How will the world cope with the crucial issue of water management and treatment? How can individuals and corporations benefit even more from the 24/7, ubiquitous connection to the Internet – and prevent the resulting reputation and security risks? What new approaches to treating rare and neglected diseases will emerge and save lives in the coming years? How can technology help modify behaviours to optimize energy use and bring us closer to a low-carbon economy? The 31 start-ups selected as the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2011 innovatively address these and other challenges of our rapidly evolving society. See the full list here (Credits: World Economic Forum).
Techventure was a confluence of captains of industry, venture capitalists and high growth entrepreneurs. One VC who came by mentioned that they finally felt the entrepreneurial “Qi” in Singapore, which was heartening. I was asked why Asia is on a roll? Domestic Consumer Demand in Asia is a key differentiating factor. Another reason is that […]
It felt great to be back at Stanford. It was where I met my wife and started my first company.
From “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” to “Government as an Entrepreneur”: The Role of Public Venture Capital
Between Josh Lerner’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed — and What to Do About It and Al and Jamie Link’s Government as Entrepreneur lies a world of pros and cons of government interventions to support innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic research partnerships from public funds. Is ‘Government as Venture Capitalist’ an oxymoron or a counter-cyclical imperative?
Dan Hanson, Founder of Technology Innovation Group, Dallas, Texas USA
Irina Anghel, Secretary General of the South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Sofia Avdeitchikova, Assistant Professor, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden.
Tan Yinglan, Head (Projects) of Singapore’s National Research Foundation under the Prime Minister’s Office, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University
David Smith, SVP Enterprise Ireland, Silicon Valley Office with presentation Innovation Ireland – achieve global success
It was a good discussion moderated by Irina Anghel, Secretary General of the South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Bucharest, Romania.
One of my fans who purchased a copy of Chinnovation