The City Venture research strand looks into the relationship between the city and the ventures inside it, taken both individually and as an entire ecosystem. Here we define the essence of venture as the creation of new companies that develop ideas, innovations and models, and turn these into businesses.
Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review presents the Employment Black Holes model – namely, how can a city successfully cope with a globalized world, where talents, jobs and money move freely from one location to another; and how can it develop, nurture and preserve a unique domain that will turn it into a “black hole” — a magnet for people, investments and innovation.
The issue elaborates on this concept in eight original feature articles, and eleven CIV City Cases presenting key factors in the development of urban venture ecosystems in the USA, Europe, China and Israel.
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The key to the wealth of cities
by Prof. Yesha Sivan and Nathan Zeldes
How are Black Holes critical for your city’s enduring prosperity?
The case of Chennai
by Thillai Rajan A. and Vikram Kapur
A city can support ventures… and should, because ventures return the favor in ways you might not expect.
Implementation of a Health IT Cluster in Newark, NJ
by Prof. Michael Ehrlich
Here is an application of Cluster Theory to making one’s city a success.
Why Hong Kong failed where Shenzhen succeeded
by Horace Yeung and Flora Huang
This is a fascinating comparative case study of two world systems that fate placed together. There is much to learn from both sides of the equation!
The culture that leads the Jerusalem venture ecosystem
by Hanan Brand, Helen Wexler and Wendy Singer
Meet an extraordinary story of urban transformation – and discover a “secret sauce” that could be used to transform your city as well.
Leveraging Tesla’s Gigafactory
by Jack Wroldsen
Here is a little city that did exactly the right things to attain success. If the city you manage is not a Silicon Valley, there are lessons here that could be of great benefit to you.
Assessing London’s post-Brexit competitiveness
by Eze Vidra
Will the London venture ecosystem survive the turmoil of Brexit?
How capital, institutions, and psycho-cultural behavior promote economic growth
by Robert Huggins
Here is an article that tries to solve a key mystery that keeps city leaders awake at night: why do cities succeed?
As part of our research into City Venture, CIV is proud to present a set of CIV City Cases, material that any city leader should find valuable.