“The internationalisation of startups provides great added value for the Nordic countries” Roger Bjørgan Managing Director of Nordic Innovation. This is most certainly true, yet helping startups has not traditionally been the focus of the Nordic countries’ respective export agencies. Nordic entrepreneurs and startups have not had easy access to international markets and capital, something which is vital for a company to grow. However, Nordic Innovation is attempting to tackle this and has attracted interest in its international initiatives where the aim is to help the region’s startups through Nordic cooperation. Strong examples of international Nordic cooperation Good examples of projects backed by Nordic Innovation that help Nordic startups looking outside of their domestic market include the Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley and the Nordic Innovation Incubator in Masdar City, United Arab Emirates. The Nordic Innovation House is based in Silicon … [Read more...] about Nordic strongholds in Silicon Valley, New York City, Masdar City and….?
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The Internet Association, a lobbying firm for Facebook, Google and Amazon, is launching its first UK office, in the latest sign of Big Tech's growing concern over Britain's tougher stance on regulation. The office, located in St James' Park near Westminster, is currently home to just two staff, and is being headed up by Daniel Dyball, who previously handled policy and regulatory affairs at both Channel 4 and National Lottery owner Camelot. Mr Dyball said: "We know that there are legitimate concerns with how the internet is used, and as an industry we have a critical responsibility to engage in this debate in the UK. "We look forward to working closely with Government and other stakeholders to both address these concerns and also enable the internet economy to thrive." The Internet Association, which has an office in Washington and represents around 40 different companies, said it would be urging the Government to "ensure that any further online … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley lobby firm launches UK office as regulation threat grows
Representatives of the High-Tech Park of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies held several meetings in Silicon Valley within the framework of the USA Innovation Exchange Program. Following the meetings, winners of the Fast-Track Acceleration Program implemented by the High-Tech Park were announced, the ministry told News.Az. The winners were awarded certifications for the participation in the USA Innovation Exchange Program. Tural Karimli, Director of the High-Tech Park described the announcement of the winners at Apple’s headquarters as symbolic. “Once being a startup and an idea, today Apple is the world’s largest company with a value of $1 trillion. We want Azerbaijani startups to witness these success and realistic results and feel more confident in the implementation of their projects,” said Karimli. Fast Track is the first acceleration program implemented by a state agency. The winners of this program will be … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionWinners of Fast-Track Acceleration Program announced in Silicon Valley
13:55, 08 November 2018 Kyiv 0 It will focus on technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things. kiev.klichko.org The city of Kyiv, Ukraine, is partnering with cloud software platform company, Pareteum Corporation, to bring Kyiv's smart city accelerator to Silicon Valley in cooperation with Pareteum strategic partner, wireless technology firm iPass. The accelerator will provide start-up teams and developers of innovative civic products with access to infrastructure, data, systems and other resources of Kyiv, which has a population of four million, SmartCitiesWorld wrote. Read also Mayor Klitschko, German ATENE KOM sign MoC to further implement Kyiv Smart City projects The accelerator will focus on artificial intelligence, blockchain and the internet of things, and the team in Kyiv will support scaling the best and the most innovative technology solutions with the assistance of social-impact funding. Successful technology pilots with the … [Read more...] about Ukraine takes smart city accelerator to Silicon Valley – media
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — For an entrepreneur watching Brexit from California, it’s hard not to notice a familiar pattern. In Silicon Valley, startups famously follow the so-called Transition Curve, cycling from “uniformed optimism” to “informed pessimism,” followed by a “crisis of meaning,” and then, almost inevitably: “crash and burn.” After growing up in a small Scottish town, then getting my start with semiconductors in the Netherlands, I have lived in Silicon Valley for nearly 25 years. What I’m seeing in my homeland looks like nothing more than the emotional rollercoaster that most entrepreneurs experience while trying to realize their vision of a startup. The question, of course, for the United Kingdom is simple. Will Brexit end up like so many Silicon Valley dreams, in disappointment and failure? Or does it have a chance of reaching the elusive alternate ending: “informed optimism,” a pivot to … [Read more...] about Move fast and break things: How Brexit is like Silicon Valley