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21
Oct
2015
18
Oct
2015

This was a week for a reality check on some of the startups and older private firms that have at least a one billion dollar valuation. In recent years the tech industry has called these firms unicorns after the mythological animal resembling a horse or a kid with a single horn on its forehead. The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China according to Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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15
Oct
2015

Census data show that the portion of US firms and employment accounted for by startups has declined since the 1980s according to a Harvard Business School (HBS) report. However, respondents to a survey of HBS alumni paint a very positive picture of entrepreneurship in America.

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12
Oct
2015

Canada will hold a general election on 19 Oct and with the economy confirmed on 1 Sept to have been in recession in the first half of 2015 due to the collapse in oil prices, the three main political parties have policies to improve on the dismal innovation performance. However, Jim Balsillie, co-founder of Research In Motion (RIM), now BlackBerry Ltd., says the maker of the world's first smartphone, was an anomaly in Canada and the country "isn't equipped for global competition." Last July Damien English, minister of state for research, promised that Ireland would have a new "ambitious and visionary" strategy for investment in science by October — a visionary strategy may not be a credible one and policymakers need to understand the difference between invention and innovation.

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8
Oct
2015

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Policymakers and lobbyists in Ireland and elsewhere focus on tax incentives, grants and business regulations as key ingredients in promoting business startups and the number of entrepreneurs in an economy. However, this conventional wisdom is wrong in particular in the case of the small percentage of high growth firms that are key contributors to economic growth and employment in an economy.

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2
Oct
2015

Today, 54% of the world's population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050 according to the United Nations. The development of creative industries is getting increasing attention from city governments and recent research has ranked global cities on the policies and actions in achieving a high degree of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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27
Sep
2015
24
Sep
2015

In 2013 Enda Kenny, taoiseach/ prime minister, boasted that Ireland had become the new "Digital Capital of the World" and if that had to have any substance it had to relate to Dublin, Ireland's capital city, as a significant global tech hub or cluster. A shock announcement on Wednesday should induce a reality check as Finfacts has been arguing for years — giving hype and delusion primacy over substance inevitably ends in disappointment.

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22
Sep
2015

Startup Ireland: In coming weeks there will be a lot of focus on startups with events scheduled across the country on 5-10 Oct as the inaugural of what is called the Startup Gathering 2015 — is "set to be one of the biggest startup events in the world" according to the organisers — while on 3-5 Nov, the Web Summit, which has already earned its superlatives, will bring Silicon Valley to Dublin for almost a week, when cloning the real thing for 52 weeks of the year remains an elusive dream.

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21
Sep
2015