It is the invention of Pipeguard Robotics, a start-up that aims to solve water network leakages by mapping data on leaks before pipe networks lose more water or cause structural damage. The awards platform seeks to identify and help new entrepreneurs with good ideas and match them with funders. Daisy is a smart instrument that could attract substantial demand from water companies all over the world. It is a product with a specific focus whose characteristics and benefits could be modelled economically using stable performance parameters. That feature differs from the type of impact investment opportunities that require sophisticated predictions of human behaviour and thus may well raise more objections. Nevertheless, Daisy has not gained any serious funding. By contrast, many technology start-ups in settings such as Harvard Business School or Stanford University in California attract enormous amounts. One example that also uses robotic technology is the software and hardware kit devised by a Stanford start-up, Drive. A particular perception of impact investment may be one explanation for this type of funding gap in the sector.

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Tommi has been running Blueprint Genetics since the beginning and is responsible for sales management, business development, finance and administration. Tommi holds a M. Tech from the Helsinki University of Technology where he studied business strategy and applied mathematics. The Bellabeat team is behind the Leaf health tracking jewelry for women – one of the best mobile products of according to Digital Trends; Spring, the first smart water bottle powered by AI and Shell, the innovative non-invasive fetal heart monitor.

In Urska was chosen by Forbes as ambassador of the Technology field for their first European 30 under 30 list.

He’s passionate about applying blockchain technologies to drive positive impact.

Over the long run these and other developments may create regional innovation ecosystems that may rival that of Silicon Valley, especially if policy makers and ecosystem players in Silicon Valley are not successful in addressing some of the challenges—especially on the social front including housing, transportation and growing disparity of income and wealth —that could weaken and undermine the economic vitality of the region.

From my perspective, the innovation outposts should not be narrowly defined, as they can take many forms and shapes depending on the needs of the mostly large companies that set up these SV-IOs. As I see them, SV-IOs are created by large companies that hope to take advantage of, and benefit from, being part of the Silicon Valley dynamic ecosystem. Brad Power, in an article in Harvard Business Review, put it this way: And a lot is happening in Silicon Valley.

Innovation Cauldron It is beyond the scope of this short paper to provide an in-depth description and analysis of the elements and dynamics of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem. In a previous paper 4 , I included a simplistic graphic showing some of the key elements of this ecosystem, and numerous books and articles have been published that explore this unique and world-renowned ecosystem. If you are interested in ecosystems, you may also want to read the forthcoming book by Robert Kim Wilson and Del Langdon entrepreneurial ecosystems 5.

The fact that Silicon Valley has retained its prominence as a world-class innovation ecosystem for so many years, and has successfully made the transition as technology, economics and policies at federal, state and local level have changed, is also one reason why large and small companies keep coming to Silicon Valley—including setting up SV-IOs—despite frequent forecasts that the Valley would be eclipsed by some other regional powerhouse.

The report graphic that describes the five waves make clear that Silicon Valley has evolved slowly over a long time, and thus is not likely to be recreated quickly by other regions.

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Philipp Kadelbach Europe, I love You Differences are opportunities, they are virgin lands waiting to be discovered, developed and enhanced. A startup begins as a simple solution to a very local problem that eventually proves to be useful in many other locations and for way more people. Do things your way, with your style, according to your environment. Your culture is a strong barrier to entry. Audio file Slides 12 mins read Too many startup founders I meet are obsessed with copying what goes on outside of Europe.

So far we have done well with our liberal policies.

How to Prepare for a Lender Matchmaking Event: No other meeting or opportunity can have such an immediate, direct impact on the future of your business. After all, if the meeting goes well and leads to access to capital, the future of your business could change forever. An Access to Capital event gives you the chance to meet with traditional lenders, alternative lenders, venture capitalists and crowdfunding experts — all under one roof.

This type of event, however, allows you to conduct multiple meetings in a single day, as well as learn business credit basics from panels of industry experts. Attending an Access to Capital event can be the first step in your journey toward financial independence and business profitability. With the capital you need to pursue your business goals, you can be able to: The Basics Lenders need to know basic information about your business in order to help them get to know your business, and see how their capital might best fit your needs.


He served in the Reagan Administration at the U. After leaving government he advised companies on public affairs strategies related to economic policy. She is co-founder of govmates, an innovative teaming partner platform for government contractors.

Solve aims to explode that mindset.

As former General Counsel of the HKMC, Susie had made significant contributions to development of the debt issuance and mortgage-backed securitisation industry in Hong Kong. Susie was responsible for overseeing the structuring and legal documentation of the various debt and mortgage-backed securities MBS programmes launched by the HKMC to help promote development of the local debt and mortgage-backed securities MBS markets in Hong Kong.

She obtained her LL. M from University College, London. Susie received the “Outstanding Achievement– Asia Women in Business Law Awards ” in recognition of her contributions in launching a set of Model Mortgage Origination documents for the residential mortgage lending industry in Hong Kong, and for the legal counselling arrangement for the elderly which she helped to structure and promote under the Reverse Mortgage Programme in Hong Kong.

He received his early education in Hong Kong and England, and took his law degree at University College London where he is now a honorary fellow. Mr Chu is admitted to practise law in England and Hong Kong.

