Inspiring and connecting local mentors, investors, incubators, co-working spaces, service providers, universities and governments to build sound and successful innovation ecosystems.
Connecting local resources to a best possible innovation ecosystem including co-working spaces, Incubators, accelerators, Universities, Governments, and Technology and Service providers. Ensuring a globally competitive seeding ground for innovation.
Accelerators / Incubators
Technology & Service Providers
Africa: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda
Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia Lat. America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Peru
Project Duration: 5 years
Project timeframe: Feb 2020 until 2025
Geographic Engagement: 25 countries
Inspired Organizations: 1,200
Educated & Trained : 25,000
Brain drain reduction: 85%
Jobs created: 10,000
Ecosystem – the seeding ground for prosperity
In this “Ecosystems for Innovation” project, we work with the major constituencies and help them collaborate and develop an ecosystem among each other. Each of the 20+ countries we engage with are different and as such we see also here the key for success to stimulate an ecosystem that is created from within the country and not created from the outside.
The programs contain guidance, assistance in creating country specific ecosystems in accordance to the local needs with inputs from globally successful ecosystems.
Ideas are free, but it takes a whole ecosystem of supporters and infrastructure to make them successful.
Governments 1.1 Policies Governments and their policies play a strategic role in the development of innovative startups. This is mostly in developed countries a problem, where policies became so intransparent and complex that talents started to move into other countries 1.2 Taxation Taxation is another government related topic. Innovation friendly taxation is mostly critical for the investors who take high risks when investing and if it is too complicated taxation is just not attractive they rather invest in foreign companies.
Investors, who made their money as successful business owners are key to startups and scaleups. The so called smart money is helping entrepreneurs not only continue paying their bills but thrive.
Access to top talents as co-founders or later on as employees as well as collaborative research and project work helps innovators and universities to develop further and closer to real needs.
Mentors Mentors, who have been successful entrepreneurs are among the top most important supporters for young startup entrepreneurs.
In the past 10 years, vibrant coworking spaces, where the exchange between entrepreneurs is the daily normal, have become critical for their success.
Networks such as entrepreneurs networks, investor networks, business networks, access to corporations, are a vital part of great innovation ecosystems. It must be easy to connect to virtually any source of information, including legal and tax advice.
Service & Technology provider are yet another support source helping with technical support or all kinds of marketing, engineering, HR and other services.
The national culture is the most prohibitive factor for disruptive business development. In nations where obeyance is a virtue and creativity a must, disruption is almost impossible. In order to overcome such obstacles, entrepreneurs can develop their own private subculture.
Our mission: Helping countries, cities, or private initiatives to build the most helpful innovation ecosystem.
Germany 1800’s A small number of entrepreneurs like Carl Benz, Robert Bosch, Max Plank und one or two handful of others created startups that should turn the nation in a few decades to one of the most prosperous in the world. 150 years later, the 85 Million population nation still lives off of the innovation from back then.
A small number of startups including Fairchild, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Apple and later on many others created products, that in just two or three decades revolutionized the world’s way to work with information. Silicon Valley became the epicenter of IT innovation.
South Korea 2000’s
Only three startups: Samsung, LG and Hyundai were necessary to turn one of the poorest countries on earth into one of the most developed nations just 2 decades later.
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