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News, Essays & Blog Posts (3 / 10)

Can the City of Light Become Silicon Paris?
By: Mario Polèse at City Journal   Published: 14/Oct/2018
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Tags: Startups Paris

Not if the French capital keeps squandering its most valuable asset—the vitality of the city center.

America Is Losing Its Edge for Startups
By: Richard Florida at City Lab   Published: 09/Oct/2018
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It used to be that 95 percent of global startup and venture-capital activity happened in the U.S. Today, it’s just over one-half.

The Winners and Losers of America’s Startup Economy
By: Richard Florida at City Lab   Published: 02/Aug/2018
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Established tech hubs continue to lead, but startup hubs are emerging in new, smaller places. The catch: Startup financing overall is on the wane.

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Podcast Episodes (2 / 2)

State of Travel Startups and Venture Capital in 2016
By: Skift   Released: 17/Feb/2016
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Tags: Startups

A report published by CB Insights showed 2015 as one of the greatest year for travel tech funding, with more than $5.2 billion invested across 348 deals. What does this year hold for startups? To help walk us through what’s happening on the venture capital front, Skift reporter Alexandra E. Petri and Skift News Editor Dennis Schaal sat down with Marcelo Ballvé, Research Director at CB Insights, and Krish Jagirdar, associate at Brand New Matter, which has investments in Rocketrip and Yatra and consults with early-stage startups on transforming their businesses.

S2E15: Places are People with Ben Casnocha
By: Colin Marshall at Notebook on Cities and Culture   Released: 22/Oct/2012
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Colin Marshall sits down in San Francisco's South Beach with entrepreneur, author, blogger, traveler, and learner Ben Casnocha. His latest book, co-written with Reid Hoffman, chairman of LinkedIn, is The Start-Up of You. They discuss the advantages of hanging an IKEA world map on the wall; his ten days of silent meditation and the feeling of enlarged thumbs that resulted; the San Francisco Bay Area's convergence of Californian spirituality and Californian technological intensity; the three Californias: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and everything else; "NorCal" pride and State of Jefferson stickers; being the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and how that got him involved in technology startups to begin with; how where you physically live now matters both more and less than it used to (and who still lives virtually on Livejournal); how loyalty now extends horizontally to your network rather than vertically to your company, and how your identity now comes before your role as an organizational component; his lifelong habit of reaching out to interesting people, and how it differs from the standard sleaziness of "networking"; his visits to Detroit and Athens, and how those cities may have strained his appreciative thinking muscles; his interest in underrated and underdiscussed places as well as people, such as those in South America; his adoption of "home bases" around the world, be they in San Francisco, Santiago, Zurich, or Tokyo; the pronunciation of Tegucigalpa; the loneliness he sees deep in the eyes of people who declare themselves "nomadic"; the necessity of acting consistently on curiosity, and of cultivating both a highly technical and a highly nontechnical mind; whether moving to a city means moving to randomness; and his sensory-deprivation experience floating in a saltwater pod.

Upcoming City & Urban Planning conferences covering Startups (the next 3)

MWC Barcelona (2019)
Barcelona:    25/Feb/2019 – 28/Feb/2019

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