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Venture capitalists look for a strong management team, a large potential market and a unique product or service with a strong competitive advantage. They also look for opportunities in industries that they are familiar with, and the chance to own a large percentage of the company so that they can influence its direction. Brief History of Venture Capital in the U. Georges Doriot, a Frenchman who moved to the U. What made ARDC remarkable was that for the first time a startup could raise money from private sources other than from wealthy families.

For a long time in the U.

The paper then offers an assessment of the utility of each of the particular approaches to implementing a sunset provision.

VB Summit Oct 23 – 24 The artificial intelligence space is growing quickly and, with that, so is the need among AI startups to find the right investor. I and four of my colleagues at NYU recently developed an AI powered engine to analyze investor data and identify the investors most likely to invest in certain startups. After analyzing more than 22, angel funding rounds since based on data available through Crunchbase , we ranked top angel investors in the AI space measuring three primary variables: Here are the top 10 angel investors our algorithm came up with, scoring the highest at with all other scores relative to the top score.

We removed our original 6 from the list, since they recently stopped being as active as they were. Wei Guo — Score:

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His family lived in a tough part of Honolulu called Kalihi Valley. His mother was a housewife, and his father was a fireman, real estate broker, state senator, and government official during his long, distinguished career. Guy attended Iolani School where he graduated in Iolani is not as well known as its rival, Punahou because no presidents of the U. Keables taught him that the key to writing is editing.

And SV-IOs will have a front row seat to monitor and study how business solutions and paths for tech commercialization are found to enable viable, long term approaches to these types of challenges.

Paul Chucrallah Managing Director Paul covers a wide expertise in a variety of fields including finance, technology, innovation, and strategy, nurturing the team wi Paul Chucrallah Managing Director Paul covers a wide expertise in a variety of fields including finance, technology, innovation, and strategy, nurturing the team with valuable insights, resources and vibrant experience with innovative ventures. Danny Maalouly Investment Manager Danny brings over 10 years of experience in financial markets, asset management, and wealth management.

Prior to joining Berytech Souhail Khoury Investment Associate Souhail has more than 7 years of experience in technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Berytech Fund Management. She worked on various assignments covering several industries such as media, catering, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing among others.

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Cooperation agreement with D. CAMP, a Korean non-profit foundation, signed. Cooperation with startup hotspot South Korea to be expanded This time, before the trip to Shanghai, the delegation visited the South Korean capital Seoul. In addition to appointments with the tech groups LG and Samsung, the agenda included the signing of an agreement with D. Especially in South Korea the interest in Austrian start-ups is high. This is to be continued.

And get the decision makers to the table to buy the products.

Outside The Office An experienced and versatile corporate attorney, Jon guides entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and emerging companies from formation through liquidity event. While Jon serves as general outside counsel to his clients and addresses their on-going legal needs, his practice is largely transaction-based as he advises clients through angel and venture capital financings, and a range of commercial transactions, including commercial licenses, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

Jon also represents a number of angel and venture capital investors. His strong interest in innovation – he is the holder of two patents himself – and his passion for entrepreneurship show through in the energy and enthusiasm he brings to bear for the benefit of his clients. Jon has taken on a number of leadership positions in the legal and venture communities.

Jon is active in the American Bar Association, where he is immediate past Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, which saw significant growth during his tenure.

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Carbon Delta is a research firm that specializes in identifying and analyzing the climate change resilience of publicly traded companies. This allows clients to protect assets, optimize performance and reach sustainability goals. Reio is an integrated Employee Management System automating repetitive work such as payroll calculations, employee work time management or holiday and sick day request approval.

In addition the system enables customers to choose pension and life insurance providers and to select employee benefits from hundreds of vendors. The goal is to facilitate access to financial services for all kinds of businesses and individuals and to bring banking services to the doorstep of customers independently of their location. There is a widespread practice called Employee Savings and Lending Funds which Akiba has digitized and offering on a SaaS basis to companies that want to increase productivity by reducing financial stress of their employees.

ECrowd is a P2B Crowdlending platform that allows users to earn passive income by investing in loans to highly transparent projects in real economy.

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Ryan is focused on creating the ultimate networking events for senior level executives within the blockchain industry. Token Fest is a media and events company providing distinctive, experiential events to evangelize blockchain technology around the world. He is a serial-entrepreneur passionate about bringing together world-class people and ideas to curate great experiences that accelerate exponential impact. Brinkley’s background founding and leading media and tech companies has enabled him to acquire a unique blend of operational experience across the entrepreneurial lifecycle.

He has co-founded and launched brands such as MegaBots. His first business was a digital music venture where he produced music for over artists, including two Grammy-Award winners.

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The company reports doubling its revenue in on a year-over-year basis. At a time when 37 per cent of Canadian business owners identify a shortage of skilled labour as a growing business constraint, baby boomers are seen as providing a solution, particularly at the senior and executive level. The start-up has doubled its workforce and revenues in over the previous year. With a combination of public and private capital investors in place, Emberley now has his sights on a major expansion to Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and across Ontario.

More than 30, Canadians retire each month, creating growing talent gaps across multiple sectors, particularly at the senior level. Entrepreneurship represents an opportunity for older adults to tap into and build on years of experience and networks, while having the flexibility and control they might not have had in a traditional workplace.

A recent global summit on the experienced economy has also shown that five years after business start-up, 70 per cent of businesses started by older entrepreneurs were still operating, compared to 28 per cent started by younger people.