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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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Aging Ventures and Silver-Tech — A Global Megatrend Guest Post by Dov Sugarman, an Expert in Senior Care Technology

In 2015, there were approximately 1.6 billion people in the world aged 50-plus, yet by 2050, this number is projected to double. The aging of society poses both challenges and opportunities to governments and private sector companies alike and is having a transformative impact, economically and socially. The past couple of years has seen the creation of several dedicated funds targeting investments in companies developing innovative solutions for seniors, and even Silicon Valley's most famous venture capitalists have begun betting on the “silver tech” niche. Read a guest post by Dov Sugarman, an expert in senior care technology.

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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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Mobileye: A Feather in Jerusalem’s Venture Cap

莫比莱 (Mobileye):耶路撒冷风险投资的荣誉 Everyone’s excited about the acquisition of Mobileye by Intel. At US$15.3 billion, Intel’s purchase of Mobileye is the largest exit in Israel's high-tech industry to date. Read a post by Nathan Zeldes depicting the connection between the university venture that created "Mobileye", and the city venture that enabled it to flourish and succeed in Jerusalem, Israel - an emerging tech hub. Find out more about the Jerusalem venture ecosystem in an in-depth article from the coming issue of CVR.

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University Venture: The View From Stanford An interview on university venture with Katharine Ku, Executive Director of the Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing

高校创业:撕单福大学的观点 "This is not about making money, it is about entrepreneurship, about moving the technology from the university to industry as efficiently and effectively as possible," says Katharine Ku, Executive Director of the Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing, in an interview to Vladi Dvoyris, Director of Community at CIV. Ms. Ku, leading the Stanford OTL for the past 26 years, will be speaking at the CIV2017HK conference in Hong Kong.

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