism and social entrepreneurship are nothing new, but the global startup community is taking the concept in new directions every day. We love this piece from The Guardian on innovators in agriculture tech taking on world hunger. Get inspired, give back, and we’ll see you next week!

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