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First Call for Papers on City Venture Deadline: September 30, 2016

《风投新发现——城市创业》征稿启动 We are now accepting proposals for papers for the next issue of Coller Venture Review, focused on City Venture. Submission deadline: July 12, 2016. In addition to an author’s honorarium of US $3000, publishing with CIV may lead to further collaboration, participation in our events, and an opportunity to expose your insights to thousands of stakeholders in the global venture ecosystem.

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Employment Black Holes Concept Video

We are proud to present a video abstract of the concept article on cities and ventures from the new City Venture issue of Coller Venture Review – “Employment Black Holes”, namely: How can cities and geographical areas become so compelling that they pull in talent, funding, and innovation, and thus constantly create and sustain jobs at the expense of the …

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Reno’s Venture Gamble Leveraging Tesla’s Gigafactory

Reno, Nevada, used to be the butt of jokes across America, but today it is growing a viable venture ecosystem that’s ushering in a bright future. And it’s doing it in an unusual manner: instead of the usual hi-tech startups, this “Biggest Little City in the World” is leveraging its unique assets to specialize in a completely different, yet very effective, niche. Read an article by Jack Wroldsen, part of the new City Venture issue of Coller Venture Review, and the accompanying CIV City Case, and explore the evolution of Reno from derision to riches: a story that shows how a combination of humility and pluck, aided by well-planned action at the state and city levels, can create success in surprising ways even in unlikely places.

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The Role Of Ventures In Strengthening The Fabric Of The City The case of Chennai

A city can support ventures... and should, because ventures return the favor in ways you might not expect. This article by CIV International Research Affiliate Thillai Rajan A., and Vikram Kapur, shows how the presence of venture can energize the hosting city, leading to a virtuous symbiotic equilibrium. It uses as a case study the South Indian city of Chennai, founded in 1639, which is one of the thriving metropolitan cities of India today, presented in an insightful paper and a CIV City Case.

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Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 – Lessons from the Startup Nation 11-May-2017 @ WHU Dusseldorf

Though a small country, Israel has one of the world's most vibrant and innovative tech sectors and boasts more startups per capita than any other country in the world. An increasing number of German corporates have ventured into Israel to buy a window into this powerful talent pool and tech cluster. This was the focus of the upcoming Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 event, held on 11-May-2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The event featured internationally-renowned speakers, including Prof. Eli Talmor, Chair of the Coller Institute of Venture; Joerg Rheinboldt, CEO of Axel Springer Plug&Play Accelerator; Dr. Paolo Bavaj of Henkel; and Prof. Hossam Haick of the Technion Find out more and read relevant city cases inside.

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CIV2017HK Full Conference Program Released

We are pleased to announce the electronic release of the CIV2017HK conference brochure. Its 64 pages include all the necessary information for conference attendees, including speaker biographies, venues and timetables, as well as a special preview of articles and city cases from the upcoming City Venture issue of Coller Venture Review.

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