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The “Tech” Of Two Cities Why Hong Kong failed where Shenzhen succeeded

Hong Kong and Shenzhen are located side by side geographically but have a very different history, grounded in two radically different socio-political systems. Hong Kong used to be an economic superstar in the region, while Shenzhen was described as a “sleepy border town” in southern China. The story is entirely different now when Shenzhen is comparable to, if it has not already outshone, its once proud neighbor. This surprising development begs an explanation, and this new article seeks to provide it.

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CVR Issue 5 and Employment Black Holes Presented at the Smart Cities Expo Israel Reception 11-Jul-2017 | Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, Herzliya, Israel

Prof. Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of CIV, presented the new City Venture Issue of Coller Venture Review and the Employment Black Holes concept, at a cocktail reception dedicated to the upcoming Smart Cities World Expo, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, in November 2017. The reception took place at the official residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in …

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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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