EPISODE NINE

BUILDING A STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

David Madden has spent his life working in tech and startups, but when he follows his wife to Myanmar in 2012 he can barely load Gmail. When the country suddenly gets connected, David has a chance to put his skills to use. After organizing Myanmar’s first-ever hackathons, he dreams of creating a tech hub to grow the local startup ecosystem. But can he find a space, raise the money, build the team and create the programs that the community needs?

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"Creating a startup is always hard. Creating a startup in a developing country is next level hard."

—David Madden

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